Garnet Valley’s tennis team has been one of the greatest sports groups ever since the beginning of the tennis program at the high school. Tennis at Garnet Valley has had a long history of ruling the Women’s HS Tennis World. The present girls’ tennis team has been strong and consistent, the group’s valor and accomplished standard recognized by many of their competitors; these girls have played several challenging and intense games, one of them being last Thursday’s game against Conestoga.
Conestoga has had a rivalry with the Jaguars for multiple years, but our tennis team in particular has always shown them who represents the victorious side. Although Garnet Valley has experienced a few losses regarding tennis overall, the GV tennis girls have repeatedly won against Conestoga and numerous other schools. This past Thursday specifically, however, was a difficult experience for Garnet Valley’s tennis team.
To summarize, the day of the match was long and gloomy with cloudy skies billowing occasionally over the courts. One could hear the team scream in hypertension and anxiety across the entire GV campus, attracting everyone’s attention at once. Garnet Valley stood proudly as they intimidated Conestoga when the team approached Garnet Valley’s territory, warning them of the upcoming match. Our tennis team fought hard that day, every girl on the team extremely determined to not let her school down. Before the match had begun, one could hear the coach talking calmly to the team and firmly enforcing that team unity and ONENESS were the prime components to Garnet Valley triumph. Although the girls lost to Conestoga that day, they encouraged each other while holding Garnet Valley’s ONENESS in mind and learned an important lesson of patience and perseverance for the future.
Despite Garnet Valley’s defeat in the match against Conestoga, Coach Mo, the Garnet Valley Tennis Administrator, resolutely assured that Garnet Valley still had the chance to stay proud since they had opportunities to win future matches, some of these against Lower Merion, Radnor, and Penncrest. As the Garnet Valley community, let us cheer the girls’ tennis team on as they advance further into the season!!!