Weatherford High School’s tennis team competed hard for new Head Coach Steve Quy, finishing first in the recent Duncanville Team Tournament, the group’s first regular season competition of the semester.
The win represented a great first step for Weatherford’s fall season, Quy said.
“I couldn’t have been more pleased with the first three meets we had in that tournament.
“The effort was really good and the results came from the effort.”
Weatherford defeated Kaufman, 14-5 in the first round, setting the tone for a strong performance throughout the tournament.
A second round, 10-9 win versus Parker County neighbor Brock proved an especially exciting moment, Quy said.
“Instead of us and Brock both driving to Duncanville, we decided to have it here at home at our place, so it was kind of a home match,” Quy said.
“That one was really exciting. I know the kids have played Brock a lot over the years. That’s one of the top teams in the state in Class 3A. It came down to the last match, and one of our freshman players won that last one to give us the 10-9 win, so that was really exciting for the kids to get to experience. It’s always fun to beat a rival like that.”
The Roos and Lady Roos closed out their time at the tournament with an 11-8 win over Timberview.
Quy said the early-season win has already had a visible effect on his team’s players.
“It was just an incredible first three meets for the team,” Quy said.
“It was a lot of fun and got us off to a good start for the season. You can see it in their faces, they’re excited to come to practice, they’re ready for the next meet. It just changes the whole attitude of the team, the excitement and especially the desire to play.
“Hopefully we can continue it when we get to district.”
Weatherford, which was scheduled to play Azle Tuesday, faces off against Brock at 4 p.m. Friday, before taking on Graham and Brownwood at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Tri Meet (Graham High School).
District play for the Roos and Lady Roos begins Aug. 27.