Girls’ tennis team undefeated, aiming for district play-off win


Patricia Qualls

Molly Fisher, junior, hits a forehand shot and wins against the Flower Mound Jaguars.

The chants echoed around the tennis courts as the crowd, the players and the coaches screamed “Let’s go Marcus!”

The Marcus tennis courts were crowded with cheering fans Tuesday, Oct. 1 as the varsity team played.

The varsity girls’ tennis team is currently undefeated. The girls’ team also won their match against the Flower Mound Jaguars on Tuesday.

“We feel accomplished for winning three straight games,” freshman, Jordan Thorn said.

Thorn played mixed doubles with freshman Sarah Warner, who said she was proud with the the 8 to 6 score of their match but believed it could have been improved.

“I felt we could have started better and scored more points early on,” Warner said.

Junior Preethi Kasilingam also won her match by scoring 4 to 0. However, she said she struggled early on as well.

“I just kept thinking I need to make as many balls as possible,” Kasilingam said. “At first I needed to just find a rhythm, and after that everything went smoothly.”

The tennis team practices every day where they will sometimes play one-on-one matches or do drills specific to other matches. The players feel like these tough practices are beneficial.

“Practices are kind of intense,” Warner said. “But, in a good way. They get you ready for the games.”

They have an important match coming up including one Oct. 4  to place in the district playoffs and one Oct. 8 for finals in districts. Depending on their success they could possibly move up area playoffs and potentially compete in the state tournament.

“If we win this match then we’ll be seating first [in our district],” Kasilingam said.

In districts, they’ll go against strong competition such as Coppell.They played Coppell earlier in the season and were able to beat them rather easily, making it one of the best moments in the season for the players, according to Kasilingam.

“They’re our biggest competition in the district last year, and beating them was very rewarding,” Kasilingam said.