Varsity Gold tennis wins Coaches’ Classic


Photo courtesy of: Linda Stern.

Senior Captain Alexander Taylor wins a point against CCDS junior Kevin Yu in the final. Taylor won the match and secured SHS a second straight Coaches’ Classic team title. Along with the team title, there were three individual champions at first singles, second singles, and first doubles.

Alex Karev, Opinion Chief

It was a cold and wet weekend for the boys tennis team as they faced competition from schools all throughout the Greater Miami Conference in the Coaches’ Classic Tournament.
Out of five possible individual finals, an SHS player was in each one of them, marking the second straight year that this happened.
Coach Michael Teets said, “We just look at it as a great way to find out what we have to work on. It means a lot in terms of preparing for the state tournament. I was happy with our team as a whole.”
The team won at the first singles position, second singles position, and first doubles position, while losing in the finals at three singles and two doubles positions.
Senior Rohan D’Souza said, “It was great winning this tournament because it gives us a huge confidence boost heading into the GMC Tournament and State.”
The GMC Tournament is just like the Coaches’ Classic Tournament, however, there are more matches that are played in the GMC Tournament and fewer teams.
D’Souza said, “The GMC Tournament is like Coaches’ Classic on steroids. It is going to be tough, but we love the challenge.”
GMC Tournament matches begin on Thurs. May 5 and finishes on Sat. May 7. Matches will be played at Mason Middle School.