Boys’ tennis shows potential


Boys’ tennis in action.

Tyler Miller, Staff Reporter

Boys’ tennis recently began a new season with many obstacles and hopes for the team. After the graduation of many seniors last year, the coaching staff has had to adjust. The players this year have varied greatly, with some having experience, and some being new to the sport. Players such as Jackson Hajer have brought great skills to the team, due to their prior experience with the sport.

“I played tennis when I was a younger with my grandfather. I have played tennis for RB since my sophomore year,” said Hajer.

Despite the amount of work that needed to be put in, the coaching staff has been so far pleased with this year’s team.

“I am very proud of the team this year, we graduated a handful of seniors last year, but the team has stepped up,” said coach Blake Schafer.

Currently the varsity team has a record of 5-7. Top doubles team Joey Kinnan along with his partner Erik Roedel have been improving immensely from the beginning of the season.

The season has just begun and the bulldogs hope to continue their hard work ethic to go further and further as the season progresses. Each practice day has been important to both the players and coaching staff.

“The team continues to work hard day in and day out during practices, even though it has been a tough start to the season playing outside in these conditions,” said Schafer.

With 13 matches left in the season, including five home games, the Bulldogs have a lot of opportunities to rack up the wins. Everyone is encouraged to come and support the team at the brand new tennis courts right behind the stadium. Coach Schafer encourages more spectator attendance at all home matches.

“My hope for the team in regards to getting more recognition, is that anyone is welcome to come watch home matches on our brand new courts that the team is enjoying,” said Schafer.

Regardless of skill or experience, each player on the team is hoping to have an impact on the season as they move forward.