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Phoenix Boys Tennis Trample Over Spartans

On March 12, the Phoenix boys tennis team went up against the Broad Run Spartans in a match that ended with a Phoenix victory of 7-2.
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Arnav Mahajan
With unwavering concentration, sophomore Sathvik Mathi positions himself on the tennis court, eyes fixed on the fluorescent yellow ball, as he prepares to strike. His grip tightens around the handle of his racket as he gets ready to swing. With a swift and powerful motion, he connects with the ball, sending it hurtling toward his opponent’s side of the court.

On Tuesday, March 12, the Phoenix boys tennis team faced the Broad Run Spartans in an exhilarating contest. While both the singles and doubles matches were intense, with each player giving their best performance, the Phoenix took the overall win 7-2.

Going into the matchup, the Phoenix were ready for a comeback after losing to the Spartans three times last year. “Their lineup changed a lot, it’s really different from last year,” sophomore Harsha Antham said. “At least like five or six of their players graduated, so they have a bunch of new players who aren’t as good as last year. We went into the match thinking we’d get cooked, but we surprisingly won.”

The Phoenix started the battle strong, winning the majority of the singles matches and taking an early lead with a score of 5-1. After gaining that substantial lead, the Phoenix then moved on to doubles with confidence. “It felt pretty good to beat them after losing to them last year,” senior Aryan Dhiman said. “One thing I would like to improve is double matches because we don’t have that much chemistry right now, but we are working on it.”  

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They won two out of the three doubles matches, resulting in a final score of 7-2. “It wasn’t like last year, it was pretty easy because they lost most of their competition,” sophomore Sathvik Mathi said. “We won most of the matches we expected to win, and lost the ones we expected to lose.” The final score was a testament to the team’s hard work. Although the Spartans put up a good fight, they ultimately succumbed to the Phoenix.

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Arnav Mahajan
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Arnav Mahajan is a freshman and it's his first year on the newspaper staff. He joined the newspaper because he has a strong passion for writing, which he uses to express himself. His main style of writing is argument and opinion-based pieces. He's looking forward to getting good work done and meeting the rest of the staff. When he’s not writing, he enjoys playing sports and video games, especially puzzle-based ones. He’s so excited to be part of the staff this year.
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