The girls’ tennis team doubles over with success


Suzanne Blake

Senior Krysten Le aces the ball during a match against Heritage.

Dylan Saunooke, Staff Reporter

The girls’ tennis team has grown in numbers, including an expanded junior varsity team. Coach Cyndi Keller said she loves coaching and began the season hoping to increase their experience level.

“My goal this year is to make sure every girl plays a match once a week,” Keller said.

The girls are competing in the final season of Cap-8 play, facing some of the best players in the state.

“Although we’re not winning a lot, we’re playing a lot, which is a really good sign,” Keller said.

The increased playing time bore fruit against rivals Heritage and Wakefield, both of whom join us in the new Northern Athletic Conference or NAC VI.

Aug. 25 the team defeated the Wolverines 5 to 4 and topped them again Sept. 26, but by a larger margin of 6 to 3. The Cougars defeated the Huskies 5-4 in their first match.

Senior Captain Kyrsten Le and Sara Brooks Daniel lead the team and according to Keller are, “playing in top form.”

Le has played for six years and enjoys playing. Le’s doubles record is 7-1 and her overall record is 9-7. All of her seven wins are by at least three sets, and one of those wins was 8 to 0.

Daniels’ overall record is 11-5, with four of those wins coming in singles matches.

“I think the whole team’s just been working really hard, and our conference, like our competition, is getting a little bit easier, so I think we’ve just been doing better,” Le said. “I don’t think it’s just me.”

Le recently notched another victory 2 sets to 0 Sept. 26.

Le said, “I think we’re definitely getting more serious, and we’re working more on skills instead of the basics.”