Girls tennis, water polo dominating SPSL

Varsity tennis player Taylor Moberg and water polo team captain Holly Meras share about their teams.


Photo by Peter Collins

2022-2023 undefeated Varsity Girls tennis team. Taylor Moberg standing in the middle.

The girls tennis team is currently 9-0 and number one in the SPSL as the only undefeated team.

Hannah Kim, who has been playing for four years, is proud of this fact.

“The team is able to stay consistent during practices and matches,” Kim said.

Varsity player Taylor Moberg believes the only thing holding back the team is the decline in general excitement throughout the season, but she says that won’t last forever.

RHS Tennis Courts

“But I think spring break will help us a lot because we don’t have practices or matches during it,” Moberg said.

Tennis practice is from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the tennis courts, where they do challenges and drills. Close to the end of practice, the JV and varsity team practice together in order bond as a team.

Moberg feels very excited for the team and believes that everyone being similar in skill and working together has helped the team get to where they are now.

“What’s amazing about our team this year is that we are all really equal … we are all so close in skill level,” Moberg said.

Comparably with the tennis team, the girls water polo team is also winning. Junior varsity and varsity have a combined record of 8-3 and 7-2 in the conference.

“A lot of the girls this year are willing to learn they have no problem adjusting to the things they’re doing and none of the girls on my team feel like we’re good enough that we can’t take advice,” team captain Holly Meras said.

Meras has been playing water polo since freshman year and was voted by the team to be the captain.

Last year, there was trouble getting enough girls to fill the JV and varsity teams, but that hasn’t been the case this year. The pool was down for maintenance last year and the team was forced to hold practices at Puyallup High School. Meras says that wasn’t realistic for a lot of people and was a big reason for the lack of players.

RHS vs Enumclaw, May 18

The team has good chemistry from working with each other for years.

“We are all open, willing to learn, and work together,” Meras said

The team is still learning and has trouble setting up and staying in formation especially against higher level teams, according to Meras. The team is bonded, and they never talk negatively about each other.

“We all make mistakes,” Meras said.

Meras believes the team can learn and fix the problems they have later in the season. Meras has high hopes for the team and truly believes they can succeed.

“We have a really solid team this year,” said Meras.

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