The boys tennis team, going 10 – 2 last season, is looking to incorporate both continuity and change this season. In terms of continuity, many of the singles players are returning this year, complete with their experience and skill to continue their performance from last season.
“Right now, [the strongest part of the team] is the depth of our singles because we have four solid singles players who are really strong. Last year they performed well at MCT’s and individuals,” Matt Danielson ’17 said.
Strong depth guarantees consistency of the team, as injuries and sickness can force some players to miss crucial tournaments. However, the change manifests itself in doubles tennis. Since many of the doubles pairs last year consisted of at least one senior, the team had to create new pairings and make sure these pairings are able to work together effectively while generating results.
“You look to find styles that complement each other, personalities that complement each other, [and] friendship,” Head Coach Sarah Hibbert said. “A lot of people might have a strong one or a strong two, but it’s being able to fill out five positions and pick up three points is the importance [they are] to the team.”
The team looks to win against their main rivals West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South, who handed the team their two losses last year, and relieve South of their Mercer County Tournament winning streak.