Legacy’s boy’s tennis team swept Northglenn 7-0 on Sept. 4, at Legacy High School, keeping their winning streak alive with a 5-0 record. This is the third match this season where the Lightning has shut out their opponent.
Legacy twins Mike and Dave Rosencrans are playing No. 1 and No. 2 singles, respectively, after three years of playing doubles together. Mike Rosencrans said even though he and his brother have played singles before, there are still some things he needs to improve on.
“I’m still going on the court with a doubles mindset,” Mike Rosencrans said. “I need to work on a little more power, a little more aggression.”
Mike Rosencrans defeated Northglenn senior Chris Haynes 6-2, 6-0, while Dave Rosencrans swept Northglenn junior Nick Risma 6-0, 6-0. Legacy junior Alec Jensen won in No. 3 singles 6-1, 6-2 against Northglenn sophomore John Michael Francisco.
In Northglenn’s first two matches of the season, freshman Sam Vang played No. 3 singles and was 2-0 on the season. However against Legacy, he played No. 1 doubles with sophomore Travis Bakun and lost to Legacy senior Shad Karlson and freshman Jordan Boucher 6-3, 6-3.
Legacy coach Alan Godman said he thinks the team’s success this year has come from a mix of the upperclassmen and the younger classmen moving up.
“We’ve got three freshmen that are in the starting lineup which greatly helps,” Godman said. “The upper classmen have been in the program, seniors all fours year, juniors three years, so they’ve all progressed through that time and they’re skills have improved. We have 27 kids out which is basically two squads. That helps us as well because it ups the level of competition.”
Even though the Lightning are undefeated, they’re just now getting into their conference games. Godman said once they start playing teams that are in their conference, everything gets a little bit tougher. He said there are still some issues the team needs to work out.
“We’re continuing to work hard on basic skills of playing doubles,” Godman said. “Basic skills of serving, improving our serves and our serve placement. Learning not to over hit the ball. We’re just continuing to try to improve a little bit every day.”
Legacy will play Fairview Sept. 10 at home and Horizon Sept. 12 at Horizon High School. Northglenn is 2-1 and will go back home Sept. 10 to play Cherry Creek, then travel to Sept. 12 to Peak to Peak High School.