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Boys varsity tennis dominated by Olbrich

Heidi Klindt

Jimmy Olbrich reigns as Woodhaven’s boys varsity tennis number 1 singles for the second year. 

In this position, Olbrich has had many great successes. He had a rewarding season during the 22-23 school year, earning silver at the league tournament. He is doing just as well for the 23-24 school year, as he earned bronze at this year’s league tournament.

He maintains a record of 15-12 for his senior year in this position.

He has had many impressive matches against tough opponents, such as Salem, Catholic Central, Saline, Bedford, Divine Child, and Dearborn. 

Olbrich recalls his most impressive match of the season. He states, “Divine Child because I was able to come back in the first set, as I was down 2-5, and ended up winning the set 7-5.” He ultimately lost, but he considers it his best match. 

A large amount of dedication is needed for this position. He constantly practices in the off-season to maintain his endurance.

During the summer, he practices around 1-2 hours each day. He also tries to get as much practice indoors as possible, as he is involved in hockey in the winter.

He has many strengths that make him a well-rounded tennis player. These strengths have led him to win many matches as the number one player on the team. 

He is an outstanding player, and he says that his backhand is his greatest strength which leads him to many victories. 

He strives to be the best he can be on the court but also puts in effort off the court in school. 

He maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.75, which allows him to play in this sport.  

Along with being involved in matches, he also exerts teamwork on the outside. 

He always cheers and encourages others while waiting for his next match to start.

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