Girls Tennis Focuses on Positivity

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Girls Tennis Focuses on Positivity

Sydney Misiek serves the ball to the opposing team during the Lakes Back to School Scrimmage

Sydney Misiek serves the ball to the opposing team during the Lakes Back to School Scrimmage

Photo by Katy Peters

Sydney Misiek serves the ball to the opposing team during the Lakes Back to School Scrimmage

Photo by Katy Peters

Photo by Katy Peters

Sydney Misiek serves the ball to the opposing team during the Lakes Back to School Scrimmage

Katie Peters, Staff Reporter

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Girls Tennis has had a rough start to their season, with two losses and one win, but are still remaining positive.

After playing in the Jacob’s Tournament, the team identified certain areas of improvement to prepare for upcoming games.

When asked about how the team is continuing to prepare themselves, Head Coach Bryan Plinske is focusing on a number of things.

“We … identified a number of areas we wanted to get better at and so that’s what we’ve been practicing on. We’ve also been focusing on the mental aspect of the game, being positive, knowing the big moments of the game, being mentally strong when the game is on the line,” Plinske said.

“By making sure [her] team is laughing and smiling and always keeping [her] head up,” senior, Maddie Tryner, said.

Positivity is one of many values that Plinske encourages throughout the season.

“Effort, fairness, tennis is one of those unusual sports where you make your own line calls and so you need to be exceedingly fair, sportsmanship, preparation, and kindness,” said coach Plinske.

Plinske also believes in motivating the team as they play their matches and pushes them to realize the main focus of the game: the point they are currently playing. He believes that the last point and the next point don’t matter because there’s nothing you can do at that time to change it.

“The only thing that matters is the point that you happen to be playing,” said Plinske.

Plinske is confident that the team will do well in their upcoming matches.

“In a tennis match it’s never over until it’s over, you can always come back and I’ve seen that.”

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