Girls' tennis drops match against Wellesley

The Newtonite

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Junior Tatiana Yugay practices on the tennis courts for an upcoming meet.
by Ryan Condon
Girls’ tennis, 0-3, lost 0-5 to Wellesley Tuesday in a match that coach John Gautschi said was one of the team’s most competitive all season, despite the score.
The team had a more complete performance all around with both doubles and singles remaining competitive in its matches, according to Gautschi. “In past meets, either our doubles or our singles has shown up and competed, but we need a more consistent performance to succeed,” he said.
The team’s early schedule contains some of the most challenging matches all season, according to Gautschi.
“Coming up are Braintree and Weymouth, some teams we’ve done typically well against, so it will be crucial to do well against them to get back on track and balance out our record,” he said.
Gautschi said, “We have a great group of kids, but we need to want it more. If we can get that desire, we can start to do well.”
Some of the team’s goals for the season are to make the State Tournament, work well as a team and improve in each position individually, according to Gautschi. “The first goal is to make it to the State Tournament, because once you’re in, you never know what’s going to happen,” he said. “We’re already working well as a team, and we want to continue improving individually.”
The team was to play Norwood yesterday, a game that Gautschi said would be competitive.