The NHCA Tennis team traveled to state-ranked Wellington on Tuesday evening to take on their junior varsity squad. The Statesmen did not win any matches, but they won some games against a very experienced team.
1 Singles: Andreas Tsitroulis 1-6 2-6 L
2 Singles: Kassi Wolfe 3-6 0-6 L
3 Singles: Ethan Engen 3-6 0-6 L
1 Doubles: Spencer Corey/Kelcie Gremillion 0-6 1-6 L
2 Doubles: Zach Seidle/Tessa Finkle 3-6 1-6 L
Coach Hillari Corey is proud of her squad, “Thanks to those that were able to cheer on the Statesmen tonight. We showed up to play against an experienced team and won some games…I can’t ask for more. That shows improvement for each player! Not one match gave up two complete sets against a team with 5+ years of experience. (Coach) Dave (Gray) and I are super proud of all of our players. Despite being behind, they learned and had fun at it as well.”
The best comment of the evening came from the Wellington coach, “Your team is just so positive, I love it! It’s quite refreshing actually. It’s not what we’re used to seeing.” He said these things with a big smile on his face. That right there is what shows the Statesmen qualities to all!
The team will travel to Cristo Rey on Thursday, May 9 for their next match. Go Statesmen!