Tennis Team Improves in 2018

By Liana James, Clarion Staff

Alex Chan (12) tosses the ball above as he practices his serve.

The Kennedy boy’s tennis team finished their spring season above .500 with a final record of 6-4 in Metro League and 8-6 in overall matches played. Their Metro record landed them in third place and afforded the team their second post-season berth.

The season started with a loss River City on February 28, but the team went on to win their next six matches in a row until finally bowing to their rival McClatchy on April 9. They traded several more wins and losses until finishing the season April 19.

There were a number of highlights during the season, including junior Jet Archuleta being named to the All-Metro League team. Team captain senior Alex Chan provided excellent leadership throughout the entire season, one that helped keep the players on their toes, and not the balls of their feet.

“The best thing about the season was the continual improvement of all the players,” coach Dave Parsh reflected on the year. “Many of the team members practiced diligently both in the off-season and during the season to become much more competitive players.” He concluded, “This helped our overall team depth.”

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