Although tennis competes as an individual and team sport, they aren’t counting team wins this year. However the boys tennis team did get something to be considered a win with the new guidelines.
Tennis is allowed to compete without masks during matches if they are playing singles. Although it isn’t everyone, it’s enough to bring everyone’s spirits up.
“Masks made tennis 10 times harder because it’s really hard to breath and communicate when talking to your teammate or opponent through the mask,” sophomore Diego Chang said.
Although the boys tennis team is heavy with upperclassmen, those who haven’t played yet are happy to be a part of the team.
“It was definitely worth it to come back this year since I didn’t get a season freshman year. I’m glad I had a chance to get comfortable with the program,” Chang said.
The next and final tennis match for the boys is going to take place tomorrow against Barlow at Barlow. Although Sandy spectators can’t go and watch, it doesn’t affect the boys’ play.
“The fewer spectators isn’t weird for me. Tennis isn’t exactly a popular sport that people come and watch. But at home meets we do get a good amount of parents and friends cheering us on,” Chang said.
Tennis is a game known for holding your head up high. Whether you win or lose, the most important thing is knowing that you played your best.
“The best part about playing this season is playing a good match and walking off the court knowing you did good. Doesn’t matter about the win or loss, I do enjoy winning a bit more though. But in the end it’s all about playing a good game with effort,” Chang said.
Even with a continuously modified season, the team is just happy to be back and compete for a sport they love.