The Weatherford Kangaroos’ and Lady Roos’ varsity fall tennis team closed out their 2019 campaign Tuesday afternoon on the road, falling to district opponent Haltom, 11-8.
For Head Coach Steve Quy, who is in his first year with Weatherford, the team’s progress from the summer to now is major reason for optimism.
“Looking back at where the kids were and where they are now, I have to be nothing but pleased with our progress,” Quy said.
“It’s not easy for kids to have three different coaches in three different years. And the way they’ve welcomed me and worked hard for me, the effort’s been there every time we’ve competed and in practice. It’s been a great experience.”
At the same time, the Roos’ and Lady Roos’ head coach stressed the team must maintain its momentum heading into the spring and beyond.
“I’m not satisfied, I don’t want it to be that way in years to come, I want it to be much better than that,” Quy said.
“We ended up with a 9-8 record, we tied for fifth in the district this season, so we have to look at it as, we’re one spot away from making the playoffs, and that’s got to be our goal for next year.
“It’s like I told them in the end of season meeting, ‘My job is to continue to make you better, and take Weatherford to the next level. We’re gonna take this positive vibe we’ve got right now and take it into the spring season, and hopefully that builds for a better team season next year.’
“We’re going to get back to work Monday. We’re going to use the spring to kind of catapult us into the fall of next year because it will be here before we know it.”