The Gloucester High School boys’ tennis team has been making waves in the community, both on and off the courts this year. The team is organized under the direction of Carlos Morales, who has nicknamed this year’s team “The Bad News Dukes.”
This is Morales’s fourth year coaching boys’ tennis, but the first year he managed to lead the team to regionals. The team ended the year with five wins and seven losses. Most of the wins were shutouts; the team either lost with a fight or won by a landslide. Because of this, the team not only got the opportunity to compete in regionals, but also managed to send the top two players to compete in singles regionals.
Jeffrey Cho and Bryce Weigartz, who were the top-seeded players on this year’s Gloucester team, competed in singles regionals on May 15. The complete team competed in regionals on May 21 and lost, placing seventh in the region.
Coach Morales made an effort to show the team how to find th...
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