Back to business: Experienced Mount Si tennis team ready to return fire
September 12, 2012 · 1:22 PM
Josh Hamann and Kevin McLaughlin both want this win. When the practice match ends, they hold a serious discussion at the net, determining who really won, who had advantage.
“I’m good for a replay,” says Hamann. For both boys, wins always feel better than losses. They’re both hungry.
Mount Si’s varsity boys tennis team is putting forward a number of experienced players to face KingCo competition. Hamann, a senior, heads the roster at number one singles, followed by Matthew Griffin, a sophomore, at number two. Hamann describes the team’s feel this year as laid back, but with a strong core and work ethic.
McLaughlin, a junior who played mostly doubles last year, is pumped about taking on the number-three singles spot. It’s always a different sensation when you’re counting on yourself, he says.
Alan Reid, a senior in his first tennis role on varsity, will likely round out the singles roster. At doubles, Drew Hadaller, who looks to be Mount Si’s best player at the net, joins Logan Cochran at the number-one spot.
At number two, two seniors, Rhett Haney and Dan Magnan, will team up, followed by Zach Gappa and Riley Dirks, both juniors, at number three. The fourth doubles slot will likely be filled by two freshmen, Ryan Fischer and John Day.
Mount Si is once again coached by Jim Gibowski.