Juniors place second at leagues
Representing their team in leagues is what many athletes hope to do by the end of their season. Juniors Claire Andrews and Olivia Hitz represent the girls’ tennis teams in leagues this October.
“It feels pretty great because it was a fun experience to go with our whole team and it was fun to have team bonding and playing with our team,” said Hitz.
Both varsity players placed second in flight two doubles. Andrews placed second in flight 3 singles and Hitz placed second in flight 4 singles.
“My match wasn’t stressful at all because I fought hard and even though I lost by a lot I ended up having fun,” said Hitz.
The girls’ tennis team has had a successful season with a record of 6-5.
“My first 2 rounds were stressful because I had to play Lancaster country day the second round and they are really tough but the way as finals go I was more stressed I was down a set and l then lost at a tie breaker,” said Andrews.
Leagues is very competitive and players can be faced with multitudes of matches all day. Many tennis players strive to make it to leagues, especially after a good season.
“My season was pretty good and I won more matches than I expected to in my single (matches) and had a really fun time,” said Hitz.
When actually making it to leagues players face an extra amount or pressure and stress to be able to place. For both Andrews and Hitz it was a stressful but also a fun time.
“Basically the beginning of leagues was sort of rough for me and stressed myself out way too much (in first two rounds) but after that I wasn’t stressed and was chilling on the court with my teammates,” said Hitz.
Both players face a different experience and fought until the very end.
“I was more stressed the beginning half,” said Andrews. “Once I knew I made it to final and was getting a medal no matter what, I was more stressed leading up to the final moment.”