Pratt High School tennis coach Tate Thompson sees progress and potential in Greenback tennis players.
The Pratt High School boys tennis team kicked off their season on Thursday earning second overall on their home courts, the Walter Blake Tennis Complex.
Senior Caden Donneworth came out on top as the #1 singles player. He had a tough bracket but improved as the day went on and finished undefeated with a 4-0 record.
Jacob Brucks, the #2 singles player, lost his first match to Dodge City, but came back to win the rest of his matches and earn second place.
The #1 doubles team, Rafe Donnenwerth and Chase Folkers, exited the tournament with a record of 1-3.
“They struggled a bit, but all elements of struggle are fixable: serving a reasonable speed, getting first serves in, racquet preparation and communicating and moving intelligently,” said head coach Tate Thompson.
Hogan Thompson and Luis Garcia-Jimenez, the #2 doubles team, let their second match get away from them and they lost in a tiebreaker. However, they stayed consistent the rest of the tournament and finished in second place.
“We have work to do, but this was a tough tournament and we placed second as a team. If we progress week by week, we will be pretty decent by Regionals,” said Thompson.
The team heads to Smoky Valley next Tuesday for their second tournament.