Tennis team hopes to make run for states

The tennis team’s strong roster indicates strong season ahead


Laine Phillips

Tommy Lam serving during spring 2018-2019 season.

Andy Chung , Reporter

Last season, the tennis team put out a disappointing record compared to the 2017 season, which ended with a state championship ring. High school tennis teams around McLean are very competitive, but with a new coach and new superstars added to the team, it seems like it is likely the Highlanders will be able to clinch the top spot and win states.

“With Nicholas and Nathan [Nguyen] we are going to win states,” sophomore Tommy Lam said.

The tennis program has had solid good players over the years but in this year’s season, the number of spots on the roster has been decreased and added Blue Chip recruit Nathan Nguyen and three-star Navy commit Nicholas Nguyen to the roster. With the great bond between the two brothers and the solid roster, the future looks bright for the team. 

The program also includes a new head coach with a plan for success. Social studies teacher Ryan Abrams has been announced to take on the role as the head coach for the tennis program. Abrams is also the head coach of the varsity golf team. His success on the golf team and their performance in the northern regional tournament will tremendously help the tennis team to reach their full potential.  

“He is really invested, he loves the team and the sport and he looks out for the betterment of our team as a whole,” Lam said.

With an exciting season ahead, the team has been constantly practicing after school. First game starts early March and can follow the team’s progress through McLean activities.