The East Forsyth Tennis Team’s season has come to an end with a loss in the conference tournament to Southwest Guilford. The team may have had an unsuccessful season according to their record, but instead, they are focusing on the positives of their experiences. They used the season as a learning experience to build on their skill sets and team oriented attitudes. Not only did they just want to go out on the court and have fun, but build on their game and learn from their mistakes.
The team hopes to build off of this season, and come back stronger and more improved next season. Even though this years team was very senior heavy, the two underclassmen of the team, Matthew Brown (’19) and Michael McFarlin (’18) hope to continue to improve. They also look to expand the team next year filling the spaces of the graduating seniors and to recruit new talent and expand the popularity of the tennis team in order for more players.
Hunter Wall (’16) had this to say about the season, “We had some tough times this season, but I definitely saw myself improve on the little things as the season progressed. I’ve been a part of the tennis team for two years now, and I have come a long way since I first started. I like to compare myself to a young Venus Williams on the court. I may not have all the talent, but I have the swagger for sure. The team has been pretty tight this year, and I have had a really good time. I wish I would’ve played all four years of high school, and I am sad I will not get to play next year, but I am convinced us seniors have the left the team in good hands.”
All things get worse before they get better, and the tennis team should continue to get better and be able to compete harder in conference next year. The tennis team will definitely need more players next year, if you’re interested, give it a try or tell a friend!