SPORTS

Boys Tennis: Kennedy Makes the Playoffs Again

By Isabella Wolfe, Clarion Staff

The 2018-19 school year is nearing the end, and boys tennis season has already come to a close. With six returning seniors providing the talent and leadership this year, the tennis team achieved an overall record of 9-3 and metro league mark of 7-3 allowing the team to make playoffs again, by placing in top three.

They team has done a spectacular job this year with their leadership, chemistry, and overall skill. Not only did they meet Coach Parsh’s expectations, but they exceeded them.   Parsh told the Clarion in a season-ending interview, “The main goal for this season is to make playoffs and we did.”

One challenge in the beginning of the season was serving, but as the matches rolled by, Coach Parsh says the team improved.  In the end, the Cougars had won two-thirds of their matches with 42 wins, 22 losses in 64 total matches.

Evan Chin (class of 2019) a top player on Kennedy boys tennis team shown here warming up during practice match early in the season. Photo by Wendy Xiong, Clarion Staff

One of the top players on the Kennedy team and a returning member from last year, Evan Chin (Class of 2019) lost only one game during the entire season which was against Kennedy rival C.K. McClatchy. Evan had a 6-1 win-loss record in matches this year compared to 11-2 the previous season which over two years averages about one loss every six games. If the current season didn’t have as many rainouts and cancelled matches, Evan would likely have won another half dozen matches.

“It’s been an honor playing for the tennis team, I had a lot of fun and I am going to miss playing for Kennedy.” As the school year comes to an end, the Kennedy tennis team celebrates yet another successful season but is already looking toward the 2019-20 tennis season, eager to build on their success and win once again.

 

 

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