Boys tennis team makes recent history with victory over Legacy

Hailey Ortega, Staff Writer

Last Thursday, the Greeley West tennis team played against Legacy. Even though this may seem like a normal 5A Front Range match to most people, it was very important to coach, Mr. Ryan Pace and the rest of the team.

If they won, they would be the first boys tennis team to have a winning record in conference play since West moved to 5A nine years ago. Due to their hard work they won the match 4-3.

Seniors Terence Williams and Garrett Fink both feel accomplished and happy with their win. They felt very satisfied to see their hard work finally paying off. They feel like their win on Tuesday against Loveland also helped them prepare for this match. “I think every match helps me prepare for the next one and gives me things to focus on strengthening for the next time,” said Williams.

Both Fink and Williams hope they will continue to do well and go to state if they get a good region. Pace is also proud of his team and is happy the seniors’ hard work has paid off. “I am incredibly proud of the boys, and it reflects on all the hard work they put in during the offseason,” said Pace.

Sophomore, Blaine Cullen was also very happy with the overall win in the match, even though he and his doubles partner junior Isaiah Torrez lost. They have learned a lot from watching the seniors this year and feel they have big shoes to fill when the seniors leave this year. Cullen looks forward to working hard and continuing the legacy the seniors have left. He hopes to continue the winning record and leave something for the classes below him to work towards. The seniors have left big shoes to fill and the underclassmen look forward to working hard to keep up the work the seniors have put in.