Girls tennis team earns #1 ranking in state

Claire Carpenter, Staff Writer

The Blake varsity tennis team is looking stronger than ever this fall with a record of 5-1 and a Class A record of 5-0. Because this year’s team has unusual depth, many of the players are able to play well at singles as well as in a variety of doubles combinations.

The ever-changing lineup has forged tight bonds on the team this fall. Kate Fraley ’13 says,My favorite team tradition is eating at Big Bowl after our first all-day tournament in Pine City. It’s fun to go out to eat and it is our first chance to bond as a team off the court.”

Although the squad lost 3-4 in a very close match to Breck last year in the 4A Section final, Blake beat Breck 6-1 this year on September 15. According to co-captain Abby Schell ’12,Breck is our biggest rival because our match is always a toss up. Our ‘young’ team is now older and more experienced and this is our year to make it to state.”

The girls are currently playing in the Section 4A tournament this week on October 11, 14 and 17. Blake is facing off against many strong and experienced squads, so there should be some great matches to come out and support the Blake team.