boys tennis
Tennis Team
Front row (from left to right): Clay Burk, Chase Critser, Gavin Garza, Andrew Mejia, Dylan Johnson, Benjamin Anderson. Back row: Assistant Coach James Burk, Leyton Brock, Branden Swart, Jory Micek, Austin Kinderknecht, Dylan Pfeifer, Head Coach Lori Dietz.

 

 

 

 

Boys tennis prepares for a smashing season

Tennis Season

Practicing for his last season of tennis, Senior Austin Kinderknecht volleys the ball with his partner Branden Swart.

By Gracie Hickson

The boys’ tennis season is in full-swing, and coaches and players are excited to be back on the court.

Coach Lori Dietz has 11 players on her boys’ tennis team this season. Dietz is ready for an exciting season and is focused on practicing “as hard as we will play at meets and to set personal goals for self-control on the court.” Coach Dietz plans to help the team prepare for a successful season by focusing the practices on the overall weaknesses they see in their matches.

Looking at her team, Dietz has many returning players who are determined to do well at regionals and make it to state. Coach’s goals for her players are to “play better than yesterday: to keep improving with each practice and match.” Some of the team has been preparing for the season by practicing during the off season.

Reflecting on what stands out about this year’s team, Dietz said, “The players seem pumped to play this year. They are ready for revenge against some losses from last year and ready to improve and have a winning season.”

 

 

Varsity Schedule Story Rec.
3/29 @ Russell 3 p.m.
5th

4/10 @ Home 3 p.m.

2nd

4/16 @ Home 3 p.m.

2nd
4/19 @ Hosington 3 p.m.
N/A
4/27 @ Colby 3 p.m
5th
4/30 @ Claflin 3 p.m.
N/A
5/4 Regionals TBA
3rd
5/11-12 State TBA
Name 3/29
4/10
4/16 4/19 4/27 4/30
5/4
5/10
         
Branden Swart

4th

1-2
3rd

2-2
3rd
4th
Dylan Pfeifer
5th

0-3
4th

3-1
2nd
1-2
3rd
1-2
4th
Austin Kinderknecht/Leyton Brock
4th

1-2
3rd

2-2
3rd
2-1
2nd
2nd
Top 16
Jory Micek/Dylan Johnson
4th

0-3
4th

2-2
4th

1-1
2nd
2nd
Leyton Brock/Branden Swart

1-2
3rd

Dylan Johnson/Clay Burk
1-2
5th