Boys’ Tennis Improves Through Season of Challenges

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Sophomore Gage Huston competes at the State Tennis Meet in Lincoln.

Parker Hamling, Staff Member

The word for the season was new. Beginning the season with a new coaching staff and graduating an all-senior varsity, the boys’ tennis team would face many challenges with the inexperienced young team.
“You never give up. You can’t just quit anything. You have to keep going, so better make the best of it,” said Trevor Scheele.
Although the team didn’t win a single dual, they competed better at Invites placing 4th at McCook, 5th at Yorkfest, 6th at Lexington, Columbus and Kearney Catholic.
“Everybody gave their best throughout the season, on and off the court,” said freshman Chance Aldama.
At State, in the first round, #1 singles player, Gage Huston won his first round match and lost in the second. Holdrege’s #2 singles Garrett Ehrenberg lost in the first round 4-6, 3-6. The #1 doubles team of Eli Borden and Trevor Scheele won their first round match, but lost to the eventual state champion in the second round. The #2 doubles team of Parker Hamling and Harrison Elliot lost in the first round.
After a challenging season with a young team, the team finished sixteenth at State.
“We played the best tennis at state,” said Head Coach Eric Brown, “we lived out Ray’s legacy of being competitive and sharing his passion for tennis.”