Boy’s tennis wraps up their season


Mikalah Kostalas

Junior Gabe Fogle plays in a tennis match against River Valley this spring. Fogle was the first member of the team to qualify for the District tournament since 2019.

Danica Davelli, Staff Writer

The Hayes boys tennis team just finished their season, improving from last year and finishing with a 9-6 record.
The team had been working to improve, training in the offseason and putting in extra practice time to get better. Some members have been playing for up to 12 years but are always looking to gain new skills.
Many of the boys set goals going into the season, and were able to accomplish them through their hard work and dedication. Senior Ryder Kardas said that his goal was to win more matches than they did in the 2021 season.
“We did achieve that goal, going 9-6 as opposed to 9-8 last year,” he said. “Not really the ideal record we were looking for, but improved upon nonetheless.”
The team saw other improvements, including having a member play at a higher level for the first time in a few years.
“The season was pretty good,” Kardas said. “We were definitely more successful this year, having an improved record along with sending a player to districts for the first time since 2019.”
Looking back on the season, the boys said that there’s not anything they would want to change. However, they were bummed that most of their easily winnable matches got rained out.
The most important thing to the team was to have a good time.
“Have fun with it, but be serious about it when you need to,” junior Gabe Fogle said.
Fogle says that he has not set any goals for himself or the team for next year yet, but he is sure he will have some and is looking forward to the next season.