It was a great day to be a Miller today! Thanks to all that stepped up and donated their time to make this event great! I was so impressed with the 12-2 group and I’m hearing wonderful things about the others. I’m proud to announce that we raised $1843.30 in just six hours. That’s unbelievable considering it was only tips that made up that amount.
A HUGE thanks to Ann Prentice for getting this set up and also to the parent and player volunteers that showed up and participated.
How crazy to think that tennis season starts next month!
A few important notes:
Thanks to Jennifer Bastian et al leading the charge, we will have the Kenwood courts this spring! Varsity will be practicing and playing there. Thank you Jennifer for leading the fight and speaking on behalf of the team. We are grateful!
Jv Orange (top jv team) will be coached by Varo again this season and will practice at Lynnhurst from ~345-515
Jv Blue will be coached by Tim Burke once
again and will have practice from ~445-615 at lynnhurst.
If you attend Justice Page middle school (or any other school that gets out after 3pm) plan on being on the JV Blue team (exceptions are if you were on jv orange last year, amount of players at tryouts and/ or varsity candidates). This is a change I’m implementing this year so kids do not miss so much class. If you have a question, please let me know.
Please be mindful that we leave school early for both conference and away matches. Plan accordingly with your sixth hour teacher (better yet, make sure to have an elective that hour).
Ping pong tournament is set for March 24th and the tennis season starts the following day. What a great way to take us into the tennis season with some great competition. Henry Smith is the defending champion. I hear he has a nasty hangnail that’s preventing him from practicing much—he is ripe for an upset! More details forthcoming soon.
We will dress up for matches this year: shirts and ties. No tie, no match.
If you’re planning on taking the ACT on April 13th please let me know. We will be playing a tournament that day.
If you have afternoon IB or AP exams, please let me know.
For those not going on the spring break trip there will be a home match over spring break. Please let me know ASAP if you have out of town travel plans and then again during tryouts.
We use team snap—make sure you do too.
We have a Facebook page—add us as a friend @ Washburn men’s tennis
Only 8 weeks until our first match!
I love this team.
Varsity plays Southwest in a prime-time 6:00 p.m. match at Baseline Tennis Center at the University of Minnesota. This is a great location for watching a tennis match, and the City Championship is on the line. Let’s have a big crowd of Miller supporters for this one!
The Washburn varsity tennis team is off and running into this 2017 season. With a record of 4-5 they currently own as many losses as last year (17-5) but the future looks to be bright. “We have a much tougher schedule this season and have played elite competition so far” coach Ryan Hoag, who returns for his ninth season as head coach explains. Highlights of the season thus far were big victories over conference rival Minneapolis Southwest and Elk River. Four seniors and six juniors lead the way. The team looks to continue to improve these next few weeks and attempt to become the first ever Minneapolis public school to win six consecutive outright conference championships.
Congratulations to the varsity tennis team for capturing their 5th straight conference championship and for the JV for capturing their 6th straight! Come support the Millers as they try to go 5 for 5 in Twin Cities Championships against St Paul Harding at Inner City Tennis (Reed Sweatt) next Monday (5/16) at 3:45 pm!
Washburn Varsity Coach, Ryan Hoag on MN Prep Spotlight. Click here to learn more about Coach Hoag, his coaching philosophy and the Washburn Tennis team.
Thomas Leicester stepped into the singles lineup for the first time this season and lead the team to a convincing victory against Minneapolis South. Washburn won without dropping a set. Senior Evan Walker picked up his first varsity win at third doubles.