BC Boy’s Tennis

Get Ready to Meet Your Match


Courtesy of bclancerstennis twitter page

Brookfield Central boy’s varsity tennis team smashed into the new season with several consecutive wins. West Allis and Indian Trails Academy were defeated with a very high win to losses ratio- the victory against Indian Trails Academy was 7-0. Continuing this, the first tournament of the season, the Cedarburg Invite, was also dominated with 0 losses. The next tournament, on the weekend of May 2nd, is the Verona Invite in Madison. With all of the work the team has been putting in, these types of wins will be a guaranteed trend.

Despite the unfavorable weather conditions recently, the players have continued to strive to meet their individual goals, as well as their team goal. Danny Schoen (‘15) and Tarun Jella (‘15), the team captains, also played Doubles together this year. “State was a blast last year even though I got knocked out by Marquette,” recounted Schoen. Schoen and Jella are hoping to get even further in State as seniors.

As can be expected, the team members wish to qualify not only for individual State, but for team State. In order to do so, however, everyone must overcome their greatest challenge: Marquette and Brookfield East. Last year, the schools were the two contenders for the team state championships, with East as the champions and Marquette as the semifinalists. While Marquette has a impressive number of consecutive team State championships, the Spartans have been steadily rising to challenge the Hilltoppers, especially with last year’s State win. Central ranks behind these two schools, and upending the established hierarchy will be difficult, but the current season is far from over. “We have been practicing hard, and I believe that we have a great chance at beating Marquette,” said Schoen. Despite the strenuous work and stress the players face, it is clear they will not let this overshadow their Lancer pride and spirit. Schoen continued, “All I really know is that it’s going to be a great last year to my four years on the team. I’m really going to miss the friends and coaches I have had the privilege of working with throughout those years.”

BC’s varsity tennis team is most definitely a force to be reckoned with. The players constantly train hard and play their hearts out at matches. The team is a close-knit group, with ties that go far beyond just fellow tennis players. Watch out Hilltoppers and Spartans – the Lancers are coming for you.