This year’s Yosemite High tennis team off to a good start with four wins, and is looking for it’s fourth consecutive league title.
The team has beaten Immanuel, Madera High, Roosevelt and Liberty.
“The season is looking very promising and I’m excited to see what this team can accomplish,” said first year Head Coach Steven Standefer. “The team works great together and every practice and match is all about having fun. Yet with all the fun the team works hard trying to one up each other and get better.”
Standefer was an outstanding player for Yosemite finishing last season with a perfect 16-0 win/loss record and being named the MVP of the North Sequoia League for the second consecutive year.
He said the best way to describe this year’s team is that all the players have a winning attitude.
“They do everything on the court to make sure they do everything they can to win, and at the end of the day win or lose is no big deal because of the fun they have on the court.”
The coach added that the players are fighters.
“They know how to win when it looks like they are going to lose, and they don’t get shaken in pressure moments,” Standefer said. “From what I’ve seen so far I am confident that we will have another winning season. Yet win or lose I guarantee the boys will go home everyday happy with what they accomplished on the tennis court.”
The top three singles players on the team are Tyler Hellwig, Burke Stewart and Logan Casy. Hellwig and Burke team-up for the No. 1 doubles team.
The team will play Sierra at home at 3 p.m. on March 22.