Wareham girls tennis ends season at state tournament

By Meghan Neely | Jun 06, 2018
Photo by: Meghan Neely The Lady Vikings celebrate making the state tournament after a 4-1 win against Dighton-Rehoboth on May 30.

The Wareham High School girls tennis team ended its most successful season to date after losing to Ursaline Academy 5-0 on June 6. This was the first time in nearly 20 years that the Lady Vikings had made it to the state tournament.

“I’ve been coach for fourteen years and we’ve never made it,” Coach Geoff Swett said. “I’m so proud of these girls and the way they play.”

The team found out they would be going to state after defeating Dighton-Rehoboth 4-1 on May 30.

The excitement was tangible among members of the team as they rushed off the court that day to celebrate.

“I’m kind of nervous,” said Lucy Sullivan. “But if we've made it this far, I think we can keep going.”

Swett said the girls were out hit but not outclassed in their state match with Ursaline Academy on Tuesday, and he’s hopeful now for next year.

The Lady Vikings team consists of two juniors, two sophomores, four eighth graders and one seventh grader, all of whom will be returning next year.

“These girls have a sport for life now,” Swett said. “And I'm glad I get to be a part of that, win or lose.”

The team’s overall record for the season is 10–10. The team’s South Coast Conference record is 4–9.

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