Lady woodmen look for redemption

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Girls tennis Sectionals will call for redemption this season, especially against tough opponents like Whiteland.

“Sectionals last year was a hard loss against Whiteland, but our one doubles team did advance, and it was so fun being able to support our teammates through their later matches,” sophomore Maggie Boyce, three singles, said.

The team is confident in their abilities based on how the season is going so far.

“I expect the team to do really well this year at Sectionals so I’m really excited. The team has done really well in all of their matches so far, and everyone has been working really hard,” senior Marisa Linville, two singles, said.

As a whole, there are still some skills that the team needs to perfect before the Sectionals matches.

“The team needs to work on chemistry and just always running for balls during the point. If we work on both of those, the team will be stronger and feel better,” senior Sophia Davidson, one singles, said.

The team has been able to establish good relationships off the courts.

“The team this year is very close, and I think that really helps us get pumped up for games. I also think the team has a lot of confidence with just going out and having fun which is a great feeling to have right before a match,” Linville said.

Having a good mindset and establishing more good habits while playing will help the team play better as well.

“I think we need to work on being more consistent and having a winning attitude and drive. Even when we are losing, we need to have a positive attitude and be confident in our abilities to win,” Boyce said.

Each player has provided some challenging matches, but there has still been some significant success amongst the team.

“Personally, this season has been one of my best. Most of my matches have been a really good challenge, but I think playing one singles last year gave me an advantage this year. So far, I’m 7-1 in the season at two singles with an additional loss when I was placed as one singles against Perry,” Linville said.

Sectionals will finish up tonight at Center Grove.