Stratford’s tennis teams meet to discuss plans during school postponement

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Stratford Academy is suspending all school operations on Wednesday until further notice.

But Monday, both the boys and girls tennis teams met for one last time. The teams gathered outside of the tennis courts to discuss plans during their downtime.

They spoke with tennis head coach Jaime Kaplan about ways they can work on their respective games, stay in shape and most importantly — how to stay free of the Coronavirus.

The boys’ tennis squad has dominated 1-A Private four of the last five years. They’ve won three straight state titles and anticipated a four-peat this season.

Senior Samuel Barrow, who’ll play tennis at Mercer University next season, shares his thoughts about the postponement.

SAMUEL BARROW

“Just overall, the season getting cut short is really disappointing just because it’s fun to play for Stratford instead of just tournaments, and I’m just going to miss it. And I’m disappointed that it’s not going to last as long as it would.”

Also, senior Daniel Cohen, who signed to play tennis at Oglethorpe University, talks about a possible four-peat.

DANIEL COHEN

“Freshman year, we win state. Sophomore year. Junior year. Now it’s senior year and I’m like, oh, yeah, it’s the beginning of the season. Here we go. We’re about to win and do well. Compete well. And as a team just bond together. And now, we don’t know if that’s going to happen or not. So it’s definitely disappointing.”

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