Saints tennis spins back into action

With a record setting season last year, the Saints tennis team once again returns to the courts. Although the Saints first set of matches were canceled against Hestton, Colo., the tennis team has started this year off with a positive spin. The tennis tournament of the season was in Wichita, with a winning percentage of 77 percent. “We have a great team, they are great players, and I’m really excited about what we can get done this year, ” said tennis coach Darren Workman. “With four out of the top six returning from last year, it makes this year a little easier,” Workman said. The men’s team brought home the NJCAA National Academic National Championship title for the third year in a row, while the Lady Saints team tied for 12th in the national tennis tournament. Coach Workman attributes some of the success of the team due to the support the team receives. “We get a lot of support from the school, faculty, and students. Its really helped us out in making a great tennis program” Workman stated. The team consists of a mixture of local and international students and veteran sophomores and new freshman players. Freshman tennis player Josh Hamilton is excited about the season. “Playing with nationally ranked players is amazing” said Hamilton. “The international kids are just incredible and I’m excited to get to play with them this year” The tennis team will head to the Bethany Tournament in Salina and Lindsborg KS on the 16 and 17 of Sept.