The spring season is on the verge of starting, which means the tennis team is reunited. Last year, the team had their best run in history, tying with Wilsonville High School and La Salle High School for first place in 5A league. Though it is the start of the season, the dreary days have held the team back from practicing on the courts. The team has held practices indoors, and recent games have been cancelled.
Last year, sophomore Minh Le won first place with partner sophomore Vynorton Nguyen in the 2016 JV championship tournament for doubles. The tournament was hosted by La Salle, Wilsonville and other schools in the 5A bracket.
“Tennis has made me try new things. It’s a good sport to create motivation and inspiration,” Le said.
Senior captain Ngan Nguyen quit track his sophomore year and started playing tennis. He was new to the sport, and he went off to play quaterfinals in districts last year.
“The feeling of when you just rip a forehand or backhand. It’s just enthralling,” Ngan Nguyen said.
He has plans to keep improving on his skills.
“My weaknesses is my mental game is not all there,” Ngan Nguyen said. “I constantly beat myself up so it will cause me to lose a match.”
The team welcomes new members, and would love support during their matches.
“Our team is rather welcoming and inviting toward new people. We always hype up the new people at practice and games,” Ngan Nguyen said.