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Lions fall short to Vista Ridge

Players believe there are still improvements needed for the team

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A Lions player hitting the tennis ball back to the opposing side. The Lions would later lose 15-4.

A Lions player hitting the tennis ball back to the opposing side. The Lions would later lose 15-4.

Matt Kostoff

Matt Kostoff

A Lions player hitting the tennis ball back to the opposing side. The Lions would later lose 15-4.

by Garrett Gage, Staff Writer

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The varsity tennis Lions lost a challenging game against Vista Ridge with a score of 15-4. The Lions are 1-7 overall. Varsity member and senior Lauren Fuller shared her thoughts on the game.

“My match personally was trash,” Fuller said. “I started out strong but then I crumbled. Doubles I’ve played pretty well, which that was pretty awesome.”

Senior and varsity member Joseph Rexrode, who finished with scores of 6-7 in the first set, 7-6 in the second set and 15-13 in the third set, thought the opposite of his own game. As of now his overall record for the season so far is 9-2.

“I thought I played very well,” Rexrode said. “I think I persevered through through the match. I was in three tie breakers.”

There are still things they need to improve on as both a singular player and overall before the next match according to the team.

“As a team, we should watch more matches,” Fuller said. “I could be more consistent with ground strokes.”

Even with this loss, the team still had some memorable moments from the game that night. This included team support for all the players.

“My favorite part was being able to come back from my match,” Rexrode said. “Having my whole team to support me was awesome.”

The Lions will face off against Killeen on September 11th at 4 ‘o’clock on the Kangaroos’ tennis courts.

Having my whole team to support me was awesome.”

— Joseph Rexrode

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