Tennis Drops Match against Rivals at Logan Tourney

Steven Wetterholm, Staff Writer

According to junior Jacob Wilson, the varsity tennis team competed in a hard fought tournament at Union City’s James Logan High School on March 2nd.  “On day one, we beat Foothill and Irvington.  On the second day, we were missing our number one player and lost to our main rival Miramonte, so we finished in second place for the tournament.  I think our team will go far this year,” said an optimistic Wilson.

Even though the varsity team lost six very important players from last year’s senior class, Coach Petro Petreas explained that the varsity team has added new freshman impact players Tilden Oliver and Nick Elliott, as well as junior Aaron Weiner, who he surely believes will make positive contributions to the team despite the loss of the six crucial senior players.  These new players may be the key to a winning season for the Cougars.

“We have a good chance of winning the DFAL this year.  It’s always between us and Miramonte.  And, we will surely make the NCS tournaments in May,” commented a positive Petreas.

Senior Will Howard also confidently foresees a winning season ahead for the Cougars: “We’ve taken on a lot of young players and it’s been a bit of a challenge to figure out how we’re going to assemble the  best lineup, but fortunately we’ve picked up some very good talent.  It’s going to be a more challenging than last year, but I believe we can still win the league.  I think we have what it takes, and I’m looking forward to some fun matches.”

Although Howard readily admits that winning the league is never an easy task when competing against a strong Miramonte team, he believes that the Cougars have a good chance of defeating the  Mats despite the previous performance against the Miramonte.

Later this month, the Cougars anxiously look forward to what should be a fiery rematch with Miramonte at home on March 22nd, but not before they must first face Dougherty Valley and Dublin High Schools on March 15th and 20th respectively.