Wiregrass tennis team sweeps Districts


The boys tennis team after winning Districts.

The Bulls’ tennis team completely ran through districts earlier this week, sweeping all of their games and advancing to the regional competition. This was the Bulls 8th straight win at Districts.

The Wiregrass winners included: Noah Makarome at No.1 singles, Kanishkh Ramesh at No. 2 singles, Destiny Okungbowa at No. 3 singles, Jared Abrams at No. 4 singles, and Josh Abrams at No. 5 singles. Jared Abrams and Noah Makarome won at No. 1 doubles and Kamesh and Okungbowa won in No. 2 doubles.

The Bulls players were confident heading into the District tournament.

“Yes, I had full confidence that we would sweep Districts,” Destiny Okungbowa commented.

Coach Wilson seems to express similar views to his players.

“Of course [I expected us to sweep districts]. It would’ve been disappointing if we hadn’t,” Wilson said.

This entire team seems hungry to make a run this year, from freshmen to seniors. Wiregrass is poised to excel in Regionals after their red-hot start in districts. Spirits are high as are expectations.

“Our main goal is to win it all at regionals and move on to states,” said Noah Makarome, senior leader for the Wiregrass tennis team.

Going forward, the team continues to maintain a positive and confident outlook on their season. The bigger picture is fully present; winning states is the ultimate goal.

“We have enough talent to win states. We just need to be focused and refuse to lose,” Wilson stated.

Despite their confidence, the team remains wary of future obstacles and know that their road will be tough going forward.

“I would say that our biggest obstacle is keeping a positive mindset and staying healthy,” Wilson said.

Wiregrass is set to play in Regionals this Wednesday at Lakeland High School.