Tennis swings through cold front at Polar Vortex

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Amelia Jauregui

Trying not to freeze in the Polar Vortex Tournament, the Redhawks accomplished their goal getting multiple athletes top finishes. Sawa Okamoto placed 3rd in singles and Vinay Gaddam and Krish Pokle won the consolation draw in doubles.

Addy Schick, Sports Reporter

Swinging into their spring season the Redhawk tennis team produced some top results with Sawa Okamoto placing 3rd in singles and Vinay Gaddam and Krish Pokle winning the consolation draw in doubles.

Danielle Dostal, found herself playing up with varsity this weekend and is looking to improve next time she gets this opportunity.

“I feel I did ok,” Dostal said. “I played better tennis than usual because I was playing at a higher level, but the problem with the thing was I was really nervous so I didn’t get to apply everything that I wanted to do at the match.”

With temperatures starting to plunge Wednesday, the Redhawks were put to the test with harsh winds and a cold front pushing through.   

“I think the team did really well and especially for the first tournament back, and getting back into it,” Head Coach Erica Dopson said. “We had quite a few out this first tournament and so we will look to see how the rest of them do for the next round. I think they learned how to deal with conditions it was really windy yesterday and also a cold front came through halfway through the day.”