Girls program wraps up with postseason dinner

Roberts stepping down after boys season
By: Staff Report
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Although the Lincoln High tennis program will lose head coach Philip Roberts at the end of this school year, he has helped to put Fighting Zebras tennis on a solid foundation over his four-year tenure.

Boys interested in playing tennis for Lincoln High this spring are encouraged to sign up – no experience necessary. Roberts and his assistants Peter Schor and Ken Newel will have you ready for competition when Foothill Valley League competition begins.

 Case in point, two freshmen girls without prior experience finished this season on the varsity squad.

Conditioning for boys begins in early February with the first preseason matches near the end of the month.

Tennis is growing in Lincoln and the parks and recreation department offers tennis lessons for all ages, 5-95. The lighted tennis courts at Jimenez Park are available for all Lincoln citizens. 

The girls came out swinging this fall and tied for second place in the FVL. The team of 25 featured two seniors, eight juniors, three sophomores and 11 freshmen.

In the league’s doubles championships, the Zebras finished fourth. Bethany Nguyen and Citlaly Lazaro took first in flight C; Sophia Nutter and Cady Meyer placed second in flight B and Dakotah Berhendt and Nina Holm finished fourth overall.

Anderson was voted the team’s MVP and she and Holm were selected to the FVL’s all-league team.

At the team’s postseason pizza party, Denise Solis, a freshman, was voted the team’s Most Improved player. Most Inspirational went to Allison Adair for the hard work she put in playing varsity.