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Jamestown Tennis Hopes to Ace Another Season

Jamestown tennis players display one of the teams many accomplishments.

Jamestown tennis players display one of the teams many accomplishments.

Trenton Kapij, Reporter

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As spring sports begin, one thing every Jamestown student should be keeping an eye on is the boys tennis team. The history of Jamestown’s team has been riddled with accomplishment, including a state championship last year and coming close to being the first team to win 100 matches in a row in Bay Rivers district history. These accomplishments have been driven by many things, but the main force behind Jamestown’s success has been the sense of family on the team, as well as traditions of Jamestown tennis families.

“Whole families have been about tennis,” said sophomore Albon Yowell, whose brother also played on the Jamestown tennis team before him. For Yowell, much of the team’s success is due to families always coming in and out of the program and there never being a lack of people available to play.

Despite  families being a main driving force in the team’s success, the support of fellow players has also helped the team achieve as much as they have. Team members support one another and push for everyone to do better. “The team, they’re so supportive.” Yowell said.

The leadership of Coach Bob Artis another thing that has driven the team to success. “He’s got that can- do attitude,” said junior Grayson DeBerry. “He’s able to motivate people in ways that are extraordinary.”

Despite the natural talent and teachings of Coach Artis, one other thing is needed for a team to be successful: practice. Both DeBerry and Yowell attributed much of their success on their drive to go out and practice. “I practice lots during the offseason,” said DeBerry.

As the tennis team becomes more successful Jamestown students are taking notice. “They’re skill is widely know throughout the students at school,” said sophomore Sam Vantasel.

Between the guidance of Coach Artis and the talent of the players,  the tennis team appears to be set for yet another successful season. “We hope that we can maintain the statewide respect that our program has procured over the course of 10 years.” Said sophomore Lehman Montgomery.

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