Varsity Tennis Dominates

The boys’ tennis team sweeps South Whidbey


Photo: Haley Hoffman

Boys’ Varisty tennis duo Eli Pruzan and Carter Cast play South Whidbey in front of supporters on March 18, 2021.

Earlier in the season the UPrep varsity boys tennis team hosted the South whidbey falcons at laurelhurst park. On this date, Wednesday March 18th, the UPrep varsity boys tennis team did what they do best, win. With three singles matches featuring Jackson and Tyler Wurzer, along with Harrison Bloom and doubles matches including many other members of the team. Throughout the day the UPrep team showed their dominance with a sweep of the opposing team the south whidbey falcons. 

A sweep occurs when one team does not win a single match whether it be singles or doubles. This achievement might seem like it would be a rare occurrence, however for this uprep team this occurrence is anything but rare with this 2021 season being full sweeps for the team. 

“It felt great to win as a team and have everyone excited about our 5-0 sweep,” said promising sophomore Carter Cast.

This team full of upperclassmen and a few standout sophomores has hopes to follow in the footsteps of past years and compete at the highest level possible during an unusual year marked by the pandemic. 

Senior Eli Pruzan spoke to the high morale shared by the team after their match, everyone had good things to say.

 “it’s great to see the guys out here thriving and playing well,” Pruzan said. 

This  tennis season has been unlike any other for the tennis team with regulations mandating that masks be worn during matches.

 “At first playing with a mask was difficult but after we had more practices it felt normal,” said Mattias Keaunui, it is clear most athletes are just happy to have a season at all and it’s not slowing down this dominant puma team.

The UPrep varsity boys tennis team has a strong history of competing at a competitive level both within the league and the state. UPrep won the district and league last season; but there was no state tournament due to the pandemic. However, two seasons ago, we had many players qualify for the state tournament.