Girls Tennis

Girls+Tennis

Photo credit: Natalie Sukhman

By Tommy Larson, Staff Writer

The Hackley Girls Varsity Tennis team can’t wait to get back out onto the court for the 2017 fall season. It is shaping up to be a huge year for them as they only lost two seniors from their starting lineup, and added three more players to the team.

Coach David Sykes has very high expectations for the team. “This year’s girls are a particularly committed group.  They are always working their hardest, competing in every single match, striving to improve, and playing smart tennis. Furthermore, they are an unbelievably fun, supportive, and spirited team,” he said.

As well as regularly practicing, the team has had fun bonding experiences in preseason. They went to New York City to watch a U.S. Open match, as well as going to the Gypsy Trail Club in Carmel, New York, to relax and spend time with each other.

Leah Holmes, a sophomore on the team, stated, “We have strong expectations for the team especially after making it to the semi finals last year.” The team should be fun to watch this year with both veteran leadership and young talent. Make sure not to miss out on the action and excitement by watching their home games.