CHENNAI, India. — Lincoln School’s tennis team headed to India to brave the heat on the outdoor ground and rooftop courts of the American International School of Chennai. First, we played round-robin ranked singles and doubles for boys and girls. With a handful of wins under our belt and a number of impressive (and long) matches behind us, the Snow Leopards headed into the mixed doubles portion of the meet where two of our teams made it to the quarterfinals, due to a strong showing from our newer players. In mixed teams play, Lincoln students co-won the 3/4 mixed category and placed second and third in the 1/2 mixed category. Our Snow Leopards played in quarters, semis, and finals, hitting shots and winning games that elicited gasps of shock and admiration from the watching crowd.
Despite having one of the youngest teams (and the only middle schoolers) at the tournament, every member of the team played long and hard, fighting for every point, game, and match. That competitive edge truly embodies the Snow Leopard spirit!
– Coach Eve