Girls’ tennis dominates in blowout victory

Park starts three-game home stretch with win


Alex Geretz

Senior Sadie Lund prepares to serve ball to opponent Wednesday Sep. 21. Park ended up winning the match 7-0.

Noah Leventhal, Aidan Shafton, and Alex Geretz

After Park won Wednesday, Sept. 21 in a 7-0 sweep against Richfield, head coach Andres Gamero said he was impressed with the team’s effort throughout the match.

“We did really well today, (the) players stayed focused and played their best and played aggressive,” Gamero said. “It was a really good match overall.”

Senior captain Sadie Lund said Park’s performance topped all previous matches this season. 

“This was probably our best match that we’ve played,” Lund said. “It’s the first time we all won, and we just kept the energy positive throughout the entire match.”

According to senior Alana Weiser, her ability to keep her endurance up was on display Wednesday.

“I did well on keeping my stamina and staying consistent with my forehand and backhand,” Weiser said. “I’m looking forward to improving more until the end of the season.”

Gamero said the team is in better mental and physical shape than ever before.

“I’ve seen a lot of improvements,” Gamero said. “I’ve seen a lot of mental game improvements, a lot of effort, a lot of staying focused, a lot of fight until the end as well as some skill improvements.”

According to Lund, the team has lots of untapped potential that will only get stronger throughout the rest of the season.

“It’s only gotten better since the start,” Lund said. “We’ve gotten a lot closer throughout the season and we’re only starting to get better.”

Park is set to face off against Orono 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 at St. Louis Park High School.