Tennis season ends with a loss at semifinals

Karina Mara and Anais Weinstock

The team will start to practice bonding for next season.
Veronica Godoy
The team will start to practice bonding for next season. This is senior Joseph Mousaed’s last year with the Patriots.

Jozsef Feher, a six foot tennis player with vast strength, ends the spring season by winning over half of his matches against several other schools.

“I played USTA tournaments so I play like other people,” Feher, a Daniel Pearl Magnet High School student, said. “I play like opens so– it’s like outside of high school.”

Feher and Joseph Mousaed, a singles three varsity tennis player, both play on Birmingham Community Charter High School’s tennis team, which has won 25 out of 91 matches against other schools in the district. Feher won more than half of his matches, while Mousaed won 20% of his.   

“Jozsef was our number one player all year,” Coach Peter Brown said. “Very quiet, yet very talented, very athletic.”

Mousaed joined varsity after his first tryout in sophomore year. Although he was inexperienced, he became equally skilled as the other players after long hours of training and practicing.

“I practice every single day after school for three to four hours and on the weekend I practice for five hours,” Mousaed, 18, a senior at DPMHS, said.

The team consists of 14-18 players. They train daily, starting off doing dynamic stretches together and then mini games. The team had a chance on winning the semifinals in Division II, but despite losing, Coach Brown wishes to emphasize team bonding next season and to encourage good chemistry between the players.

“With boys, I felt it would just manufacture itself naturally on its own,” Coach Brown said. “You know, some guys felt included and some guys didn’t.”