For the first time in school history, the Grain Valley Girls Tennis team is headed to State competition as a team. Following a 5-0 win against Carl Junction on Tuesday, the team heads to State competition Thursday and Friday.
“This group has won all four regular season tournaments. Three of those were the first time our program had won that particular tournament, head coach Randy Draper said.
“The thing that stands out is the depth of our line-up. In our District Championship match against St. Pius, everyone in our top six won at least one match and we needed every win. Our Doubles play put us in a great position against Carl Junction.”
“This team has become very close. With 5 out of 6 of us all playing together last year, we have become comfortable with each other and have all grown together. I’m so honored to be apart of the first tennis team from Grain Valley to go State (as a team), senior Chelsea Gorden said.
“We are one of the 4 left out of 54. I think our relationships with each other is what makes us play so well with each other. Although tennis is an individual sport, the team aspect of it does matter, especially yesterday (against Carl Junction).”