Tennis Competes in 6A Playoffs

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Photo by Reese Mallett

Coach Chad Redwine talks to Davis Collier, 10, William Mabe, 12 and Jantzen Redwine, 11, after the match versus Lake Ridge on Sept. 20. The team lost the match.

Cameron Hooper, Staff Writer

Tennis took on their first season in 6A this year and even with the tougher competition in the district, they were able to make the playoffs. Legacy competes in Region 2 along with 31 other teams. The varsity team won in their bi-district round where they faced off against Pflugerville Weiss. The Broncos had a lot of faith in each other to make it past the first round, however, they lost in the area round. 

“We believed we could at least make it to the area playoffs,” sophomore Neveah Mack said.

Mack has confidence in the team because of the bond they’ve formed during this team season. With a team season and a single season in tennis, players say it can be hard to transform their mindset between seasons. 

“The environment during team season is different then individual season, not only are we together more and a family but we are all close friends,” Mack said. 

Sophomore Davis Collier was also fond of the memories throughout the season and the connection the team formed.

My most memorable moment was when we went to McAlisters to eat after a match,” Collier said. “It was just a really fun day,”

JV finished their fall district season 4-3. Their final game was an 18-3 victory over Everman. 

I would say that the competition in 6A was definitely tougher competition, but I think we stepped up to the challenge,” Collier said. 

To get them to this position, the Broncos needed leadership within the team. Will Mabe was the team captain and he influenced the team to do their best every day. Along with him, Collier said Jantzen Redwine was also an influence to the team.

“I feel like I am more inspired by Jantzen Redwine,” Collier said. “He is an amazing tennis player and a great guy. I look up to him a lot.” 

While the Broncos ended with a good year in making the playoffs, the tennis team wants to improve on this season going forward in to the spring season.

“I think to get better next season we need to keep working outside of school, get lessons and just keep working hard,” Collier said.