Tennis teams dominate the weekend

Austin Quintero

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Ramon Toyos, freshman in math, hits a forehand during the matches against Metro State University Friday afternoon. Toyos won 6-3, 7-5. Photo by Lauren Roberts

Ramon Toyos, freshman in math, hits a forehand during the matches against Metro State University Friday afternoon. Toyos won 6-3, 7-5. Photo by Lauren Roberts

Housing two regional dual matches this past weekend, the men’s tennis team took two 9-0 wins against Metro State and Arkansas Fort Smith, while the woman’s team earned 9-0 and 8-1 victories, putting the men’s overall ranking at 3-2 and the women’s at 5-0.

“We’ve been practicing every day for about two hours,” Taylor Coffman, junior in mass communication, said. “All we focus on is competing, meaning making balls and breaking down our opponent, so we’ve been pretty confident.”

While both the men and woman’s teams are relatively young, eight out of 11 on the men’s team and eight out of nine players on the women’s team having fewer than two years of playing, both took their stand confident and ready on their home courts.

“I always think we have an advantage on our home court,” Scott Linn, head tennis coach, said. “Being in Wichita Falls with all the wind we practice in, we know how to handle it.”

Both men and women dominated the courts, however the team’s overall performance was just as impressive.

“As a team I think we did really well,” Madeline Schorlemmer, sophomore in psychology, said. “Not only because of the outcome, but also because we went out both days with a great mindset and used each other as positive support and energy.”

The next dual match will be held on March 1, in Abilene, Texas, against Hardin-Simmons and McMurry.

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