Trouble on the court


Addy Schick

Serving up a win, Redhawk tennis pushes through competition. Causing trouble on the court, the team looks to keep moving forward.

Michael Coppinger, Sports Reporter

With the District 9-5A tournament on March 28, the Redhawks tennis team warmed up for spring break by playing in the North Pool Tournament with the #1 girls’ singles and the #1 mixed doubles team maintaining their #1 rankings in the district.

“I think everyone is feeling pretty good about how they’re doing. For me personally, I feel confident, but not overconfident, going into districts,” freshman Hailey Zhang said via text. “There have been some really strong players from different schools and I think our team has done well with encouraging and cheering each other on when we’re not playing.”

While the fall season is all about team tennis, the spring season focuses on the individual, with the Redhawks placing an emphasis on personal development as they seek bids to the state tournament April 26-27 in San Antonio.

“Spring season focuses on mainly individual and some team events. Overall, I would say there are 3-4 people on our team this year with the potential to advance to state,” junior Sanjheev Rao said. “Most of the team is working on being more aggressive with their game style. Learning to win points quicker, or with fewer shots, is important for us to reach the next level.”