Wakeland Varsity Tennis has been fighting hard throughout the regular season and playoffs, and they have a good chance of making it to state! 

Although they are facing difficult teams, they have come out on top so far. 

“You should always believe in your team,” Bobby Williams, a sophomore on varsity, said.

On Monday, October 17, they won in the regional quarterfinals against Lebanon Trail at the Courts of McKinney. It was a close match, with Wakeland eventually winning 10 to 8. 

“We’ve knocked out Independence and Lebanon Trail, which were both ranked above us in the state rankings. Centennial is also ranked above us so it will be a difficult match, but our girls’ team is very strong and our guys’ team has been winning matches that we typically wouldn’t, so we have a great chance of making it to state. I’m really proud of my team, and even if you’re not on the court, the energy that people provide really helps out,” Dylan Hauglid, a senior on varsity, said.

They will move on to the regional semifinals on October 20 against Longview High School at Z-plex Texas Sports Village in Melissa, Texas. If they win that match, they will play in the regional finals against Centennial High School on Friday, October 21. The winner of that match will advance to the state championship, which will be October 26-27 at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.

“This is the first time a Frisco team will be going to state for tennis because there are four regions, and typically, Highland Park has dominated and made it to state every year, but they moved up to 6A, so this is really big for Friso and really big for Wakeland,” Hauglid said.