Tennis ends season with loss to Flower Mound

Co-captains Virginia Ramirez and Michael Mendonca look to improve team throughout offseason


Noah Nielson

Sophomore Maritoni Songco reaches for the ball.

The tennis team wrapped up its fall season on Thursday, Oct. 12 with a 17-2 loss against Flower Mound and will now enter its offseason.

“[The season] went well,” varsity co-captain junior Virginia Ramirez said. “I noticed that I’ve improved.”

Although the team didn’t make the playoffs, the players have worked hard to improve every day by following head coach Deana Johnson’s coaching.

“Absolutely [they give a lot of effort],” Johnson said. “They work hard and want to improve every day. I expect a lot out of them and they, in return, should and do expect the same out of me.”

Ramirez is co-captain along with junior Michael Mendonca.

“I think we have many great leaders on this team,” Johnson said. “Our co-captains have shown great leadership and I could not have asked for better captains to represent and lead the LHS tennis team.”

Junior Bryan Nguyen recently joined the team and is looking forward to improve throughout the offseason.

“I recently joined the tennis team and have officially played for four months,” Nguyen said. “[I’ve been working on] improving my strokes and serves. I look forward to next season because I get to prove that I’ve gotten better in the short time I’ve played.”

The Farmers’ offseason will last until late January. They will be looking to execute their game plan and be more consistent next season.

“Every day I have a game plan and I work that plan with my players,” Johnson said. “As a coach, [I think] there is always room for improvement. I am always pushing my players, like I am myself; they shouldn’t expect anything less from me.”