When an athlete competing can drown out the world around them and focus solely on each individual point or play, the sky becomes the limit, and winning is only the beginning. The boys varsity tennis team finished the season 15-6. They competed in the first round of regionals on October 9 against Batesville, and when the final match was coming to a close, the boys realized they had done what no CHS tennis team had done before—won regionals.

After a strong win at sectionals, and the first round of regionals, the boys went into the second round ready to fight for a win. “I zoned out everything but the game,” junior, number one doubles player, Seth Spurlock said. The boys ended the night with a 4-1 victory over the Batesville Bulldogs, leaving them to advance to semi-state.

In the history of Connersville High School, the boy’s tennis team has never advanced to Semi-state. “It’s unbelievable. The feeling when we won regionals is one of the best feelings I’ve ever had,” Spurlock explained.

“We all were yelling and smiling while we were congratulating each other,” sophomore, number two doubles player, Dustin McCarrell said.

Despite the tough loss against difficult opponents at semi-state, 0-5, the boys are aware of what they accomplished and should feel nothing but pride. They made history, and made everyone proud to be a part of spartan nation.