Fall 2021 Information
Boys Tennis begins Monday August 23rd before classes resume. We are coming off a strong performance in our shortened Covid season with 17 players and a tie for the league championship. The goal for 2021 is to form a team of at least 20 players which would allow us to have a full varsity and a full JV for the first time in the program's history.
Questions can be directed to Coach Andrea Kropp at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-624-2355
WHAT'S ON THIS PAGE
Tennis in WA has very few experienced players so it is a place to learn something new alongside others who are also learning.
A flavor of tennis team on and off the court.
Practice and match schedule for Fall 2021
How High School Tennis Works
Match formats and what to expect on competition days.
Past Team Photos and Results
Celebrating our past players and their achievements individually and as a team.
Goals + Philosophy
1. Measurable skills improvement for each individual.
2. Evidence of one unified team, not individuals, not cliques.
3. 90%+ of eligible players return each year.
We are proud to be one of Ridgefield's few no-cut sports. In fact, all boys tennis in the league is no-cut, and most tennis nationwide is no-cut, making it the fifth largest high school sport overall by number of athletes participating.
No-cut school tennis teams allow students of all abilities to join a team representing their school and be physically active. This opportunity helps create well-rounded student-athletes, develops leadership and teaches responsibility.
WHY CONSIDER TENNIS?
High school athletics offers important developmental experiences that the classroom cannot offer. Tennis in particular puts young adults into many situations they may not have encountered in other walks of life.
It is a sport that many people choose to play for a lifetime because there is always something new to learn from each situation and each opponent. We are a competitive team working toward winning, but never at the expense of our core values.
7 wins - 1 tie
Tie for 1st in 2A GSHL
2021-22 VARSITY ROSTER
2021-22 JV Roster
Fall 2021 TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
Tennis schedules change frequently due to weather. See the official RHS sports schedule for current information
How Tennis Works
Varsity matches consist of 6 events (3 singles and 3 doubles) using 9 different players. Varsity matches are best 2 of 3 sets (to 6) with ad scoring. A 7 point tie break is played if the set score is tied 6-6.
JV matches consist of consist of 6 events (3 singles and 3 doubles) using 9 different players. JV matches are a single pro set. A pro set is first to 8 games (win by 2). A 7-point tie-break is played if the score reaches 8–8.
The winner of the matches between school is based on how many of the 6 events each school wins. In the event of a 3-3 tie, the school with more sets won is the winner. If the schools are tied on sets, the winner is the school with more games won.
High school matches follow USTA (US Tennis Association) rules. Because players will officiate their own matches, they should know the rules of the game. Download the complete rulebook called Friend at Court PDF
Equipment needs for tennis are very small. Players should have a tennis racket, suitable shoes and practice clothes. Players are also responsible for maintaining their tennis racket by replacing the strings and grip as needed.
7 wins - 1 tie; First in 2A Greater St. Helens League
Mikey Nester & Ryan Gruber - 3rd at Districts (No state held)
First Team All League: D Kropp, M Nester, P Yager
Second Team All League: R Gruber, H Aykel, M Sanghera
Back: Coach Sarah Kaufman, Coach Sam Borgmeyer, Coach Andrea Kropp. Third Row: Micah Ross, Chase Cook, Derek Kropp, Mark Sanghera. Second Row: Peyton Yager, Ryan Gruber, Mikey Nester, Nick Sabo, Shawn Will. Front: Desmon Baker, Connor Lopez, Thomas Tomillo, Aiden Moses, Connor Williams, Hyram Bennett. Not pictured: Jack Blehm, Hendrik Aykel.
Varsity letters in bold.
6 wins - 2 losses; Second in 2A Greater St. Helens League
Mikey Nester & Jonah Kropp - 3rd at Districts (No state held)
Derek Kropp - 4th at Districts
First Team All League: D. Kropp
Second Team All League: J Kropp, L Hipple
Back: Coach Sarah Kaufman, Shawn Will, Colin Mitchell, Drewziah Henning, Jonah Kropp, Sam Borgmeyer, Derek Kropp, Micah Ross, Coach Andrea Kropp. Middle: Connor Williams, Jack Blehm. Front: Mikey Nester, Peyton Yager, Ryan Gruber, Josh Zimmer, Mark Sanghera, Nathan Neil, Nick Sabo, Cory Enneberg
Varsity letters in bold.
0 wins - 8 losses
Spencer Cultice - 2rd at Districts; 6th at WA State
League MVP: Spencer Cultice
Standing: Hayden Bennett, Sam Borgmeyer, Joe Lindbo, Peter Schafer, Andrea Kropp (coach), Josh Allison, Kellen Hartnett, Spencer Cultice, Drew Harrison. Kneeling: Nathan Neil, Derek Kropp, Jonah Kropp.
4 wins - 4 losses
Derek Kropp - 3rd at Districts; 9th at WA State
Back: Levi Hipple, Mark Sanghera, Micah Ross, Liam McKenna, Sam Borgmeyer, Derek Kropp, Jonah Kropp, Colin Mitchell. Front: Mikey Nester, Nate Lewandowski, Peyton Yager, Nick Sabo, Andrea Kropp (coach), Nathan Neil, Koel Hibner, Ryan Gruber, Josh Allison.