Blue Waves have a close win in the first District match of the season


Courtesy of Destiny Van

The Blue Waves won their first District match of the season. If they continue their winning streak they can host the first round of North State. 

Fiona Dawe, Opinion Editor

MSMS’s tennis team faced East Webster in their first District match of the season Monday, March 22,  and pulled out a close 4-3 win. If the Waves continue their winning streak, they can compete at state championships.

“I think despite having a close scoring matchup on Monday, our team should take this as a wake-up call to practice harder and play seriously for our upcoming district game,” senior Micahel Lu said.

In singles, juniors Sam Sun and Vidhi Patel won their respective games.

The girls’ doubles team of juniors Balee Wilson and Destiny Van won, while the other team of seniors of Kate McElhinney and Niyah Lockett lost their game.

The mixed doubles team of Shanay Desai and Avery Short lost.

The boys’ doubles team of seniors Lu and Jonathan Seid lost their game while seniors Hardy Cooke and Luke Bowles won.

“Consistency is the name of the game, and Michael and I faced opponents who were very good at that. Not only do I need to be more consistent, but I need to learn to put away easy shots as well. There were many times where I could’ve earned points, but I was too nervous to swing my racket,” Seid said.

Lu echoed the theme of work to be done.

“I felt that the overall match went decently, but there are many areas of improvement for sure.”

The Blue Waves face Eupora on March 26. If they win, they will be first in the district and go on to host the first round of North State.

“Honestly, I think we can make our way to state championships. We have an amazing coach, amazing players, and an amazing team that can make it happen. MSMS is usually only recognized for academics, so it’s time to let other people know we are more than academics,” Desai said.