Tennis 2018-19

Welcome to Falcon Tennis for 2018-19!

Yes, the 17-18 Season is over.  I have coached at LFHS for 17 years, and we had several district champions, and many trips to the Regional Tournament with Team and Individual Players. Our roster is filled with experienced players, and a number of Freshmen players that will contribute to our success.  We are flying around the courts and smacking Tennis balls like Mighty Falcons should. Our Team will be strong for 2018-19.  We will have a very competitive challenge tournament and matches to set the line-up for Team Tennis.

To Jacky Zuniga(our lone Senior), I wish you a great future, and I hope you continue to play this great sport wherever you land.  Thank you for being a big part of our most successful season.  I am grateful to all of the players that have stayed with our program and continue to make it better.

We finished in 3rd place in 2017 District Team Tennis with a 6-2 record, 13-3 overall.  Milestones for this season were, that we defeated Hanna (10-9, 1st time ever), and won the Bi-District round against  Edinburg Vela.           
Our Juniors carried us, and our Freshmen won some big matches to help us qualify for the Playoffs.. 

Summer practices are planned, and we begin Team Tennis on July 23rd, with matches starting on the 9th of Aug. Team Tennis will be played from September to October.
Individual tournament play will begin with Freshmen/JV tournaments in October, Varsity tournaments will begin in November, and District for all levels will be held in April.

Each day in our tennis program, we are practicing to improve footwork, stroke production (ground stroke/volleys/overheads/serves), technique, proper grips, specialty shots, strength, power, singles and doubles strategies, and sportsmanship.  We strive to "Play tough, work hard, play fair, and have fun".  I hope that many of our players continue to play the sport at whatever level they achieve.

UPDATE:  While 2016-17 was a banner year., 2017-18 was better!  We were able to be very competitive in individual Season. Our Players placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in more tournaments than any other Falcon Team (including 2016-17).  We won more Varsity Team trophies also.  1st in Brownsville Hanna, 1st at our tournament. We also had 1sts in JV and Freshmen.  
We had a 4th place Boys Singles(Chancellor Wyatt(Jr.)), and 3rd place in Boys Doubles(Dennis Vatchev(Jr.)/Robert Lopez(Jr.)), and 3rd place in Mixed Doubles(Kayla Ortiz(Jr.)/Kristian Poy(Jr.)), at the District tournament

Go Falcons!

Head Coach: Bill Sandlin
Assistant Coach: Jesus Gutierrez
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