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Rising expectations give girls’ tennis team high hopes

​By Rachel Lamb

Excitement filled FC’s girls tennis team last June when they brought home the title runner up in state. After accomplishing this, expectations started to rise for the upcoming season.

With conditioning already started and practice just around the corner, many  team members and their coach, James Markert, believe that going back to state again this year is possible.

“We definitely can make it back to state this year. Even though we lost a lot of experience and some of the best players to ever play tennis at FC last year,  we’ve still developed a program with some longevity,” said Markert.

Not only did the team lose some highly skilled players, but also four seniors.

Sophomore Callie Oaks shared her opinion on how losing the seniors is going to affect the team this year.

​”I think we depended on the upperclassmen too much last year and this year we need to learn to succeed without them.”

Even though this team is at a disadvantage with mostly underclassmen, there still are a few additions being made to the team.

“We’re adding a very talented exchange student, Giorgia Rossetto, who has already meshed wonderfully with the rest of the girls on the team,” said Markert.

Sophomore Emily Stock said having Rossetto is a sign of hope.

“We have a good team and especially now that we have Rossetto, I have faith that we can make it to state. ”

Another addition to the team are three freshmen that have been playing tennis since early middle school. The way that they have been preparing could lead the team to state.

“I have been playing with many of the girls for years and already have lots of experience with the coaches,” said freshman Madison Woosley.

Senior Dana Frank, who played on the number one doubles team last year, said that the team is ready.

“We’re on track for a spectacular season mainly because our team has a good deal of upside and all of us are working especially hard in areas that need heaps of improvement.”

FC Marching Band goes to state

4:37 a.m. FC marching band does a run through of the show before leaving to Indianapolis.
4:37 a.m. FC marching band does a run through of the show before leaving to Indianapolis.

4:41 a.m. Getting on the buses before they depart for Indianapolis at 5 o' clock.
4:41 a.m. The marching band gets on the buses before they depart for Indianapolis.
7:46 a.m. After a two hour drive FC marching band arrives at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
7:46 a.m. After a two-hour drive FC marching band arrives at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
8:07 a.m. After parked, the band gets on the trailer to get their uniforms to change back on the bus.
8:07 a.m. After parking, the band gets on the trailer to get their uniforms to change back on the bus.
9:15 a.m. After the band is in uniform, they get into formation to head to physical warm-ups.
9:15 a.m. After the band is in uniform, they get into formation to head to physical warm-ups.

9:37 a.m. FC marching band does physical exercises one hour before the performance.9:37 a.m. FC marching band does physical exercises one hour before the performance.

10 a.m. FC Marching band does musical warm-ups 40 minutes before playing on the football field.
10 a.m. FC marching band does musical warm-ups 40 minutes before playing on the football field.
10:20 a.m. The Pit arrives on the sideline to prepare to set up after DeKalb High School finish performing.
10:20 a.m. The Pit arrives on the sideline to prepare to set up after DeKalb High School finish performing.
10:40 a.m. Time for performance. The marching band runs a nine minute show to compete for the top ten in State Finals.
10:40 a.m. The marching band runs a nine minute show to compete for the top 10 in state finals.
11:25 a.m. After performing sophomore Phoenix-Grace Lackey and Chris Harbeson sit with the band watching the rest of the bands perform for State Finals.
11:25 a.m. After performing sophomores Phoenix-Grace Lackey and Chris Harbeson sits with the band watching the rest of the bands perform for state finals.
12:14 p.m. IT's time for awards. The band stands in a block on the Colts football field to wait for the announcement for placement.
12:14 p.m. The band stands in a block on the Colts football field to wait for the announcement for placement.
12:42 p.m. After hearing the band place 6th place, field commander Sloane Lewis lead the band back to the buses carrying the sixth place trophy.
12:42 p.m. After hearing the band place 6th place, field commander Sloane Lewis leads the band back to the buses carrying the sixth place trophy.

1:35 p.m. The bands packs up and leave for home, can't wait to be back.
1:35 p.m. The band packs up and leaves for home.
4:11 p.m. Waiting on the semi, the band gets together watching the last performance of the year. Afterwards band director Harold Yankey gives a speech on how proud he is of the band and of the season.
4:11 p.m. Waiting on the semi that broke on the way home, the band gets together watching the last performance of the year. Afterwards band director Harold Yankey gives a speech on how proud he is of the band and of the season.
4:55 p.m. After a truck break down, the semi arrives after everyone else has. The Pit Crew dads unload the truck of instruments and props to end the day and the marching band season.
4:55 p.m. After a new semi is attached to the trailer, the semi arrives. The Pit Crew dads unload the truck of instruments and props to end the day and the marching band season. Photos and captions by Jonathan Blaylock and Brad Hunt.