Following a (tennis) lead
By all accounts Pueblo West High School tennis coach Nathan Mutz’ homecoming was an overwhelming success.
Mutz, a former Pueblo South standout, was given the opportunity to lead the Cyclones boys program for the 2012 season.
And lead he did.
The Cyclones finished second in the very tough Hornet Invitational and the Kadet Classic, and ultimately captured a share of the South Central League championship.
The Cyclones also continued their tradition of strong doubles play, qualify two doubles teams for the state tournament.
Coach Mutz said he is proud to see that high school tennis is strong in Pueblo and Southern Colorado, and said he is excited to help bring it to the next level. “Like most high school sports, tennis demands a year-round commitment for serious players,” Mutz said.
“I am very proud of the work ethic of our team’s leaders.
“They followed the lead of our top players from last season and made the commitment,” he added.
The Cyclones top singles and doubles players like Jack Morrrison, Steven Coy, Greg Wakefield and Michael Trevithick have certainly gone the extra mile in the offseason.
Whether competing in United States Tennis Association tournaments, grinding through strength and conditioning drills, or driving to the Springs once a week for skills training, these young men will do what it takes to excel.