Girls Tennis Falls to Lakes

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Seinor Jensen Horner gets ready to serve at the Lakes match Thursday September 26th.

On Thursday, September 27, the girls tennis team faced cross town rivals, Lakes. The varsity team fell short by one set, while the junior varsity team won. After facing many strong teams in their season, the girls performed well considering they faced a tough opponent. 

“I think the team did great,” senior and team manager Sam Sheedy said. “They had a lot of tough opponents, especially at the higher levels, and everyone played their hearts out.”

This match wasn’t just a normal match. Their opponent happened to be playing their homecoming match, which gave Antioch a bigger reason to want to beat them.

‘There’s definitely pressure especially since it was their homecoming,” sophomore Samantha Sy said. “Even our coaches were emphasizing the match.”

Both Sheedy and Sy said that senior Sierra Ward had the toughest opponent to go up against.

“I definitely think Sierra played really well,” Sy said. “She played their number-one singles player who has qualified for state in the past.” 

Although varsity had lost, they have been using it as a stepping stone for improvement. 

“After playing Lakes, I think it helps highlight some of the most important skills we need to work on,” Sy said. “There’s a few weeks until tournaments like conference, sectionals and state. We need to stay in the game so we play our best.”

The team has an upcoming match against Woodstock High School on October 10 and the Sequoits are hoping to take a few another win this season.