This month, another successful tennis season came to a close. The four athletes played exceptionally well, and, with help from Coach Jeremy Nelson, they improved their skills for next year.
At regionals, Lindzie Archer, 9th, and Caitlyn Nelson, 10th, teamed up and competed on the doubles courts. On the singles courts, Shelby Bontrager, 10th, and Makenzie Archer, 11th, competed solo for a spot at the state
championship. All of the girls represented a Christ-like attitude on the courts, and they played
With a 5th place finish at regionals, Makenzie Archer earned a spot in the state championships in Kansas City. In honor of Makenzie’s amazing achievement, the entire school held a “blue and white” spirit day, wearing blue and white attire to school.
Makenzie played against the best in the state, winning enough games to proceed to day 2 of the championship. Makenzie said that she was nervous, but God helped her stay calm and perform her best. “Some of my opponents were starting to get in my head,” said Makenzie, “but I decided to put my trust in God and He’d give me
the power to display the talents He has given
Coming out with a 5-2 record, Makenzie took 9th place at the championship. This is no small feat – Coach Nelson estimates that, by placing 9th at state, Makenzie is in the top 20 high school tennis players in the state.
The tennis team has done a good job representing Elyria and Christ, and are already looking forward to next season.
-Alex Shultz, 12th