Fillies Tennis Set for Regional Tournament

Written by on September 17, 2019

THE CODY FILLIES TENNIS TEAM, FRESH OFF THEIR NORTH 4A CONFERENCE TITLE ARE NOW SET TO TAKE PART IN THE REGIONAL TOURNAMENT. THIS HAS BEEN A RECORD BREAKING YEAR FOR THE FILLIES WHO GO INTO THIS WEEKEND’S TOURNAMENT WITH AN UDEFEATED RECORD AT 12-0, 7-0 IN CONFERENCE AND BOAST AN IMPRESSIVE 56-4 MATCH RECORD. HEAD COACH NORM SEDIG TALKS ABOUT WHAT MAKES THIS TEAM SO SPECIAL.

“WELL THEY’VE BEEN TOGETHER NOW FOR FOUR YEARS. THEY’RE BEST FRIENDS, ALL OF THEM AND THEY GET ALONG GREAT, ENCOURAGE EACH OTHER, THE CAMRADERIE IS REALLY GOOD. THEY WORK ON A LOT OF TEAM UNITY THINGS. THEY’RE TALENTED ALSO BUT THEIR CHARACTER IS A LOT OF THEIR STRENGTH.”

THE FILLIES NUMBER 1 DOULBES TEAM OF SIMONA WAMBEKE AND MADDY ICENOGLE WON THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP A YEAR AGO AND HAVE NOT LOST A MATCH THIS YEAR.THEY ARE WELL AWARE OF THE 2002 CODY TENNIS TEAM WHO IS CONSIDERED BY SOME THE BEST TEAM IN WYOMING HISTORY. SIMONA TALKS ABOUT HOW THAT HAS BEEN MOTIVATION ALL YEAR.

“COACH SAYS ‘THE BEST GIRLS TEAM I’VE EVER HAD’ AND HE REFERS TO THE 2002 GIRLS TEAM. SO ITS KIND OF PUT A FIRE UNDER US CAUSE WE WANT TO BE THE BEST GIRLS TEAM HE’S EVER HAD. YEA, WE JUST WANT TO BE THE BEST. I THINK IT WOULD BE REALLY FUN TO BE CONSIDERED THE BEST GIRLS TEAM IN WYOMING BECAUSE THAT GIRLS TEAM ONLY LOST A COUPLE GAMES ALL SEASON, MATCHES ALL SEASON. SO FAR OUR TEAMS ONLY LOST A COUPLE MATCHES AND I THINK THAT IF IT’S GOING TO HAPPEN ANY YEAR, THEN THIS IS OUR YEAR.”

MADDY AGREES, ADDING THAT THEY HAVE TO CONTROL WHAT THEY CAN CONTROL AND SAYS CONTINUING TO GET BETTER EACH DAY IS THEIR PRIMARY GOAL.

“JUST BEING MORE CONSISTENT ON HOW WE PLAY OUR GAMES. ITS BEEN A LITTLE ROLLER COASTER KIND OF. SO IF WE CAN GET BACK IN AND KEEP THAT CONSISTENCY. KEEPING OUR HEAD IN THE GAME AND KNOWING THAT IT COULD CHANGE AT ANY POINT. JUST KEEPING UP THE INTENSITY AND PLAYING THE BEST INSTEAD OF PLAYING NOT TO LOSE.”

AS FOR NUMBER 1 SINGLES PLAYER TEAGEN THOMPSON TENNIS HAS BEEN A GAME THAT HAS ALWAYS COME EASY, ABLE TO DISECT HER OPPONENT BEFORE EVERY SHOT. TEAGAN ON HER MINDSET BEFORE EVERY MATCH.

“SYSTEM THAT I USE IS STRATEGY BECAUSE EVERYONE HAS SOMETHING THAT THEY’RE NOT GOOD AT AND I LIKE TO JUST HIT AROUND FOR THE FIRST FEW GAMES TO TRY AND FIND THAT WEAKNESS. AND ONCE I DO I TRY TO JUST UTILIZE IT AS MUCH AS I CAN AND JUST ATTACK IT, HIT THERE. SO I TRY TO MIX UP MY SHOTS AND PUT IT WHERE I’M PLAYING TO WIN AND THEY’RE PLAYING TRYING TO KEEP UP WITH ME.”

YOU CAN CATCH THE FILLIES TENNIS TEAM IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND WHEN THEY TAKE PART IN THE REGIONAL TOURANMENT AT KELLY WALSH. STAY TUNED TO THE BIG HORN RADIO NETWORK FOR RESULTS.


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