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Varsity Tennis Back in Full Swing

Senior and Co-Captain Timeo Milon warms up for his match against the Makos’ Sebastian Felice. Each year, the two players go head-to-head, with their match being typically the longest of the day. They both score numerous points for each team. (Photo by Foxmar used with permission)

The girls and boys varsity tennis team match against the MAST Academy Makos was interrupted by a lack of proper lighting on the tennis court at the MCK Campus last Tuesday.

Since the spring sports season occurs during daylight savings, according to boys Head Coach John Bradley, the MCK Campus decided not to put lights on the courts and on Tuesday, before the time changed, the games took longer than expected. The Raiders lost the first two matches but later tied them and made it 3-3. Since it was already late, there was no daylight to allow the game to continue, causing the final game to be left the way it was and ending the match 3-3. 

The players responsible for winning the three points for the Raiders were sophomore Maximo Lopina, freshman Sasha Zelenov, and eighth grader Jack O’Brien.

Senior and Co-Captain Geronimo Stier helps the team warm up for their games against the Makos’ players. He has to make sure his teammates are ready for games against their biggest rivals. Stier serves as a mentor and believes his team can make it far this season. (Photo by Foxmar used with permission)

“It obviously stinks that we weren’t able to finish, but once daylight savings happens this weekend we won’t be having this trouble anymore,” Bradley said.

The boys team is very young, it consists of mostly underclassmen who have been putting up the work everyday in order to be able to aim high for a potential championship at the end of the season.

“It is essential to ensure that the younger players can improve and evolve during practice so that when game day arrives, they are ready to perform well. It is also important for me as a mentor to help them through the path of maturity and behavior during competition,” senior and Captain Geronimo Stier said.

On the girls side, they aim to go for a third consecutive state championship with also a young team.

“My expectations for this year are that we have a really strong young team that has a lot of potential to do amazing things and take home a third state championship in a row,” senior and Captain Valeria Rossi said.

The Raiders are back on the court next Tuesday against the Miami Country Day Spartans at 3 p.m., ready to showcase their skills and secure another victory.

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Eduardo Kingston
Eduardo Kingston, Sports Editor
Eduardo Kingston is the sports editor for "The Raider Voice." It's his third year on the staff. Outside of journalism he does swimming and plays water polo. He enjoys watching his soccer team Flamengo play whenever they have games.

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