New Court Order

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Ready for Takeoff! Sophomore Mitchell Wilson prepares to fire a shot back to his opponent. Wilson has enjoyed playing for East Wake the past two years. “I love to watch my forehand shot rush past opponents and drop right before it hits the baseline. It’s my favorite way to get a point.”

By: Isaiah Lucas

“Let’s be better than we were when we started.”  This was the goal echoed by East Wake tennis coach Jackson Glasgow at the start of the season.  Midway through conference play, Glasgow feels that the goal has been met so far.  Even though the team doesn’t have the record they want right now, they all continue to compete. The three who have shown the most improvement are sophomores Koby Higgs, Nathaniel Horton and Mitchell Wilson. They have had the toughest adjustment from last year to this year, according to Glasgow. “They went from being guys who played at the 5, 6 or exhibition spot in singles matches last year to playing at the 3 or 4 spot this year.  It puts them at a tough spot, but they have been able to show that they can hold their own against tougher competition.”

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Patience is a Virtue. Sophomore Koby Higgs intensely waits for his opponent to serve. Higgs has worked on rounding out his game. He said, “Being patient and not always trying to hit winners has helped me become a much better player.”

With the help of these three players, the Warriors are looking to finish out the season strong with matches against West Johnson, Southeast Raleigh, Rolesville, Knightdale, and Harnett Central remaining before the conference tournament. Make sure to come out and see them play.

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