Eagles lose tough match against Myers Park

Story by Gabe Stanton, Staff Writer

The East Meck Eagles lost 9-0 in a tennis game against the Myers Park Sep. 26. This is their 4th loss in a modest record of 4-4 overall and 1-2 conference. 

Despite the loss, senior Lucy Smithwick is proud of her team.

“Everyone is doing their hardest and playing their best and it’s a Myers Park game,” Smithwick said. “People may not have won, but they’re the hardest team that we have to play and it was a good score considering the circumstances.”

There may be some truth to Smithwick’s statements; Myers Park has a formidable tennis team, with a record of 8-0 overall and 5-0 conference. Though perhaps not at the top of the conference, the Eagles stand head and shoulders above teams like the Rocky River and Garinger, and the Eagles maintain that the tea has grown considerably in the past few years.

“We have a lot of new people that have come in and that have actually put the time in to make the tennis team what it is,” senior Akira Jackson said. “We’ve had an impressive season compared to our past seasons, and way more people interested and actually invested in coming and doing their part.”

The Eagles’ next game is Oct. 1, against the Hickory Ridge Bulls. Smithwick is looking forward to seeing how everyone performs.

“In past experiences, we’ve done pretty well,” said Smithwick, “and seeing how our team has been this year, I’m excited.”