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Cheyenne South Tennis hopes for “podium hardware” at 2021 State Championships

Published: Sep. 23, 2021 at 12:25 AM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The Wyoming high school tennis season is a very quick one in Wyoming. Just a few weeks of regular season matches and then it’s time to play for regional and state hardware.

For the Cheyenne South Boys Tennis team, they may not have had a ton of athletes sent to north yesterday to play in Thursday-Saturday’s state championships in Gillette, but they have hopes for a podium finish.

“We may not have the depth, but we’re really [strong upfront],” said South Head Tennis Coach Josh Cossitt. If we can get some of those points for singles...you know [if we can get two guys] in the singles finals I think we can definitely get some kind of podium hardware for us.”

South Boys Tennis took its entire team, but that’s only nine kids.

As for the singles athletes that Cossitt referred to, the boys are headlined by Andrew Lock, brother of three-time singles state champion Brendan Lock, who went a perfect (13-0) in his matches this season.

“[My mindset is to] definitely be calm,” said South Sophomore Andrew Lock. “When the points get tight, come out and be physical, be active on the court, get every single ball in, and beat out the top players if I can.”

The highest South Boys Tennis has ever finished at state is a third-place tie in 2019.

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