Coaching high school athletes can be about much more than just wins and losses. Wildcats Tennis Coach Tony Martinez also stresses ethics and character. He also expects his players to treat their opponents on the court with respect. Despite a 19-0 district loss to state ranked Texas High at the Wildcats Tennis Complex Tuesday afternoon, Coach Martinez calls Tuesday the best day since he’s been coach here.
He says he is looking for positive attitude and total effort and he adds he got that from his players Tuesday. Coach Martinez says the players did not embarrass themselves on the court and left the court with their heads held high. One player proudly told him he played his opponent close despite a loss. Coach Martinez says the confidence his players earned against the Tigers should help them in district matches coming up. He praised his team for their play and the Texas High coach also said he saw a lot of improvement from the young Wildcats.
The Wildcats are now 1-2 in district play and 3-3 for the season. The Wildcats resume district play next Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant.