A Project for Better Journalism chapter
Showcase, Sports

Girls’ tennis improves against Pueblo West

This morning, April 15, girls tennis played a scrimmage against Pueblo West. It was a successful day for LHS and because it was a scrimmage, the girls played against all different competition. Each team played one set then switched opponents.

Number one singles, junior Reganne Fornstrom, and number two singles, sophomore Gretchen Schoolemen, both played the tough state champion from last year. She had shots that were very low to the ground and difficult to return so it was excellent practice for the girls to play someone with strong skills. The rest of the team did very well with most of them winning against both opponents. 

“The first game I won 6-2, and most of the game went to deuce because she was really good. I try to focus on consistency and wait for opponent to make a mistake which worked pretty well for the first match. My serves are a little weak so I want to work on that,” said Schoolemen.

The team was short a few players so a couple of JV members had the chance to play varsity which was very exciting and a good experience for them. The team is gearing up for a match on Tuesday as well as a match against Valor on Thursday which is always nerve racking with Valor having a history of being strong.

“Overall, the team has really come together and tried their best. Valor can be intimidating, but we will be up for the challenge,” said Schoolemen.