Tennis Team Takes Swing for State Tournament

The tennis team is ready to win a state title. (Photo credit: Brother Ken)

The tennis team is ready to compete for the state title. (Photo by: Bro. Ken Boesch, FSC)

(COVINGTON, La.) — There are many great sports played here on the St. Paul’s campus. One in particular is immersed in tradition and success. They are led by coaching legend, the Bear Bryant of tennis, Bro. Ken Boesch, FSC.

Although the Tennis Wolves are not recognized often on St. Paul’s campus, they are setting their sights on a state title. After winning the state title in 2007 and achieving the state runner-up distinction numerous times, the Tennis Wolves are ready to be back on top.

“My expectations for the season are good,” senior Cameron Warner said. “I think that as a whole, we have a great team, and I feel that we have a good shot at winning regionals and the state championship.”

Every year, most teams face challenges of different proportions throughout their respective seasons.

“The season so far this year has gone great, except for the matches that were cancelled for rain,” Warner said.

A few members of the tennis team are seniors, and this will be their final year suiting up for SPS.

A St.Paul's tennis player strikes the ball and sharpens his skills at practice. <br> (Photo credit: Andrew Dart)

Cameron Warner strikes the ball and sharpens his skills at practice. (Photo credit: Andrew Dart)

“Since this is my last tennis season at St. Paul’s, I am sad because I have had so many amazing experiences as being a part of the team. I have also built lifelong friendships, and so I am sad to have to say goodbye to the team,” Warner said.

Many seniors go through different types of emotion as they complete their sports season as a senior.

“What I am going to miss most about playing tennis at St.Paul’s is the regional tournament and state tournament. We always have so much fun while playing in them and, sadly, I will not have Brother Ken to give me a hard time anymore. The Bear Bryant of tennis is a great coach, and so I am sad to say goodbye to him as well,” Warner said.

The Tennis Wolves are on track to have a great shot at winning the state title. They are currently undefeated in the regular season. The team will next compete in the regional tournament on April 21-22, 2015, in an attempt to qualify for the state tournament to be held in Monroe April 27-May 1.  

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