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Gonzaga tennis team falls short of WCAC championship

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Preston Burton 24′ plays singles. Photo by Lee White

Gonzaga’s varsity tennis team fell short of its hopes of winning a WCAC championship. In the finals on April 29th they came in second place, just behind DeMatha, and with Paul VIand St John’s trailing behind them. The varsity team received the opportunity to travel to Florida this year to play against Berkley Prep and Jesuit. 

Christian Torborg and Jack Donaldson, seniors, both laced up their tennis shoes for the last time as an Eagle in the WCAC finals. While it is bittersweet, multiple young stars will have to step up as leaders next year to get this team over the hump and their hands on a WCAC Championship trophy. Juniors Jack Sherner and Lee White are two y who can continue to lead and chase a ring. Along with White and Sherner, Matthew Paro, grade, made great strides as a player to show that he can compete with high-ranked players. 

The team finished with a record of 10-5 and hopes to improve next year.

“I loved being able to go to Florida and having a chance to be a leader for this team,” Donaldson said.

Donaldson hopes that this year’s juniors will be able to take his place on the team as a strong leader who is ready to win. 

“We are definitely losing a lot of players, but hopefully some of these young guys are ready to lead,” he said.

At the end of the day it’s all about winning. Of course, fun is important but to have a successful team winning is the most important component. 

“I want to win, and these young guys do, too. We just have to keep working because I know that my teammates are capable of winning it all next year,” Donaldson said.. 

White hopes that the program can get the boost they need, as well. 

“I know that we are winners because I see what we do in practice; next year will be different,” White said.

 

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