JV Tennis Wins District

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One last victory finished off JV tennis’s strong fall season. The undefeated team won its second straight JV Team Tennis District 13-6A championship game on Tuesday, Nov. 3 against the Cedar Ridge Raiders. The final score was 10-2.

Since this match was a district final, the players felt the pressure as they stepped onto the courts for their last matches of the season. The team has been working hard since the beginning of this school year, and their determined mindset helped them bring home one last victory for their school.

“The kids played great, it was a lot of pressure on to keep up their winning ways,” Coach Travis Dalrymple said. “They haven’t lost all season but every single kid from the best player to the worst player all stepped up as a team and brought home our second straight district championship in team tennis.”

Even though every player did not have a chance to display his or her talent, the team still showed good sportsmanship and cheered on their teammates.

“I was still able to stay here and support my team and that’s the part that I enjoyed,” Matthew Donald ‘18 said.

However, everyone enjoyed the festivities that came with winning a district championship. Each player was awarded with a UIL medal, which proudly hung around their necks along with the smiles plastered on their faces.

“It felt awesome to win, because we’re district champions,” Carolien van Heemskerck Pillis ‘19 said.

Many players even expected this championship based on their play.

“It felt right, it felt good to win. After all, we are Westwood tennis, and we should win,” Donald said.

Though the team season is over, the players are far from finished. They’re diving head first into their individual tournament season. The first tournament is with the freshman team on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at Georgetown High School.