Serving up wins for the boys tennis team

Dailey Jogan '24, Page Editor

TENNIS TAKEOVER The boys varsity tennis team pulled out some massive wins in the MAC Red regional tournament, beating North in the finals to take home the trophy. (Dailey Jogan ’24)

Amid the resounding sounds of rackets on plastic is the sound of victory for the varsity boys tennis team. Tennis regionals proved tough competition for the group, but on October 7, the team traveled to compete in the regional competition for their final match of the season. Shawn Coyle ’24 looked back on the season as a successful one, with the competition format ensuring that only the best teams win.

“Originally, we played two teams and we had to win to get to the finals,” Coyle said, “Once we got to the finals, it was basically like all of Southwest (Michigan).”

Getting to finals was no easy task for the team: they faced hard competition throughout the whole season. However, this did not deter them as they entered the competition season.

“There’s been some ups and downs, because there are some teams that we would go up against and we would lose pretty badly,” Coyle said. “The teams we had to beat we did and we won the MAC Red; I think it was a pretty good season.”

Grosse Pointe as a whole has a very successful tennis program and the team got to face off with Grosse Pointe North’s tennis team.

“Everyone on our team kind of knew that we’d get to the finals, and that it would be just us against North, and we beat North so it’s kind of nice,” Coyle said. “It was a lot of fun.”

Going into the next season, the team is losing some key players, but Coyle said he is still optimistic and hopeful for the team.

“We’re losing six out of 12 of our top guys,” Coyle said. “It’s going to be rough, but it will be alright.”