boys and girls tennis · With top players returning, North Dallas focuses on the new players in team tennis


Lizandro Quiroz and Jennifer Lainez play in mixed doubles.

 

With top players like Jennifer Lainez, Lizandro Quiroz, Gerado Chaparro and Gael Maya returning, North Dallas has one of the top teams in District 12-4A in team tennis.

The Bulldogs won the district team tennis title in 2018, and finished third in 2019. North Dallas advanced to the playoffs both seasons. The Bulldogs are 2-1 in team tennis this season under new coach Nastoscha Golightly.

North Dallas is scheduled to play Lincoln at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Samuel-Grand Tennis Center.

Jennifer is the top girls singles player and also captain of the team. Lizandro is the top boys singles player ahead of Geraldo and Gael.

“There’s new people,” Jennifer said. “We have a lot of new people coming in. We have to teach them before we leave.”

Lizandro said, “We have some new fresh players. Some that are coming back, and their skills are improving.”

With the coronavirus pandemic still here, Jennifer is hoping for a “safe season.”

“Hopefully, we can have a really safe season with COVID going on,” she said, commenting about her expectations this season. “It’s not any different. It’s just we can’t greet them how we used to in the beginning. We would do handshakes and stuff. We used to do our spirit chant and now we can’t do it. Unless we do it far away.
“As far as a challenge, tennis is very spread out,” Jennifer said.
The North Dallas team tennis includes Anna Bela Carlos, Giovanna Esquivel, Marian Monjaras, Nora Ordinario, and Jennifer Lainez; along with Jose Rodriguez, Gerardo Chaparro, David Rangel, Lizandro Quiroz, Leo Lopez and Gael Maya.

Gerado Chaparro has a teaching moment with Giovanna Esquivel during a recent match.

Anna Bela Carlos gets ready to serve as Gael Maya stands by during mixed doubles.

Nora Ordinario and Leo Lopez congratulate each other on a point.

Leo Lopez gets ready to serve.

Gerardo Chaparro reaches down to return a shot.

Giovanna Esquivel gets ready to serve.

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