Weatherford High School’s varsity tennis team shook off a 17-2 loss to district opponent Richland last week, defeating Peaster High School, 16-3 Tuesday at home.
Weatherford Head Tennis Coach Steve Quy said the win gave a great mental boost to the Roos and Lady Roos.
“We had one loss on the boys’ side and two on the girls’ side,” Quy said.
“It was overall a good day. We needed something to rebound from last week’s loss. It was kind of a reality check last week with the Richland match. Myself and the younger players figured out over the next couple years what we have to do to get to that level in this district.
“Playing a non-district match [Tuesday] really helped us out getting our confidence back.”
Quy credited Peaster’s players for their effort on the court, while at the same time praising his own team for their solid all-around performance.
“Peaster had some scrappy players that were good for us to play,” Quy said.
“Our boys performed pretty well, the girls did too. It was just good for us to get back on the court.”
Now roughly half way through the fall season, Quy said his players have done well consistently working to hone and better their ability on the court.
“The skills are getting better,” Quy said.
“We’ve still got a ways to go, especially on the doubles side. I’ve been impressed with how well the kids can play singles, but they’re having to [work on] the doubles game and that’s gonna take some time. But the effort has always been there and it’s a real close team, no drama. It just takes time.”
Weatherford enjoys a short break before its next match, a Sept. 14 district doubleheader versus San Angelo Central (9 a.m.) and Abilene (1:30 p.m.).