Tennis Team Wins GAC District Championship

The boys tennis team has gone above and beyond this season, breaking school records and winning district titles like no other tennis team at Liberty has before


Submitted by LibEagleTennis

Varsity boys tennis took first place in the Class 4 District 2 GACs.

Ally Schniepp, Sports Editor of The Ledger

The boys tennis team has been pushing boundaries this spring season. First, they broke the school team record for most team wins in a season when they went 12-1, defeating nearly every opponent they faced. The Eagles improved to 17-1 after they won the district title on May 12 by overcoming Fort Zumwalt South in a 5-0 sweep. 

“It feels really great becoming district champs. I am so proud of our team this year and what we have accomplished,” senior Brady Brzycki said.

Although the district win is a huge accomplishment for the program, their season doesn’t stop just yet. Eight players on the team are state qualifiers who faced off at sectionals on Monday, May 17, against Priory. While the team lost 5-0 against Priory, the state qualifiers who will continue their season are seniors Brady Brzycki, Jackson Koelling, and Braden Bond, sophomore Tyler Gonzalez, juniors Sam Arrington and Sullivan Clancy, and freshmen Alex Meyer and Rafay Cheema.

Coach Teodoro Campos couldn’t be prouder of his team this year.

“So happy for the boys and everything they are accomplishing this season,” Campos said. “The boys are the ones that make it all happen out there.  They continue to let their tennis play speak for them out on the courts.”

It’s been a long and hard-fought season that has brought the team to their first GAC win as a team. “They have learned to make the adjustments needed, so the next time they play they are ready to execute on the courts,” Campos said. 

The seniors have had a rough year as a class overall, but Brzycki is glad to have had an unforgettable last season of tennis. 

The team has really grown this entire year,” Brzycki said. “From everyone getting better and better and from some kids being injured then coming back mid-season to help us win more and more is for sure a big progression this year. This truly is a team I will never forget.”

Regardless of the outcome of the match versus Priory, the ‘21 team has made school history.