A 2020 Girls Tennis Update


Caleigh Lydon

Smile for the Camera! Katelyn Lagore (‘23), Stephanie Schoone (‘22), and Hannah Davies (‘22) smile with joy during their successful tennis match!

Madison Lydon, Staff Reporter

Amidst these crazy times, sports seasons have been a mystery to everyone, with teams and players often not knowing if their seasons are going to happen or not. Many fall teams fought to have a season and fought the battle to keep everything COVID safe. One of the teams fortunate enough to play their season and keep COVID away was the girls tennis team.

The 2020 tennis season for the girls was a little different compared to most seasons. They had clinics and summer practices, but their season was only a short 2 weeks. Throughout those 2 weeks, they had many matches, having many successes and advancing to the district semi-finals, which closed out the girls’ season after a tough loss to Wissahickon.

Aside from the circumstances being very different this year, the girls had a very positive attitude and were ambitious going into each and every match. Junior player Caleigh Lydon said, “The season was great and I’m glad that I got to spend time with my teammates and thankful we were able to have our season. I am disappointed we only had a few matches, but it was nice to be around my friends again and enjoy practices and matches together!”

Like Caleigh, many of the girls were also optimistic about this season and appreciated being with all of the girls and creating all the bonds. Another junior, Ryenn Sovich, said, “It was not the season we were expecting but we pulled through and had a great time. I wouldn’t change it for anything.”

As has been the norm for 2020, the fall tennis season was nothing like anyone expected, and, frankly, no one knew was going to happen. All in all, the season for the girls was very successful, even with their shortened season and the many precautions they had to follow.  The girls still came out on top by advancing to the district semifinals, and, most importantly, by having amazing attitudes towards every obstacle thrown at them.

Congrats to the girls of the West tennis team for a great season!