TJ Swore | Echo
The Taylor women's tennis team completed the 2019 season with a 11-7 record and 6-3 in Crossroads league play.
A big part of the team's success this season was due to the help of first year head coach Jon Wegener.
The team bought into Coach Wegener and what he was teaching them this year. He played a role in the chemistry of the team and how close they were together.
"I experienced a lot of growth with our new coach and felt very invested into both as a player and a person," senior Molly Fletchall said.
"Coach was a huge gift to us as a team and I feel like I improved both my singles and doubles game a lot," junior Alexa Kling said. "I really loved the team dynamic this year as well, we had a lot of fun and bonded as a team."
Coach Wegener attributed the team's success this season to their hard work and attitude all year. He said that the ladies on the team had great attitudes and effort every day. He doesn't think that the team could have gotten to where they did without assistant coach Jan Goff. He said that she agreed to stay on and work with him in the same role that she worked with the previous head coach, Jini Morgan.
One of the goals of the team for this season was to beat their conference rival Huntington. During Fletchall's first three years with the program they had not done this yet. The ladies beat Huntington 5-4.
"Getting the win over them this year made me feel like our hard work really paid off," Fletchall said.
The season was definitely a memorable one for the ladies not only because of their success on the court, but the relationships they made with each other off the court. The future looks bright for the Taylor women's tennis team who returns many key contributors for next year. "This team will always hold a very special place for me because they are my first team," Wegener said.