By Anika Mitra '20
All around the close, the beginning of tennis season sparks excitement for new freshmen and “seasoned” senior tennis players alike. By the looks of the improvement in strokes from just a few short weeks, we can already tell the 2019 season of Cathedral Varsity Tennis (CVT for short) will be unforgettable.
With eight seniors, two new freshmen and two new sophomores, the varsity team has both the energy of new underclassmen and hype former CVT members. Coach White on the varsity team has been working hard to think of new drills to keep us engaged at the net and moving our feet at the baseline. Another fan favorite, Coach Firouzgar, has been working with the junior varsity team, specifically on slices.
This season, CVT has already made strides to continue being the most intense sport on the close, including runs after practice. Our goals this season include being even more focused and productive with practice, growing closer as a team through bonding activities, and hopefully have a winning record by the end of the season. Beyond all the genuine laughter and fun of practice, I can sincerely see the determination and willingness of every individual to put in the effort to hone their net-play, groundstrokes, and serves. In addition, in the wise words of my co-captain, Kate Nuechterlein, “I hope, nay, am certain that we will produce a hype video that is even better than last year’s.”