https://maharishischool.org/wp-content/uploads/0795A729-6991-4D71-9437-117E9AE6AD73-1.jpg 828 1544 Kenzie Wacknov https://maharishischool.org/wp-content/uploads/maharishi-school-web-logo-crop.png Kenzie Wacknov2022-06-03 18:18:012022-06-03 18:27:34The Pioneers’ Tennis Season Ends
🎾Congratulations to the Pioneer boys and girls for a great season!🎾
The Pioneer girls had a record high number of players this year while the Pioneer boys team qualified for sub-state.
We hear from the tennis coaches of each team who comment on the conclusion of the season:
“Maharishi Girls team not only won the first 12 games of the year, but had never dropped two matches in the same contest. This included 5-0 wins in the regional tournament, one against Notre Dame and one against Davis County.
It was an impressive season for a Pioneer squad that had only played two seasons over the previous four years. Maharishi didn’t have the numbers for a tennis team in 2018, and the 2020 season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I’m really proud of our girls’ improvement,” Eyre said.
“They’ve done such a great job,” Eyre said. “My hat is always going to be with these girls for sticking with it and inspiring others to do it.”
Eyre specifically mentioned the growth of his seniors. Out of the six varsity players, Fenton and Mohanraj were the only ones playing in their last season. Both were freshman on the 2019 team that brought girls tennis back to Maharishi.
“Our team exceeded expectations this spring. The Pioneers went 8-2 and reached the final sixteen in the state tournament after finishing district runner-up behind 3 time defending state champions, Cedar Rapids Xavier.
The Pioneer’s top 2 players have only played for a year. Zak and Ruimin competed against some really skilled players and won their share of matches. I can’t think of another player in Iowa who developed as quickly as Zak and Ruimin. They worked really hard and their results are impressive. I expect big things from them next year.
The Pioneer’s only senior, Dominic DuPoux was 18-0 in dual meet competition before losing his final match against Boone. The team voted Dominic the MVP award for his consistency in singles and doubles.
Jayanta Wegman, Polo Altynski-Ross, Chacho Rosler, and Mekhi Kahui all made significant strides and will form a strong nucleus for next year’s team.” -Coach Steve Briggs
A huge congratulations to all the teams, we look forward to seeing all that you accomplish in the world of tennis next year!