Tennis Team Approaches LL League Tournament

Yellow fuzzy balls will be on the minds of five Penn Manor students Thursday.

Five members of the tennis team will be entering the Lancaster-Lebanon League tournament in hopes of bringing home a trophy to Penn Manor.

Will Shipley, Eric Clark, Faheem Gilani, Patrick Jones and Tyler Keck are the fab five that will be representing Penn Manor in the league competition.

Will Shipley, Penn Manor’s number one player, came into the tournament unseeded and drew the fourth seed from Manheim Township, Sebastian Tovi.

Penn Manor's number 1 player Will Shipley will be taking on the LL League Tournament

“Not sure, I think I’ll do alright, I played him earlier this year and lost 6-4, 6-0,” said Shipley.

Not only will Shipley be representing Penn Manor in singles, but he is paired up with Faheem Gilani to compete in doubles.

One thing Shipley may have an advantage of over other contestants is his experience in the tournament, after finishing sixth place last year.

“I think we’ll do OK as a team this year,” said Shipley.

Penn Manor’s final tally is unpredictable considering everyone but Shipley drew unseeded opponents.

By Zane Sensenig

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