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The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

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

Girls’ tennis dominates in blowout victory

Noah Leventhal, Aidan Shafton, and Alex Geretz September 23, 2022

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)...

Sophomore Brennan Anderson gets ready to hit the ball. Boys tennis’ held a tournament fundraiser on May 7.

Boys’ tennis holds fundraising tournament

Rachel Arkis and Zoe Ziessman May 11, 2022

Halfway through the boys’ tennis season, team captains Robert Perelman, Marcus Hosfield, James Vournakis and coaches organized a fundraiser to raise money for the team and to spend time with the community,...

Sophomore Nate Schwietering serves the ball April 22 at the first match of the season.

Boys’ JV tennis defeats Chaska

Rachel Arkis and Abby Bartleson April 30, 2022

After weeks of matches being canceled and having indoor practices due to weather, the JV boys’ tennis team finally had their first match. According to coach Andres Gamero, despite the setbacks, the team...

Freshman Crew Lund prepares to serve a ball April 14. Tennis practices have been inside due to cold temperatures, rain and snow.

Boys’ tennis season impacted by weather

Abby Bartleson and Rachel Arkis April 26, 2022

Even with the boys’ tennis season having started in early April, the team has only played one match. Due to its unpredictable weather, Park has experienced a wide variety of weather, like rain and snow....

Tennis experience rewarding

Tennis experience rewarding

Colin Canaday April 17, 2022

Looking back on the four years I’ve played for the Park boys’ tennis team, I can confidently say that I have made some of the greatest memories, met some of the best people and had some of the most...

Freshman Thomas Halverson throws the ball to serve March 20. Boys tennis tryouts begin April 4.

Boys’ tennis season right around the corner

Rachel Arkis and Zoe Ziessman March 24, 2022

With the start of boys’ tennis beginning April 4, senior captain Robert Perelman is looking forward to a season unaffected by COVID-19. “(Last year), we didn't have a lot of matches and could only...

Senior Ava Jacobson returns a serve Oct. 5. Park won against Hopkins during their first sections match.

Girls’ tennis upsets Hopkins

Lauren Thon October 7, 2021

After an underdog win against Hopkins Oct. 5, head coach Andres Gamero said the team was very attentive and fought all the way until the end. “We played with confidence and they believed in what they...

Junior Lily Fadell hits a tennis ball at sections tournament Oct. 5. Park won against Hopkins during their first sections match 5-2.

Girls’ tennis runs fundraiser

Lauren Thon October 7, 2021

As the girls' tennis team started to gear up for sections, the captains organized a fundraiser to raise money to help the team, both with equipment and community building, according to senior captain Raquel...

Junior Zoe Gutz hits a tennis ball during a match against Benilde St. Margarets Sept. 21. Park lost 0-7 against Benilde.

Girls’ Tennis clean swept by Benilde

Lauren Thon September 26, 2021

Watching from the sidelines, senior Ava Jacobson said she felt helpless as she watched girls’ tennis get trampled by Benilde. According to Jacobson, despite their best efforts, the girls were no match...

Junior Robert Perelman serves a ball to score in his match May 21. Park lost to Blake in their last game of the season 7-0.

Boys’ tennis season comes to an end

Henry Harper June 1, 2021

After many matches and practices, the boys tennis team played its last match May 21. Junior James Vournakis said the team played to its strengths, regardless of the outcome. “It was our last match and...

Used with permission from Madeline Anklam.

Meet the Athlete: Madeline Anklam

Gabriel Kaplan December 18, 2020

What do you like most about playing tennis? I just love the sport, it’s really calming to play tennis. It’s a very smooth game; there’s a method to it. I love that it’s so structured. How...

Senior captain Selee Olmen returns the ball to the opposing team Sept. 22. Park lost its first varsity match 4-3 to Chanhassen.

Captain’s tennis career comes to an end

Sam Swisher November 2, 2020

Senior Selee Olmen recently completed her high school tennis career when she competed in her last match Oct. 14. When reflecting on her time, Olmen said her commitment to being a leader on and off the...

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