Boys Tennis Ends Season In Quarterfinals Loss

Kelley White, Reporter

The boys varsity tennis team finished their season with a 7-6 overall record, as well as a 6-4 record in league games.

Due to their persistent record, they qualified for Open Division playoffs in the CIF LA City Section and made it to quarterfinals.

Since the tennis courts have been eliminated due to school construction, they have been practicing on their own time in local parks.

“Making it all the way to city quarterfinals with no courts to play or practice was a great accomplishment for our team.” said tennis player Blaze Williams, a sophomore and key player of the team. “We played every match on the road and rarely practiced. As a team, we could improve by learning to become adaptable to whatever position the team needs you to play.”

Last year the Venice varsity tennis team made it to the third round of playoffs and lost.

“They made playoffs and advanced to the second round,” said athletic director Alfredo Korzenik. “They had a decent season, considering we lost our number one player to graduation last year. No tennis courts, so they had very limited practices. Considering that, they did quite well against other schools who had tennis courts.”

“It was a successful season, I had a lot of fun,” said Williams.

 

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