Girls tennis places first at the home classic

The team used this classic as a final practice before EKL regionals

Anastasia O'Brien and Tanner Smith

The varsity girls tennis team placed first at their home classic against Blue Valley Southwest, De Soto, Leavenworth, and Shawnee Heights on Thursday, Oct. 3, winning all 12 matches. 

For tennis coach Steve Bock, the tournament was good preparation for upcoming EKL competitions and state.

 “This will be a good tune up for us for the EKL,” Bock said. 

For sophomore Olivia Lecuru, the fun part of tennis this year is the atmosphere. It is a good environment and the team is always encouraging one another. 

“We have been doing very well this year with team spirit,” said Lecuru. 

With regionals and state right around the corner senior Avery Altman feels they have got a lot to live up to and many personal goals to achieve. 

“Getting the chemistry with your partner has a lot to do with how you perform,” said Altman. 

Even with the increased competition in 6A, Bock is hoping for a successful showing at regionals and state

“I think we have a good chance to get five girls to state, and with the change to 6A that is even harder to do,” Bock said.

For people like Altman this isn’t their first year going to state with the tennis team, but they are wanting to do well and improve upon themselves for the season and the overall team. 

“We have EKL and state coming up and I want us to do well in both,” said Lecuru.

Tennis competes in their EKL regional tournament at the College Boulevard Activity Center Saturday, Oct. 5.

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