Senior year is full of lasts. Last first day, last Holy bowl, last Holy Court, last homecoming. This chapter is closing faster than expected for seniors, and it seems that everything is flying by before we have the chance to soak up all the good times. For me, this fall was the last tennis season. […]
Senior year is full of lasts. Last first day, last Holy bowl, last Holy Court, last homecoming. This chapter is closing faster than expected for seniors, and it seems that everything is flying by before we have the chance to soak up all the good times.
For me, this fall was the last tennis season. Although tennis has its challenges, I will greatly miss the many memories and friends that were made over the past four years of the sport.
Teammate and classmate Kennedy Gudmann (‘20) has played the sport for all four years of high school. She has gotten the chance to know and befriend her teammates of all grades.
“I loved meeting people I wouldn’t have talked to if not for tennis, and I’ll miss seeing my favorite seniors all the time.”
The seniors truly have grown so close because of tennis. We have been through it all on and off the court. The times when we weren’t on the courts were the times we bonded the most.
“My favorite memories are probably carpooling freshman year and the downtime we had during away games,” Kennedy says.
Doubles player Lily Witry (‘20) is another senior who is sad about the end of the tennis season. She cherishes the time she spent with her teammates.
“I loved the girls — everyone had such a spunky, sassy, fun, but sweet personality,” she says. “We survived four years of this sport.”
Lily also mentioned the quirky assistant coach Ken Mar and how he made practice much more enjoyable.
“My favorite memories is when Ken would sing his Broadway songs.”
Four-year tennis player Sydney Obmann (‘20) will miss an overlooked part of tennis: the food, especially an assistant coach’s salsa recipe. Gil Mar would put his famous salsa into cute mason jars with tags with our nicknames on it.
“My favorite memories would be our whole teams obsession over Gil’s salsa and our names on them,” Sydney says.
The long drives to Laguna Creek Racquet Club or away matches allowed her time to become close to people she might not have before.
“I’m going to miss my seniors the most and having my little carpool (of underclassmen) to matches and practices.”
Although Isa Warford (‘20) joined her sophomore year, she feels just as connected to the team.
“I loved all the seniors and meeting all the other girls,” she says.
Even though she’s going to miss her friends on the team, she’s going to miss something that holds closer to her heart of tennis memories.
“My favorite tennis memories are the rides to tennis and eating all the food before the matches. I’m going to miss the free food the most.”
Tennis was some of the best memories for all five of us seniors in our four years at Christian Brother High School. We had the rare opportunity to bond with so many different people from different classes. The friends and memories made will be missed greatly, but above all, we will miss the snacks.