The FHN Boys’ Tennis Team Gains Many New Players for the 2022-23 Season


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On April 26, 2022 the Knights go head to head with the St. Dominic Crusaders. The varsity tennis team played matches in doubles and singles. These matches were important, because the FHN tennis team took massive wins against St. Dominic.

With only 9 returning tennis players this year, the players and coaches are in need of a new class of kids to come out and play in this season. Acquiring 14 new players at the beginning of this season, the players are excited to work with the new acquisitions, some of whom are friends off the court as well.

“I knew I wanted to play a sport this year and I went over the options available and it seemed tennis would be the best for me,” sophomore Maximus Fitzsimmons said.

Fitzsimmons has been practicing to prepare for the upcoming season in hopes of being a successful junior varsity player this season.

“The more I saw improvement when I started practicing, it made it really fun for me and I started getting a lot better really quickly which is fun,” Fitzsimmons said.

Although Fitzsimmons has been working in the off season, there has been much support coming his way, especially from sophomore teammate Kai Gustafson, who’s been playing for six years.

“It’s good to see more people getting into the sport like Max and you know it’s been great to see him grow so far and I’m excited to see his work this season,” Gustafson said.

Fitzsimmons and Gustafson have been supportive of each other this off-season and with the season right around the corner, everyone will be able to see the improvement and skill of the pair.