The Girl’s tennis season came to a close last Friday with a loss to Hampton. The girls were able to come out on top in only three of its matches this year. Junior Varsity Coach Brian Duermeyer says he wished he could have gotten more out of the team this year.
“The team’s win/loss record was not what we had hoped. The girls played very well at times but inconsistently at others. Our win/loss record didn’t meet the expectations we had for the girls,” Duermeyer said.
However, the team had great chemistry and put in a lot of time and effort.
“The girls supported each other and worked very hard. They also represented their school district very well,” Duermeyer said.
The seniors were the ones who led the team and helped the team through its struggles.
“Emily Watts led the seniors. She did a great job of leading a group of excellent kids. Savannah Reynolds and Bridget Bugrin represented Shaler Area at the section tournament and the other seniors, Emily Rhodes, Baylee Marta and Rachel Beck, showed a great deal of maturity and strong work ethic,” Duermeyer said.
Senior Emily Rhodes feels the match against Butler, specifically, made the team improve and mature.
“Even though we didn’t win, our team grew closer and bonded over how well Emily Watts and Bridget Bugrin played that day,” Rhodes said.
The team will looks towards next season to improve more and to come out on top in more matches.