MCI senior exchange student leading the way on the tennis courts

ByLavinia E. Smith

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PITTSFIELD – 2022 has been fairly the time for Maine Central Institute’s girls’ tennis team.

The Huskies sit at 11-1, and main the way has been senior Lidia Gomez, a international exchange scholar from Spain.

“It’s been a genuinely fantastic yr for MCI tennis,” claimed head mentor John Buys. “A great deal of it has started out with her experience and the power she brings.”

“She’s kind of a model for all of us,” reported senior Leah Dechaine. “She’s just so outstanding.”

Gomez is in her 2nd 12 months with the application, and as of Monday, she is the MPA girls singles champion. She beat Brunswick’s Coco Meserve in the finals, in what she calls a person of the ideal matches she’s performed in Maine.

“She was truly great,” Gomez explained. “She’s really good, she’s got a seriously great provide. We were at the exact degree.”

“We’re all watching the fuzz fly off the tennis balls guiding their rackets,” Buys mentioned. “It was like, this is wonderful. They had been equally enjoying at these a wonderful stage.”

Buys says Lidia was now fairly professional as a tennis player coming into MCI. But, all over the earlier two several years, he has found her develop the two as a teammate and a scholar.

“During her time at MCI we’ve observed her embracing the culture at the school, receiving included,” he mentioned.

“Mostly, what I like right here is the individuals,” Gomez reported. “When we go to engage in teams, we are all together. We assist every other.”

Her existence with the Huskies, even just in practice, is definitely rubbing off.

“Playing in opposition to her, she goes uncomplicated on us,” Dechaine said. “But, it is really good enjoying an individual so superior simply because it actually prepares us for our levels of competition.”

Even if you are not participating in in opposition to her, just currently being a spectator has served some huskies enhance her video games.

“Going in opposition to her aids us boost actively playing with pace,” mentioned sophomore Olivia Varney. “Watching her engage in has assisted us discover about the sport so significantly, and gain so a great deal working experience.”

Suitable now, with playoffs around the corner, they are all on the lookout forward to viewing what the rest of the time has in store.

“We’re tremendous happy of her, and we’re tremendous fired up to see what’s coming up for the relaxation of the period,” Purchases reported.