Dover prepares for battle with the Trojans

John Bubb , Staff Writer

This Thursday, April 22, the boys varsity tennis team will be traveling to face off against the York Suburban Trojans in what’s sure to be a difficult match for the Eagles. 

The game is actually a reschedule from one that was canceled due to snowfall shortly before Easter, with Dover and York Suburban being in the middle of their game at the time of the cancellation. The two teams were tied when the game was halted, and so the team’s hoping to start strong again, and to continue with their good form.

So far our Eagles have yet to win a game of the ten they’ve played, while the Trojans sit roughly in the middle of the county standings. The Trojans, along with Dallastown and Northeastern, have historically housed some of the best tennis teams in the county, but despite this, Head Coach Andrew Becker is confident his team can stand the test, saying he’s remaining positive going into Thursday. “They’re a tough team, but we’ve worked hard and I think we can hold our own,” said Becker.

Becker was actually the coach of the high school team in the early 2000’s, having returned to the team last year prior to the season’s cancelation due to the pandemic. That means this season marks his first one as head coach since his return, and it’s been a tough one.

Since the season began, the Eagles have played a demanding schedule, often with games scheduled multiple days in a row, and rarely with a break of even two or three days in between. Nevertheless, the boys have played hard and hope to continue to do so this upcoming Thursday.The Eagles have less than half a month before the end of the season, and so they’re hoping to finish strong with this last stretch of matches heading into May.