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WarDogs vs. State

The WarDogs after putting up a good fight in State. Photo provided by Haley Ammons.

After a collective successful season, the varsity girls tennis team journeyed to Pueblo, CO for State. Their insane level of dedication and strength pushed them to this spot, where they displayed impressive skills. 

Sophomore Haley Ammons was one of ten players who qualified for State. She explains, “We brought our whole team because we had a good record this year. We were the top 16 teams in Colorado.” 

Ammons coined State as disappointing, “I was one doubles with Sydney Maurer. We played two sets to six and lost. We lost our first match. The girls from Mullen High School won the second but lost the third match. They went to the Semi-Finals.”

Tennis is a demanding sport that requires a substantial amount of stamina. Each player is required to score numerous points to win a match. Two sets out of three of six points secure success for the teams. This not only requires confidence but also consistency and high spirits. 

“The first set we were down a lot, 1-6. But, we started getting into the groove in the second set but still lost 3-6,” reflects Ammons. Ammons and Maurer played one match the entirety of the tournament. “I think we could’ve done a lot better but the nerves got to us,” says Ammons.

As for other players, Joey Smith and Harper King only got to play one match. Annabelle Carter and Shaelyn David got a playback, allowing them to play two matches. They played against Cheyenne Mountain who won overall. 

“It was super fun and a good experience. Sydney and I make a good partnership. We practice more after our practice or on the weekend. We only lost two matches in our season. The best part of the season was the third match in Regionals. We played against Durango, a good team, and won 6-0-6-0. It was really exciting!”

“We were really proud of ourselves and it was a good trip,” concludes Ammons. Good job Bulldogs! Way to make this season memorable. Can’t wait to see how you grow next season. 

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Hi, I’m Gaby Suazo and I am a sophomore. This is my first year writing for Paw Post and I am so excited to share what I am passionate about! Other than writing, I enjoy dancing, thrifting, hiking, listening to music (Tame Impala, boygenius, SZA, Adrianne Lenker, Tyler, the Creator) and eating pesto pizza.
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