Tennis Team Hopes to Make Trip to State

Savannah Anderson, Sports Editor

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The tennis season is officially underway, and many players are eager and excited for what this season could bring.

“I feel hopeful about this season,” senior Sophie Sams said. “We have a lot of strong players.”

Junior Luke Martin is also hopeful about the season, and because of the lack of seniors on the boys’ team, called it “an opportunity to play like we have nothing to lose.”

When it comes to the camaraderie of the team, one word can describe it all – family.

“Being on the team is like a family,” Sams said. “We are all so close and ready to help each other do better on and off the court.”

Part of this camaraderie can be attributed to the familiarity with their coach, Caitlin Graham.
“It’s the second year with Caitlin as our coach,” Martin said. “So being able to continue to develop relationships on the team has been awesome.”

The ultimate goal for the tennis family is one that most high school athletes dream of.

“This season, I’m hoping we can win a few matches at the region tournament and get to state,” Martin said. “That’s the ultimate goal, but of course I also want to beat Montgomery County.”

Sams also hopes for good performances at the region tournament so the team can “represent GRC at state.”

Martin says the team has a good chance this season to see success on the court, so catch the tennis Cards in action at the old YMCA.