This year’s 2015 women’s tennis team has had a successful season with a winning record of 12-4 and is third in the SWAC (Southwest Wake Athletic Conference). With a total of 142 matches, they have won 103 wins and thirty-seven losses. Things are looking up for them going into the playoff tournaments. Coach Lynn Thomas and senior Lauren Mcall sat down and gave their thoughts and opinions of how the season went as a team and what they thought had got them this far.
What is the key to your success?
The team has been consistent in play; the girls know each other well and can work together.
Biggest improvement this year? Or best part to watch as a coach?
Watching the girls grow as players and improve. Two of them came onto the team as freshmen and did not get to play much, and now after four years of hard work they are in the top six.
Doubles match at Fuquay-Varina ; Apex was down 5-6 and ended up winning 8-6.
Since many of the players are seniors, how do you plan on replacing the talent next year?
You can never truly replace them, but this will be a strong team next year. These kids will be
missed, but there will be someone to step up next year to fill the role.
What is the key to this team’s success this year?
There are a lot of experienced seniors who have played on this team for all four years.
Senior, Lauren Mcall, who recently moved to the area and joined the team this season, spoke about her experiences and hopes for the future here:
How was it transitioning to this team?
It was a challenge because I went to a small school in Georgia that did not have a team previously.
I have however played for eleven years and also play at Cary Tennis Center.
Biggest obstacle this year?
This year has gone pretty smoothly and consistently other than a potential stress fracture.
Will you play tennis after high school?
Yes, I will be attending Western Carolina University on a scholarship.
How will playing for Apex help you in the future?
Playing on the school team is an opportunity to play against different competition preparing me
for college. I also have made new friends.
This is a very talented team,and the success is shown in their winning record. They have an advantage with many of the players being returning starters.With a dedicated head coach and many talented players to carry them through the regular season, look for them to make a statement in the postseason.