Plainsmen and Lady Plainsmen Are Set For State Tennis
The 2015 Wyoming High School State Tennis Championships start Thursday and go through Saturday in Gillette.
This is three days of 248 individuals and 16 teams going for the glory of winning a state championship.
The Laramie Plainsmen are vying for a three-peat. They are coming off a team title at the South Regional Championships by a mere point.
Laramie head coach Elizabeth Clower said the best part of the regional crown was they had to win as a team. Everybody had to contribute, and every point counted. She also feels good about the Plainsmen going into state.
“I do feel like we have a shot at it. I think it’s not going to be an easy road, and we’re going to have to play our best tennis; bring our ‘A’ game; talked to the boys about they have a job to do when they walk out on the court and go to work.”
The Plainsmen have some major holes to fill, as they’ve won both the number one and number two singles crowns each of the past two years. Plus, there’s been three doubles titles in there, as well.
The Lady Plainsmen finished in third place at the South Regional Championships last week in Green River. Clower has stated their goal is a top four team finish.
Some good news is LHS sees the return of senior Lucia Cho, who hasn’t played a match in five weeks due to injury.
The Lady Plainsmen haven’t had an individual or doubles title since 2011.
Clower admitted that their seeds going in aren’t the best, but at some point you’re going to have a difficult match, and they’ve been preparing for this format all season.
“They have to recognize what’s happening in their matches, and they have to make the adjustments.”
The State Tennis Championships are contested at four sites on the first two days. The Campbell County Rec Center, both the North and South Campuses of Campbell County High School and the Bicentennial courts.
All of Saturday’s championship and consolation action will be at the rec center.
Play begins at 8:30 a.m. each day.