Girls Tennis takes a loss; remains in high spirits

Zadie Martin, RubicOnline

On Sept. 17, the girls varsity tennis team held their last section tennis match of the season against Mounds Park Academy.

The match was held at SPA from 4:30 p.m. and lasted until 6:45 p.m. There were 4 sets of singles and 3 sets of doubles, with a total of 7 matches.

A tennis match is won by winning 2 of 3 sets. There are six games in each of the sets. To win a game the players must be the first to score 4 points, and must win the game by a difference of two points

In the team’s singles matches, they tied with MPA 2-2, so it came down to the team’s doubles to win the match. Unfortunately, through the 2 hour match MPA just barely beat the varsity team 4-3.

Junior Naysa Kalugdan said, “I was a little nervous because I hurt my shoulder somehow, so I was a little worried that it would affect my playing…but I came in with positive vibes and I just tried my best.”

Although the team lost, the SPA players felt good about how they played. Juniors Autumn Spaulding, and Alyssa Ebert both said, “I walked into [it] feeling good.”

Freshman Georgia Ross said “I felt kind of bummed because I’m kind of a competitive person, but…I realized we weren’t going to win.”

SPA and MPA have played each other in past seasons and have beaten them before, but it has always been close. The team expected MPA to take home the win, but they remained collected and in high spirits while they played.

The girls varsity tennis team’s next game is at 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 21, against New Life Academy at SPA.