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Boys’ tennis seeks 22nd consecutive conference win

By Eric Ordonez

As the leaves begin to fall down from the trees, the boys’ tennis team prepares for sectionals. They posted a 19-4 record as of Sept. 27 and did it with a unique team. Having only four seniors on the team, they were counted on to lead them to where they are now. Head coach Rick Miller said they are very talented and deep in different spots.

“Our goal this year is to win our 22nd. That is, our 22nd consecutive conference championship,” said Miller.

From the beginning of the pre-season, the goal for this team was to take home the conference win and extend the streak. It has been their motto ever since, and senior Jarret Oldham agrees.

“We’ve done really well this year, we’ve beat some pretty good teams. And we’re always trying to get better. But most importantly, we want to go deeper into the tournament,” said Oldham.

Junior Lucas Corley, a first year player, said he is excited to be on the team, and he is looking forward to sectionals.

“I’m looking forward to rolling through it like it’s a yellow light and you’re speeding through it,” said Corley.

The team began their sectional run on Wednesday, Sept. 28. Miller has them prepared to his liking and he said he believes they are playing their best tennis right now. He said he always wants to be playing the best tennis at the end of the year, because that is when it counts.