Tennis season overview

Jaron Acree

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Tennis season is just around the corner with the Bartlesville High School tennis team’s first game on March 1, at Oklahoma City Moore Tournament. There will be seven other schools there playing against the Bruins.

Even though the Bruin’s tennis team doesn’t have any specific rivals they say that the Jenks team is a powerhouse and usually is a challenge to beat.

While the Tennis court is being rebuilt the tennis team is practicing at the Johnstone and Hillcrest Country Club and they hope the courts will be rebuilt by the time when they are holding their varsity and junior varsity tournaments in April and March.

“We are also excited to finally have a full Junior Varsity team of girls this year, because we didn’t have enough female players last year for a full team,” Coach Henthorne said.

“We didn’t lose a lot of seniors this year,” said Coach Henthorne. “We have a returning state champion, Erin Epperson.”

Along with Erin Epperson the team also still has Daniel Meszaros who had also played at state the same year as Erin Epperson and also the other seniors this year that have more experience in playing high school tennis than the rest of the younger players.

Last year the tennis team went to state and had a player win and become a state champion. This was a great feat for the team and the school in general. Since the team had not lost that many seniors last year, the team has had many experienced players that are able to teach the new comers the ropes. This is important for the team because even though tennis may not be a team sport, the team looks more professional if all the players know how to play effectively.


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