Playoffs to begin inside for tennis team


Roy Nitzan

Falling short of a district championship, the tennis team still hopes to add more titles to the tennis court as the Redhawks seek the Bi-District championship on Tuesday when they take on McKinney North.

Kasey Harvey, Editor-in-chief

After a 10-9 win against Reedy on Thursday, tennis enters their first round of playoffs against Mckinney North riding a four game winning streak. Originally scheduled for Tuesday afternoon, the match has been relocated to an indoor court at Lifetime Fitness in Plano at 7:00 a.m. due to a forecast of rainy and cold conditions.  

“I think the kids are ready,” tennis coach Erica Dopson said. “They’re excited. It’ll be different. I think getting to play with this weather is a great. However we can get it in. We’re excited to just get it played. I think the kids are excited because you don’t have to worry about the weather. You don’t have to worry about the sun or the wind. It’s just playing tennis with no outside factors.”

Finishing with a 7-2 record in District 9-5A, the team has one goal on the eve of the playoffs.

“It’s very important because we want to go ahead into playoffs not just the first round,” sophomore Yatin Pokle said. “Last year, we made it past first round in playoffs. This year, we want to do better.”