Tuesday, December 1, 2020

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Sprinting up and down the court, painting the lines with their calculated shots, Jesuit tennis amazed in September, coming out victorious. They left with an undefeated record, winning all seven of their preliminary matches. Treating this first half of the tennis preseason as a trial run, Coach Paul McDaniel has decided to schedule the tougher matches in the spring. This...
Hayden Kissee '17 lines up, calm and collected, acting normally. His partner, John Lindberg '18 stands at the net, gazing fiercely into the returner's eye. The ball shoots past him, and he moves forwards to smash down a volley, but there is no need, as the ball does not come back. The Jesuit tennis team fires up its Spring Season...
It's the third set tiebreaker. With the match on the line, Jack Murray '21 steps up to the baseline. "5-5," he calls. The tension could be cut with a knife. He shrugs his shoulders back to relax and bounces the ball on the pavement just in front of his left foot. He bounces the ball three more times, then...
Two teams attempt to impose their will on each other, volleying a neon ball back and forth. Both sides vy for the match point to win the set. The player clad in Jesuit apparel eventually wins out. This theme of dominance has been a staple of the fall portion of the Jesuit Tennis team's 2016-2017 season. With an impressive 8-1...
After school on a scorching Tuesday afternoon on March 15th, the Jesuit Rangers pulled into Greenhill's parking lot, ready to play against the top 10 players from an elite school. Realizing they would face their first tough competition since the fall season, everyone on the team knew that playing at their best was a must. However, as the players...
Already starting the spring season 2-0, the Jesuit tennis team continued to march over their rival schools in the Dallas area. The first challengers to the team's throne was the notable Episcopal School of Dallas (ESD), but they were, from the start, no match for the stacked Rangers team, who while not sending their top six varsity players, were still...
"Our practices, hard work, and teamwork paid off." Quoting Freshman Nico Elizondo '18, the Jesuit Tennis program truly has lived up to it's goals this season, improving their record to a perfect 6-0 with a sweep of the White Longhorns on September 30th. Surprisingly, only freshmen participated in this Varsity level match, proving to Head Coach Paul McDaniel that the...
Muscles clenched, hands firmly grasped on the racket, eyes locked on his opponent, the tennis player ran abruptly to the left to send the green fuzzy tennis ball back to his competitor, sending the ball to the very corner of the court, just out of his opponent's reach, to clinch the win. Such a description portrays the success the...

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