The 2019 Dominican Tennis Team served up a successful season. The team took to the court at the Regional Tournament on April 16 at City Park and finished as runner up, with all eight players qualifying for State.
Sophomore Mary Parker Whisnant rallied to the finals singles match at the tournament and finished as the regional runner up. “I wanted to get as far as I could in regionals,” said Whisnant. “Making it to the finals was definitely an accomplishment.” Whisnant also felt that the team “grew closer together and definitely learned a lot about each other” during this experience.
As Regional runner up, DHS advanced to the State Tournament on April 26-27 in Monroe, LA. The eight players who qualified for state were juniors Annamarie Allen, Lucy Harper, Adele Hoth and Rachel Schlosser; sophomores Marist Bourg and Mary Parker Whisnant; and eighth graders Kay Harper and Rachel Natal.
Doubles players Allen and Schlosser advanced to the second round of the State Tournament. Additionally, singles player Whisnant also advanced to the second round then to the quarter finals, where the team’s season ended. “I was really excited to get that far in state this year,” said Whisnant.
Although the team’s season ended in the quarter finals round, they still accomplished a team goal. According to Mrs. Stephanie Bollman, tennis coach, their team goal was to get a full roster at the State Tournament.
With a successful season on the court, the team is ready for next year. Schlosser is looking forward to spending her last year with her team. “I’m proud of what we accomplished this season,” she said, “and I’m excited to do it again next year.”
- Grace DiFranco