by Levi Houtman
The Bulldogs have gone (2-0) in the month of August, led by coaches Terry Blevins and Coach Snoap. With a large senior class up on varsity, the team is in good hands in terms of leadership. The teams hope to take this first part of September easy in preparation for the following weeks with matches and tournaments every few days.
With many returning players, and a strong class of new freshmen, the Bulldogs have a strong team from first singles to last doubles.
Team chemistry isn’t something to worry about. Over the past 3 years the JV team of players has only lost 1 match, going undefeated in the 2014-2015 season, and the 2016-2017 season. Having over 30 wins in the past three years, and only obtaining one loss, the Bulldogs are a force to be reckoned with.
I went around and asked some of the players on the teams what their thoughts are heading into the remainder of the season.
Q: What are your expectations heading into the rest of the season?
“Winning the remainder of our games, having a good personal season for myself, and destroying the rest of the teams in our way.”
– Jacob VanDoeselaar, Senior
Q: How do you feel about your team going into the rest of the season?
“I myself feel pretty confident, as a team I believe that we’re all going in with our heads high and believe we can finish strong.”
-Mason Herb, Freshman
Q: Do you think the team will be able to achieve another undefeated season?
“We’ve been able to go undefeated my freshmen and junior year, I believe that we will be able have another perfect season.”
Kelly Herb, Senior
Q: Has anyone stood out to the point that it’s surprised you?
“All of the freshmen. They’ve surprised us all with what they’re capable of.”
Kelly Herb, Senior
The varsity team looks to complete another perfect season, continuing the tradition of having an undefeated season. Other schools are on the mission to stop the tradition and have the boys take a loss. Even though that’s their target, no one is going to go down easily without putting up a fight. The Dog’s are going against the Rockford Rams Monday, September 11.