Yesterday, Feb. 24, the Legend Girl’s Tennis Program began their season. Head boys’ tennis coach Craig Marshall is also the head girl’s coach. This year, in place of J.B. Miller (the previous JV coach), social studies teacher Tim Coit will be running the JV side of the team. With 52 girls trying out this season, some adjustments had to be made. According to Brittany Been, a junior, there are nine returning varsity players and roughly 16 or 17 overall returning players.
“There are so many players this year that Coach Marshall had to make some adjustments. There is a JV-1 team, a JV-2 team, and a JV-3 team. The JV-1 team will have the top 12 JV players. The JV-2 team will have the next best 12 players, and the JV-3 team will have the rest of the players,” Been said.
As with any Spring sport, the cold weather has a large impact. Today, the team had to practice inside due to the fact that it was windy, cold, and below freezing. Last season, the girl’s tennis team spent the entire first week of practice shoveling snow off of the courts. Each day, it snowed just enough to cause a need for a different type of exercise than playing tennis.
“Playing in the Spring can get very cold. But it’s worth it toward the end of the season when it warms up a little bit. I really like playing with all of my friends and its a great chance to meet people I wouldn’t normally have a chance to interact with,” junior Mary-Mac Carlin said.
The Titan Girl’s first match is on March 13 at 3:30 p.m. against Douglas County High School. The Varsity team will play at Railbender Park on Twenty Mile Road and the JV teams will play at Legend.
As the team gears up for the first match, they will be playing challenge matches, doing shadow drills, and helping one another to be the best.
“There is no true distinction between varsity and JV. Everyone cares about everyone and we get to collaborate and just have fun. That’s all it’s about,” Been said