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PREVIEW: Tennis Team Looking to Improve on Last Year’s Finish

PREVIEW: Tennis Team Looking to Improve on Last Year’s Finish

Connor Stephens, Sports Journalism Staff Writer

August 26, 2019

After finishing 13th at state last season, the boys tennis team is optimistic about the upcoming season. Having not lost any of their top varsity players the team sees themselves besting last seasons performance. Coach Jordane Warkentin had this to say about the team's preparation for the coming seas...

SEASON RECAP: Westside Tennis Finishes Season Strong, Looks Ahead to Future

SEASON RECAP: Westside Tennis Finishes Season Strong, Looks Ahead to Future

John Maier, Sports Journalism Staff Writer

May 21, 2019

This season, the girls tennis team finished their season with a top 15 finish at the state tournament, placing them in the top half of the teams. Head Coach Jordane Warkentin said that she was very happy with this placement considering the youth of the team and that she was extremely happy with the gr...

Young Westside Tennis Team Takes on State Tournament

Young Westside Tennis Team Takes on State Tournament

Jonathan Snover, Sports Journalism Co-Editor-In-Chief

May 16, 2019

The Westside varsity girls tennis team took on the 2019 NSAA Class A Girls Tennis Championships on Thursday, May 16, 2019. The team was allowed an entrant in the following categories: #1 Singles, #2 Singles, #1 Doubles and #2 Singles. The results of the day are as follows: Despite none of the four...

Tennis Team Wraps Up Season at Metro, State Tournaments

Tennis Team Wraps Up Season at Metro, State Tournaments

John Maier, Sports Journalism Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

This past week, the varsity girls tennis team traveled to Omaha South to compete in the Metro Conference Tournament. The team competed against many schools from the metro area and got a good feel for what the state tournament could look like. Head Coach Jordane Warkentin said that the team played well ...

Girls Tennis Team Not Phased by Youth, Looks Forward to Future

Girls Tennis Team Not Phased by Youth, Looks Forward to Future

John Maier, Sports Journalism Staff Writer

April 24, 2019

With three of their six varsity players being underclassmen, the girls tennis team is headlined by youth this season. However, their age hasn’t prevented the team from being successful, as they’ve only won five of their seven dual meets. With the team being so young, they also have had young players s...

From Africa to Nebraska: Tennis Player Making Mark at Westside

From Africa to Nebraska: Tennis Player Making Mark at Westside

John Maier, Sports Journalism Staff Writer

April 22, 2019

Togo, Africa is a small country more than three times smaller than the size of Nebraska. Three years ago, junior Divine Lawson made the life-changing 6,000 mile journey from Togo to the United States. While integrating to a new lifestyle in the United States, tennis has remained a constant for Lawson....

Freshman Tennis Player Ready to Continue to Lead Warriors

Freshman Tennis Player Ready to Continue to Lead Warriors

Connor Stephens, Sports Journalism Staff Writer

November 13, 2018

There are few Freshman athletes good enough to make the varsity team, let alone win a Metro Conference championship. Freshman Josh Rosenblatt did just that. Rosenblatt was able to make the biggest impact on the team by coming out with multiple top 5 finishes including a first place finish at the Met...

Season Recap: Youth Lead Varsity Tennis Team to Success

Season Recap: Youth Lead Varsity Tennis Team to Success

Connor Tracy, Sports Journalism Staff Writer

October 15, 2018

The Varsity tennis season wrapped up this past Friday at the state tournament.  The team had one player place at state as Freshmen Josh Rosenblatt earned fifth at the tournament.   “This team is young, two freshmen on the varsity team and a very good JV team.  Leadership wise with Jake and Josh thi...

Westside Tennis Team to Compete at Metros

Westside Tennis Team to Compete at Metros

Connor Tracy, Sports Journalism Staff Writer

October 3, 2018

The varsity boys tennis team will compete in the Metro Conference Tournament beginning on Wednesday, October 3, 2018.  The team is being led by Sophomore Jake Bonnett and Freshman Josh Rosenblatt. Senior Ethan Forcade said this is a rare occurrence. “Josh Rosenblatt is our number 2 which is almost unheard of fr...

Freshmen on Varsity Tennis Emerge as State Contenders

Freshmen on Varsity Tennis Emerge as State Contenders

Peter Collins and Jude Lowe

September 6, 2018

Photo by Emily Bauer   Freshmen Clark Rue and Josh Rosenblatt recently qualified for the Varsity tennis team. Rosenblatt has been playing tennis for seven years. Rue has been playing for eight years, and said he plans on trying out in college. “I am going to play [tennis] all four years in high...

Season Preview: Returning Talent Looks to Lead Varsity Tennis Team to New Heights

Season Preview: Returning Talent Looks to Lead Varsity Tennis Team to New Heights

Connor Tracy, Sports Journalism Staff Writer

August 24, 2018

The Westside Warriors tennis season kicked off this Thursday with a match against Papillion LaVista.  Back at the helm as head coach, Jordane Warkentin speaks with confidence and excitement for the 2018 season.   “We have 4 returning state players,  Jake Bonnet, Ethan Forecade, Ryan Vester, a...

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