Teets looks for boy’s tennis team to defend state



When senior Deepak Indrakanti hit the forehand that would win state, the entire team went crazy.  For the first time in SHS history, the state doubles title and the state team title were won. Mustafa Ahmad ’14 and senior Nakul Narendran won the doubles title.  “It was unreal. I truly felt on top of the world” Indrakanti said.

He should have been, considering he ended the losing streak that SHS had against Upper Arlington (UA) in state. (SHS lost to UA last year in the state final 4).  Our team is very eager to defend this title, with many of the state-winning players intact (graduate Ahmad is the only member missing). However, there are many strong juniors, freshmen and sophomores looking to fill in the spot.

Coach Michael Teets is making sure that SHS will be fit to defend the title. With morning conditioning starting at 6am every Tuesday and Thursday mornings, and also Gold Club starting October 13, the team is determined to uphold its newfound status as best in the state. Teets said “we are the only team in the state that does this, and you can already see the benefits”

Gold Club is a program created by Teets in which players can earn points by playing in the offseason.  Sophomore Varun Nagendra said “I like Gold Club; it forces us to be competitive and makes us feel like a team even when we are not together.” Gold Club is NOT mandatory but it is heavily advised.



Neil Yejjey



Photo courtesy of Alex Wittenbaum

The boys’ team seconds after senior Deepak Indrakanti won state. Everyone on the team said they felt like they were on top of the world. This was the first time that SHS won the state doubles title and the team state title.