Girls tennis dominates at Spartan invitational


Sammie Baker

The girls tennis team after winning the Spartan Invitational. They are excited to keep competing for the rest of the season.

The Wilsonville girls tennis team have been fierce competitors thus far into their season. After some tremendous performances in their matches during non league play, and dominating their competition. Then making the switch into their league matches; the girls had to face some pretty tough losses, which only was able to motivate them for what’s next.  

Every season, both the boys and girls tennis team participates in a tournament where they meet with other schools from around the state that they wouldn’t normally see in regular league play. This year, the Cats traveled south to Corvallis, to partake in the Spartan Invitational tournament, held by Corvallis High School. There were four teams who competed which included Aloha, Ashland, Corvallis, and Wilsonville High School. 

The girls came into this tournament feeling excited and ready to play. Despite their early morning wakeup call, which was leaving for the tournament at 6 am; the girls were able to wake themselves up, and play at their best. Wilsonville had four double teams and four single players competing. Senior Liza Locke, who plays singles for the team, shares some of her experiences from the tournament, “I really enjoyed the tournament, and thought that it was super fun! I got to know some of the girls on the team better, and was able to watch everyone play!” All four of Wilsonville’s singles players had a very successful day, with outstanding performances. 

Sammie Baker

Julia Tatsumi, sophomore who played doubles with junior Katie Scoggins, reflected on her experiences at the tournament as well. “My favorite part of the whole tournament was getting to play with Katie, and we were able to work really well together!” With an almost complete sweep of the doubles teams, the Cats came in first place in three out of four championship doubles matches played. 

The Girls tennis team came in first place out of the entire tournament, and went home with the dub. They walked away feeling very proud of themselves and made good memories. “I had a great time playing against schools we don’t normally play against, because I was able to meet new people and make new friends!  Sometimes it gets old paying against the same schools all the time, so this felt refreshing.” Locke added.

Congratulations to the tennis team on such a fantastic day of tennis!