Beaten but optimistic

The Knights lost 0-9 in their first preseason match against Irvine Valley Feb. 2.
Coach Brandon Lupian said that the game was played extremely well and despite the loss, Lupian said he saw the match as an opportunity to familiarize himself with his freshmen players.
“With 3 freshmen players on the team we have a bit of adjusting to do in order to get the feel for college tennis,” said Lupian.
He’Bert Sherrod, the 18-year-old freshmen said that he feels the team may be physically fit but was mentally distracted during this match as well as during practices.
Sherrod said that although the team started with a loss he believes that the team will excel this season.
Despite the loss, Lupian said he expects his top players to make it to the southern regionals.
The Knights said that they are excited about this season and are confident that they will win their next match.