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High Expectations for West Valley Rams Tennis

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       High expectations surround this year's West Valley's boys tennis team, after a strong performance a year ago. Winning districts and regional's, and placing third in state at the 3A level.

       Senior Cooper Anderson said, "The two teams that placed ahead of us last year we're seniors and graduated, so we hope to have a better shot this year. We do have a different league. A different 3A league. Some schools bumped down, some moved up."

       Head coach Tony Whitfield said, "You know I always challenge my teams to do better than the team before them did the season before. So obviously this year the challenge for these guys is to be league champs."

@   This season the Rams are 8-1, and 4-0 in league play. Their led by seniors Cooper Anderson and Daniel Wenker, and sophomore Aaron Farmer who placed at state last season.  These three mostly compete in singles matches during the season, the playoffs is when double pairings emerge, and Farmer tends to miss playing doubles more than most.

       Sophomore Aaron Farmer said, "It's pretty easy to hit somebody. You can't do that in singles. Haven't done that in awhile it seems. It would make my day. Is this going on TV?"

       His joking laid back personality fits right in with the Rams, who start practices sometimes playing soccer.@

      Senior Daniel Wenker said it "creates a calming atmosphere in practice and in matches. You don't have that much pressure on you either."

 

ALL PART OF THE FUN JOURNEY... FOR A TEAM LOOKING TO WIN STATE.

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