Photos by Bob Mischka
Article by Coach Nelson
The Whippet Girls’ Tennis Team was back in action with a conference meet against Big Foot on Thursday evening.
The weather has been playing havoc with the Whippets’ practice schedule the past two weeks. Coach Nelson was a little worried knowing that the Big Foot coach is a pro at FLAC indoor tennis club and thus their team may have been able to get more practice time in during this last week. It certainly began that way as Whitewater started out very slowly, being down in 5 of the 7 matches and not looking good. Whitewater’s number 1 singles player, Sydney Treder was down 0-4 near the start of her match. Slowly, the girls started to pick things up- winning a few more points, then a few more games, and ended up really turning things around. Whitewater ended up winning 6 of the 7 matches.
Cassidy Laue, at 3 singles, and Katelyn Partoll, at 4 singles, were the most consistent players on the evening. The two of them played very smart tennis throughout their entire matches. They both had some shaky tennis shots to start out as well, but their shot selection got them through the beginning and then they continued to step it up through each and every game.
The weather finally looks like it may allow the Whippets to get in some practice time that is desperately needed, in addition to a quad this Saturday in Edgerton.