Tennis: getting a grip

 22511729762_29373123ce_bA tough loss of talent can drag any team down, but MC’s girls tennis team learned to thrive from it.

To compensate for the gap left by graduated seniors, this year’s group of girls found power through hard work, focus, and confidence in each other.

“Our team has put in a lot of effort and energy and it’s definitely showing out on the courts,” MC junior Kosha Rakholia said. “It’s been producing positive results for us.”

Knowing weaknesses and understanding how to fix them is an asset the team holds.

“[The most challenging thing about the season] is definitely being tough throughout the game, especially mentally,” Rakholia said. “It’s really easy to let yourself down, but once you have a positive attitude, it’ll take care of the way you play.”

Pinpointing areas in need of training puts them at an advantage, as well as giving the team the conviction needed to do well in stressful situations.

“ We are loosing a lot of players this year, so we’re going to have to work hard to up our skill level during the offseason,” sophomore Katie Sauer said.

All the players must contribute to push a team, and in the end it comes down to how hard everyone works in practice.

“We are successful in our teamwork, and we work really hard to get better, [as well as] help each other” sophomore Grace Lemersal said.

Important in extracurriculars is an element of enjoyment, and the girls achieve this through bonding events.

“Our team has bonded through parties, get air, sleepovers, and things like that,” Lemersal said. “My favorite part of this season has been hanging out with the other girls. It’s really fun.”

In sports, it’s the team that brings it all, every day, that comes out on top. And right now, the team is on a rise and they don’t plan on regressing from it.

Written by Laura Loomis

Laura is a senior at MC and news editor on the SUN staff. Besides a passion for chickens and ranch houses, she enjoys the unpredictable nature of life.

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