MARYSVILLE — The Lady Chargers junior varsity tennis team finished out its season with a final match against Stanwood at home on Wednesday, May 1.
Although the Chargers lost the match overall, 5-2, the team is still looking forward to next season.
“We are only a second year program,” said JV coach Christy Thomas. “We are already improving. This year we won six out of sixteen games and last year we didn’t win any. Our No. 1 singles player, Courtni Huffman, has won more matches than we have as a team as well.”
Since Marysville Getchell was built, there have only been two seasons of full team athletics — which means that the Chargers are still building.
“We have a really great group of kids,” said Thomas. “We started out with 20 players at the start of the season, and last year we barely had 10. The amount of improvement from day one is amazing.”
Thomas noted that not only had the girls’ tennis skills been increasing, but so has their positive attitudes.
“Every bus driver that we’ve had comments on how polite and nice and well-mannered they are,” she said. “Of course in tennis you are going to miss the ball every once in a while, but they had a good quality season. I am so impressed with their fortitude.”