2021 Tennis Season Recap

2021 Tennis Season Recap

By MOLLY MIDKIFF, Staff Writer


With the Tennis Season ending in a month, let's look and see what we can expect  and what our Spartans have already accomplished. 

The MBHS tennis teams have had a very successful couple of years, especially the girls team, who have had 3 consecutive state titles. Based on the season thus far, we can expect our girls team to continue their winning streak, and hopefully win their first 6A state title. 

“I have tried to make sure our boys and girls teams have fun and enjoy the team aspect and have worked hard to get the correct lineup so the team as a whole can be successful . . . Because of this, our teams are usually ranked at the top of our Section and State and our student-athletes get their much-deserved recognition,” says Coach Susan Farlow. 

The girls team are on a full-scale winning streak of 7-0, having only five remaining matches for the rest of the regular season. The Northridge game is Senior Day for the team, and Farlow and the seniors are hopeful to have a crowd of support.

The boys team has six matches left, with only three losses under their belt from all 7A teams that they will not see in postseason play. 

Currently, the Briarwood match for both of our teams has been rescheduled due to inclement weather, and a reschedule date has not been set yet. 

Both tennis teams are expected to end strong. Coach Farlow added, “We plan to finish our regular season, hopefully, with wins over all Section matches so we can head into our sectional tournament as the first seed.  We will make good use of our remaining practice days and will work hard to make certain that our players are physically and mentally fit”.  Ethan Shunnarah, Sam Chitty, Thomas Woodall, Emma Karcher, Kate Jeffcoat, Warner Johnson

The current seniors on the tennis teams are: Ethan Shunnarah, Sam Chitty, Thomas Woodall, Emma Karcher, Kate Jeffcoat, Warner Johnson. Dru Gresham is currently the only senior planning to play tennis in college, and he is verbally committed to Birmingham Southern College.