Lancer Spotlight 3/25/23: Linganore girls’ varsity tennis plays their first game against South Carroll High School


Jimena Grajera

Linganore girls’ varisty team pose for a team photo after playing their game against South Carroll High School.

by Jimena Grajera, Reporter

On March 23, the Linganore High School girls’ varsity tennis team played their first game of the season against South Carroll at South Carroll High School.

Despite the team’s efforts throughout their match, they suffered a crushing defeat. The team lost 0-5, including first and second singles and all three doubles teams’ games.

Mark Sunkel, coach of the girls’ varsity tennis team at Linganore, said that despite the loss, he believed the team played very well. Sunkel also recognized that the opposing team played a good game.

“Those girls played very well, and South Carroll has a good team … they were a good team last year, and they had many players coming back,” said Sunkel.

Regardless of their defeat, the Linganore players enjoyed their time on the field and look forward to continuing to work hard and build skills.

Linganore team captain Isabella Worley played first singles against Marisa Lauffer and ended the game with a score of 2-6 in the first set and 0-6 in the second.

“I think I did pretty good in the first set, and I was returning her serves pretty well, but she definitely had a really good forehand,” said Worley. “I enjoyed my time playing against her.”

Worley also stated this season she wants to be able to “provide for her teammates and help them learn tennis.”

Sunkel had suggestions for how the team can improve their gameplay. He believes the team needs to work in reducing unforced errors and in having more consistency.

Although the team started the season with a loss, they are going to keep working and improving for future matches.

“[My expectations for this season are] to have fun and hopefully win some matches,” said Sunkel.

For upcoming games, here is the Linganore athletic schedule with the times and locations for future matches.