By Alyssa Book
The girls’ tennis team is heating up at the right moment. Coming off a big win last weekend, the team is heading into this weekend’s tournament with confidence. The team faces another challenge Saturday at Zionsville High School, but is accepting it head on.
The team played the Crawforsville Invitational last weekend. The ending surprised senior Olivia Boesing and was an exciting win for the entire team.
“We won the tournament by one point. I think our strong point was our number 2 doubles team. They won their bracket 15-13 in a third set tie breaker. They really pulled through for us and we are really proud of them.”
Boesing and the rest of the team is now looking ahead to the Zionsville Invitiational this Saturday at 9 a.m. Boesing said two areas they need to focus on improving is their conditioning and mental toughness.
Sopomore Alexis Applegate has been playing 2 singles for the varsity team and hopes to win her position in Zionsvillle.
Applegate descibes last weekend’s big win as a motivator.
“It gave us a confidence boost and showed us how far we could go.”
Boesing’s goal for this weekend is too improve as much as they can.
“We have a few girls out this weekend due to illness and choir so our goal is just to improve this weekend. We are hoping to win, but that is not the most important thing.”
Senior doubles player Whitney Batliner has prepared for this weekend by working hard in practice and imporving each match she plays.
Batliner is using her senior leadership to help her teammates. She says she leads her team by pushing everyone to put forth their best effort.
Batliner has faith in her team and expresses what she thinks are major strenghths.
“Our postitive mindset [is our strength]. Although we are a younger team than we have been in the past, all the girls have stepped up to the plate and even pulled out some wins for us.”
As a senior, Boesing not only has goals for this weekend, but for the rest of her season as well.
“We want to win sectional and regional and then beat Jasper at semi-state. We are hoping to get as far as we can in the state tournament.”