Boys’ Tennis Looks to Dominate

Reilly Dillon, staff writer

With losing only one senior from the previous year, the boys’ tennis team has high expectations for the rest of the season. More than half way through their season, they stand at the top of their section with a record of 7-2.

The team has only fallen to conference rival Chisago Lakes and Wayzata, who is the number one team in state. Last year the team was stopped by Minneapolis South West in the second round of sections with a score of 7-0. This year, with a strong core of upperclassmen, the team hopes to get past that feat and move on to State. “There is a sense of urgency. We are more driven this year, and the results will show,” said junior Keegan Swenson.

The team won their first match by a landslide with a score of 6-1 against Spring Lake Park on April 8. “This was a key win and start to the season for us after losing to SLP 3-4 last year. Knowing we only lost one senior, I have high hopes for the season especially after such a strong start,” said junior Carter Eckerline.

The captains of the squad this year are senior Andrew Poley and junior Keegan Swenson.

The team consists of mostly underclassmen with two sophomores, four freshman and even one seventh grader; this is the first year in more than five years that there has been a seventh grader on the team. “BSM is a school ranging from grades seventh to twelfth,” said Swenson, “why would we not utilize that as a tennis team?”