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Coppell High School senior varsity tennis captain Vinay Patel hits a forehand during practice at the CHS Tennis Center on Oct. 18. Patel and fellow senior Lindsay Patton earned their way to the Class 6A State Tennis tournament on April 26 at the Northside Tennis center in San Antonio.

Mixed-doubles duo achieves dream of advancing to state

Sreeja Mudumby, Executive Editorial Page Editor May 8, 2022

The racket makes a firm thump as the ball smashes against it and flies to the other side of the court. Back and forth, the ball continues to bypass these strong forces, until one misses and gravity takes...

Coppell High School tennis coach Rich Foster converses with Coppell 2020 graduate Clark Parlier about captain duties on Oct. 3, 2019. Foster is retiring this year after coaching at Coppell for 29 years. Sidekick file photo.

Last ride for long-time tennis coach

Sri Achanta, News Editor May 6, 2022

After opening the door to the tennis room, a bittersweet ambiance floods out: feelings of triumph, loss, and kin sprinkled throughout the room. At the entrance of this building lies the room of Coppell...

Coppell ISD Athletic Director Kit Pehl has initiated several changes in his first three years as athletic director to set the stage for the future of Coppell athletics. Pehl’s vision of a harmonious athletic department as well as a prioritization of winning and growing student athletes has prompted several coaching changes and there remains a continual drive for growth, improvement and excellence within Coppell Athletics.

Out with the old, in with the new

Meer Mahfuz, Staff Writer March 31, 2022

Carousel. A term that is often used to describe coaching and athletic changes across three levels of athleticism is quite literally what Coppell athletics has been experiencing in its recent history.  Everything...

Coppell senior Nia Savova moves for a return after a backhand slice during singles matches at the Coppell Tennis Center on Sept. 20. Tennis lost to Southlake Carroll in the Class 6A Region I semifinals.

Coppell’s season ends with a loss to Carroll

Nick Larry and Anjali Krishna October 29, 2021

The Coppell tennis team faced Southlake Carroll in the Class 6A Region I semifinals on Oct. 21 in Abilene, marking the end of Coppell’s season after being defeated, 10-1. “We did the best we could,...

Coppell junior Lakshana Parasuraman returns a ball in her singles match in Coppell’s match against Hebron at the Coppell Tennis Center on Tuesday. The Coppell tennis team defeated Hebron 16-3.

Coppell tennis serves up confident win over Hebron

Sreehitha Moravaneni September 17, 2021

On Tuesday, Coppell tennis defeated Hebron, 16-3. Coppell’s confidence in the tournament led its team to ultimately win the victory against long standing opponent, Hebron. After a successful set of...

Coppell tennis starter Riki Koshimizu warms up for practice on Thursday during fourth period. Koshimizu has been on the Coppell tennis team since his freshman year on JV1 and moved up to varsity within a year.

Koshimizu utilizes ‘double-edged sword’ in tennis rise (with video)

Varshitha Korrapolu, Communications Manager September 13, 2021

A naive, confident sophomore steps up to the tennis court, ready to defeat his opponent. A sense of fire is replicated by the triple digit heat in his face, but also in his game. Coppell sophomore...

Coppell junior Lakshana Parasuraman and Coppell senior Nandini Thallapareddy won both sets with scores of 6-3, 7-6 at Saturday’s doubles match against Tyler Legacy’s Audrey Deatherage and Sara Fry.

Tennis cruises to victory against East Texas foe

Anette Varghese, Student Life Editor September 12, 2021

Yesterday, Coppell tennis defeated Tyler Legacy  in a 17-2. The matchup was not a district match, so it did not improve its ranking, but it did serve as the perfect grounds for experimenting with their...

Coppell senior Nandini Thallapareddy and junior Lakshana Parasuraman celebrate a volley against Ursuline Academy at the CHS Tennis Center on Aug. 20. The Coppell tennis team defeated Dallas Jesuit and Ursuline Academy with a combined score of 15-4.

Tennis to face off against Tyler Legacy

Anette Varghese, Student Life Editor September 10, 2021

Coppell tennis hosts Tyler Legacy at the CHS Tennis Center tomorrow at 10 a.m. Following a loss against Marcus on Tuesday , 10-9, and against Plano West on Aug. 31, 16-3, the Coppell tennis team has...

Coppell junior Lakshana Parasuraman serves against Plano during a doubles girls match on Tuesday. The Coppell tennis team defeated Plano, 17-2.

Coppell defeats Plano with doubles victories

Anjali Krishna, Executive Editor-in-Chief August 25, 2021

Both set points for Coppell mixed doubles team junior Lindsay Patton and senior Cason Cole, at 5-3 in the second set, were put to a quick stop by a dominating Plano senior Herman Aguirre at the net.  Had...

Coppell senior Vinay Patel hits a backhand against Dallas Jesuit sophomore Alex Park on Friday at the Coppell High School Tennis Center. Coppell Tennis defeated Dallas Jesuit and Ursuline Academy with a combined score of 15-4.

A pickle juice savior

Anjali Krishna, Executive Editor-in-Chief August 22, 2021

When Coppell senior Vinay Patel went down after a precarious slide during his singles match, the immediate consensus amongst the watching Coppell tennis team on his diagnosis was another case of the cramping...

Coppell senior Siddarth Bellubbi plays a set during tennis practice on May 5 at the CHS Tennis Center. The Coppell tennis team plays Dallas Jesuit and Ursuline Academy today at 4 p.m. at the CHS Tennis Center.

Coppell lined up to face Jesuit, Ursuline

Anjali Krishna, Executive Editor-in-Chief August 20, 2021

“At the beginning of the season, it was looking pretty rough,” Coppell senior Vinay Patel said. “Rough” was constituted by an expected 15-4 win against Abilene, followed by losses to Abilene...

Coppell High School junior Siddarth Bellubbi and New Tech High @ Coppell junior Cason Cole  have been friends since elementary school and doubles partners for 11 years. The pair did taekwondo together before transitioning into playing tennis.

40 – friendship

Sapna Amin, Staff Writer April 28, 2021

In the intense gap of sound the tennis ball makes before bouncing off another racket and bonding over Roger Federer as their role model, the friendship of Coppell junior Sid Bellubbi and New Tech @ Coppell...

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