The Wildcats face Gretna on senior night

Millard West Tennis finishes the regular season with win before Metros


photo courtesy of Tenley Wright

Senior Palmer Wright wins his match against Gretna. “It was a hard fought match but toward the end I was feeling strong” Wright said. The Wildcats defeated Gretna in the dual with a score of 8-1. “Finishing the season strong with this win was good for our team leading up to Metros.”

Noah Walls, Staff Reporter

Tuesday October 5, the Wildcats hosted Gretna for senior night, where Millard West defeated Gretna and added another win to their record. Senior Rami Hanash took over the court with an 8-2 single win, giving the Wildcats an early lead. Gretna was looking for a comeback to start after a single match win, but Millard West was already too far in front. 

Junior Owen Seim and senior Palmer Wright linked up in doubles to add more points for the Wildcats with a flawless 8-0 win. Wright sealed it after a singles win with a score of 8-3. After the confidence booster of a victory the Wildcats are in a good spot leading up to the Omaha Metro Tournament. 

“Even through all the changes and obstacles our team hasn’t changed how we play and we’re actually in a really good position,” Hanash said. “With State right around the corner our team is on track for a Top 10 finish”

Other teams in the Metro that are doing well this year include Westside and Millard South. Both teams are positioned to be highly seeded in the state tournament. Millard West defeated Millard South on three separate occasions earlier in the year, but placed seventh in the Westside Invitational.

“Practicing every single day on our form and technique is very important,” Wright said. “Metros is where the best teams are found and our team talent has to show.”

The team has Metros starting on October 7, at the Koch Tennis Center at 12p.m. Starting in the first round Millard West faces Millard South, winner plays the one seed Creighton Prep. Leading up to the tournament, The Wildcats have changed their mentality during the week of practice.

“Practice has been a lot better the past week” senior Tanner Khlan said. “We’ve all had a mindset to win and it changed the team,” Khlan said. “With scrimmages and drills in practice we’ve been working hard to finish this season strong”

Millard West has been determined to win all season and finishing well is a main priority. The Wildcats look to continue their momentum, and make a run in the tournaments. For the fourth time this year Millard West faces Millard South. Shutting them out 4-0 on the season is at the top of the checklist for the Wildcats.