Girls Varsity Tennis · MSB Tennis Takeover


By: Joseph Pepito

Senior Rukaya Williams prepares to serve.
Senior Rukaya Williams prepares to serve.

The MSB Tennis Team displayed a fantastic game on Wed. Sep. 7 against McCluer.  They were full of ball and racket.  Before the game, I asked Jeresha Barber and Rukaya Williams a few questions regarding their status and skill.  I asked ,” How does teamwork play into Tennis and how will you utilize it to be victorious against an adversary?”  Rukaya Williams stated, “It’s all about communication, whether verbal or nonverbal.  As long as we get into rhythm and combine our skills, anything can happen.”  Jeresha and Rukaya went on to win doubles.  Erin Bell and Jeresha Barber, and Rukaya Williams also won their Singles matches.  After the Match I asked Erin, “How do you feel you could improve, even after your victory?” Erin stated that, “ I believe I could work more on my swing, because sometimes i use too much strength and the ball gets ruled out.

Octavia Cato and Brionna Taplin were in a doubles match but lost.  I asked them , what was a reason on why you guys think you lost?  Octavia stated, “I think we could work more on our speed and teamwork. But we’ll gettem next time.”