In its second week of competition, the Milford High School boys’ tennis team represented the school with three wins, all over Henlopen North opponents. The Bucs started off the week with a 4-1 home win against Cape Henlopen on Monday and then beat Smyrna 3-2 on the road on the next day. The last match of the week, on Friday, saw the boys defeat Dover, 4-1.
The three wins brought the Bucs’ season record to 4-1, a record unseen by the Milford boys in a few seasons. “We’ve already matched our wins from last year, so the only way we can go is up,” said junior third singles player Zeph Geyer.
Geyer owes the Bucs’ success to the intensity that the whole team has. The Bucs practice five days a week behind the Milford Central Academy at the new tennis courts. “We go out onto the court thinking we are going to win 100 percent of the time, and this helps us to win most of our matches,” said Geyer.
The boys start their practices every day by stretching and working on the fundamentals, and then they move onto drills and match play. Practice usually ends with running.
First-year head coach Timothy Parks has really pushed the boys to their potential in practice, said Geyer, which has paid dividends in the matches. With matches this week against Seaford on Tuesday, Lake Forest on Wednesday, and Saint Thomas More on Saturday, the Bucs hope to have their hard work in practice pay off.
All of the Bucs home matches are played at the Milford High School tennis courts behind the Milford Central Academy, beginning at 4 p.m.