The boys and girls tennis teams proved this year that sheer grit and determination on the court can reap impressive results. They recently closed out a solid season, with four of our players advancing to the state competition. This year started with a bit of a jolt when they moved into a new district. This new district translated to different challenges as they now compete against both Grapevine Faith and Fort Worth Christian – two schools that have historically had strong tennis programs. The Legacy teams really showed perseverance at the district competition with our girls' team placing 2nd overall and three players qualified for state. While Grapevine Faith has skilled girls and Fort Worth Christian has talented boys, Legacy was the most resilient all around when you consider the joined efforts of both the boys and girls squads.
Devin Fitzhugh ’20 was unseeded for district play but pulled out an amazing win during a three and a half hour marathon match to advance to the finals in girls singles. She placed second at district. She then showed her resolve again in the state competition, losing only to a top-ranked player in a close tiebreaker and finished 9th at state.
My favorite memory of this season was going to state with my friends and having fun even though we lost. This year I learned from Coach Martin that slow and steady play can help you win and I am excited to continue to work more on my skills next season.
My favorite memory of this season was going to state. Though my doubles partner and I didn't win overall, I got the opportunity to play more experienced people to better my own skills. I grew in my relationships with my teammates as well. I am beyond excited for the upcoming tennis season! I will gain new teammates, I get to play new people, and I get to grow in my game. Although I will miss my doubles partner, I cannot wait to make many new memories.
The Girls Doubles team of Arabella Blanc ‘19 and Ava Bohling ‘21 (pictured below) overcame a tough draw at state. They played the best doubles match of their tennis careers and beat the #2 seed. They faced rain delays and had to play their second match late into the evening. They placed impressively at state with 5th overall.
Aidan Conom ‘19 placed 3rd at district in boys singles, thereby qualifying him for state. During his final trip to state as a Legacy senior , he placed 9th overall. Aidan is an impressive athlete as he also qualified for state in swimming.
The tennis program has been led by two extraordinary seniors, Arabella Blanc and Aidan Conom. They are the only seniors on the team and will be missed as they both such strong players. The remaining ten players in the starting line-up will return next year, poising the program for continued success. There was considerable interest in the tennis program this year, with 31 players on the roster. They are excited about the depth of the team and look forward to next season.
My favorite memory of this season was winning the first round of the state tournament with my doubles partner, Ava Bohling. We fought hard and after 3.5 hours came out with a win. I will forever cherish that moment with her. I am so grateful for my time on Varsity Tennis. It has allowed me to grow as a leader both on the court and off the court. I am so grateful that my teammates saw my potential with leadership and allowed me to be captain for 3 years. I will miss my time as a tennis player, but am thankful for how it has shaped me universally.
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