By Tilak Mehta (Editor In Chief).
The tennis team is comfortably in first place in the Davenport with a 6-1 record, sitting 2.5 games above the second place team, Canton.
The team kicked off the season in a manner that is now expected. They were 6-0, having defeated every opponent by a score of 5-0 through the first two weeks of the season.
“The team is looking very strong and it looks like we have a shot at our 37th straight Hockomock title,” said senior captain Adam Dobbin.
On Monday, the team defeated Oliver Ames 5-0 to extend their record to 5-0.
The team followed up their Oliver Ames victory with a victory against Foxboro. “Foxboro is never an easy match, but we took care of business,” said starting first singles, junior Griffin Fein.
The team defeated Foxboro, who were the second place team in the Davenport at the time, 5-0, extending their record to 6-0.
Thursday’s 1-4 loss against Division 1 team Wellesley, who are now 6-1, was the toughest match Sharon expects to face the entire regular season. Senior Han Cui earned the team’s only win at third singles.
A competitive match was just what Sharon needed. “Wellesley was a competitive match. They challenged our starters but we did not give them any easy matches,” said Dobbin.
“We need to play better teams in order to get better,” added Dobbin. The team needs experience playing talented teams in order to be more prepared for playoff-caliber competition.
On Friday, the team looks to finish off the week with a more routine match, playing Canton away. Canton is currently in second place in the Davenport division. Entering the match 6-1, the team looks to use the loss as motivation to return to their winning ways.