Wareham High girls tennis still undefeated
The Wareham High girls tennis team continued its winning streak in the quarter-finals playoffs, which were played at Wareham High School on Monday, June 21.
The team had an eventful season: The girls went undefeated during their regular season and went on to become South Coast Conference Champions.
“This is one of the best seasons I have had as a coach,” said Coach Geoff Swett.
Swett explained that the team did not have to play in the first round of playoffs, because of the team’s status as South Coast Conference Champions. “We were lucky enough to have a bye week for the first round,” he said.
There are no seniors on the team, and junior Mackenzie Brodley said this was a positive for the team.
“We don’t have any seniors graduating this year, so it helps because we know that no one will be leaving the team and that will help us grow,” said Brodley.
Junior Olivia Powers said the team is very close because there are only nine players.
Currently, two-third of team members are juniors, but there are ninth and tenth graders on the team as well.
“Once the six juniors leave, I hope we can form a team,” said freshman Brooklyn Bindas. “I think we can do it.”
Brodley and Powers find themselves working together frequently: The duo are co-captains and doubles partners for each match. Brodley said that she wouldn’t want to be partners with anyone else.
Powers said she and Brodley “agree a lot” and are “on the same wavelength.”
The team excels both on and off the field, Swett explained.
“This is one group of academic scholars,” he said, noting that all of the girls on the team are in the top 10 of each of their classes.
The team won 4-1 against Bishop Stang High School. They will advance onto the semi-finals with Cohasset and will be playing at home on Wednesday.