Girls Tennis Wins Districts


Courtesy of Cory Snyder

The girls tennis team poses after placing first in their district.

The team district finals for girls tennis began yesterday, October 5th, between Westminster and Ursuline Academy. Westminster was looking for their first district win in eight years. Through a strong team effort, the Wildcats pulled out a 5-2 victory.

The team’s top two ranked players, Greta Larson, sophomore, and Avery Surber, senior, showed out in an 8-3 win. The match started out slow, with points going back and forth between the two teams. However, the Cats’ duo broke free when the match was tied at 3-3. They started playing their best game and propelled themselves to an 8-3 final score.

Greta and I played really well; one of our best matches we have ever played. Ursuline was a really strong team, but we came out with our ‘A’ game.”

— Avery Surber

Teammates Kate Dempsey, senior, and Alexis Hackmann, sophomore, played well but fell short of winning their match.

This Friday, September 8th, Larson and Surber will play in the doubles tennis sectionals in Mexico, Missouri. Next week will be the team sectionals, where the Wildcats hope to stay hot and advance to the state tournament.