By Aydan Prime,
The Davis High men’s varsity tennis came up with a strong 8-1 victory against one of their biggest rivals, Jesuit, during the match on Wednesday. DHS lost to Jesuit in last years finals, so the team was extremely pleased with their win.
“The Jesuit team lost a lot of their veterans in this past year, so the team is pretty young; it’s not really the great rivalry we’ve had in the past. With that said, the boys still have to work hard and play their best,” said coach Dale Hersch.
“Jesuit beat us 8-1 last year, so we came into this match really wanting to win,” senior and number two singles player Louis Pak said. Pak who won his match 6-4 6-2.
Cooper Hosley and his partner Yoshi Wainwright were the first players off the courts, winning 6-0 6-0 against the Jesuit number two doubles team. “We were kinda just the better team, and we didn’t really miss that many shots, which was good,” Hosley said.
All of the teams victories were won in straight sets, most of them finishing 0 and 1 or 0 and 2. The teams number one player, Dan segedin, lost in a tight match 4-6 5-7 to his opponent.
This year, the team will be playing in division one. “It’s the first time we’ve been in a league with Jesuit in maybe twenty years,” said Hersch. “It’s kind of exciting, because now we have to play one of the best teams twice every year, and that just makes our team better.”
“I think we’re really confident that we’re gonna win this year,” senior Tristan Dutta said. Dutta won his match at number three singles 6-2 6-4.
The varsity boys left today for their tournament in Fresno, where they will play several other league matches.