April and May are the busiest time of year for high school sports with larger schools such as Class 3A Fairfield having both a boys and girls spring varsity team for four different sports (track and field, golf, soccer and tennis) that keep kids busy as the gloom turns to bloom.
That is part of the reason that we are now highlighting one of the spring Trojan MVPs, Noel Petersen, who was awarded the plaque and distinction at the FHS tennis banquet following the conclusion of their season.
“I started playing in seventh grade and got tired of it in eighth grade,” explains the soon-to-be senior who “took a little break” from private lessons before rejoining the team as a freshman.
“This past season, I’ve been working on my ground strokes, serving and being more consistent.”
“I had a pretty good season and won most of my matches,” said Petersen.
“It means a lot because I tried really, really hard and honestly didn’t think I was going to get it.”
Petersen said that he’s been working on his, “conditioning, because I know the form, I just get a little bit tired and can’t keep up. I’m trying to get more people to join and get the younger kids to practice more so we can have a solid team.”
As for his personal goals?
“I definitely want to be a conference champ, get first or second at districts and give it my all at state and see what I can do.”
“I enjoy it because it’s an individual sport and you feel really accomplished when you defeat the other good person.’
“I want to hank my coach for three good years,” added Petersen. “I’ll miss him next year. I want to thank my mom Nancy for coming to all of my matches and my teammates for cheering me on when they finish their matches.”