Boys tennis remains undefeated after returning from Texas trip

Jackson Mayer

The boys tennis team competed in the Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) National Tournament in Texas from Feb. 23-25, finishing 5th overall with a 3-1 record. The team has won nine straight matches after returning from the trip.

Singles and Doubles player Matthew Reiter ’25 said the team’s close connections and depth helped them succeed in the Texas tournament.
“The team definitely feels more like a family, which has helped us get through some tough matches,” Reiter said. “Everyone on the team, including the non-starters, makes a big impact on the final result, and I think this has caused us to have a great tournament.”

The team began the season with a 6-12 loss to Peninsula High School. Since the defeat, the team has gone 12-1 overall and 5-0 in league play.
Reiter said these victories have only motivated the team to work harder outside of games.

“Our success this year has caused us to be more focused in our practice,” Reiter said. “We are determined to win CIF and the other big tournaments.”

Singles and Doubles player Teddy Ingold ’24 said the team’s morale has improved throughout the season with their success.
“The team morale has been great throughout the season,” Ingold said. “It feels like with each win, the joy meter goes a little bit higher than before.

Ingold said he wants the team to be loud and intimidating when it competes against their upcoming opponents.

“In the future I look forward to increasing the rowdiness of the boys on the bench,” Ingold said. “We already have some dogs in there, but I’m hoping we can get the whole squad going nuts for the future matches.”

The team’s next test is at the All-American Boys Invitational in Newport Beach March 23-25.