Juniors lead Falcon tennis team awards

South Whidbey’s boys tennis coach Karyle Kramer recently presented this season’s awards at the Falcons’ team banquet.

Guy Sparkman, the most veteran varsity player, won the Falcon Award. The junior co-captain played first singles and first doubles this year and competed in the District 1 tennis tournament.

The Falcon Award is given to the player who best represents South Whidbey.

“He demonstrates exemplary sportsmanship on and off the court,” Kramer said. “He encourages his teammates in tennis and in life. He is positive, respectful and overall a pleasant person to be around. He often goes the extra mile.”

Another junior who played singles and doubles this season won the Hustle Award. Cameron Baldwin won the title for his hustle during practice and match play.

“He never gives up on the point until it’s clearly over,” Kramer said. “He’s willing to run after the ball instead of watching it travel.”

“You know when you play him that you’re going to have to work hard for every point — because he will never give up easily. He hustles and scraps.”

A freshman won the Most Improved Award.

First-year varsity Falcon Trent Fallon was recognized as the player who significantly improved during the season.

“It’s usually a player who desires feedback from coaches and teammates,” Kramer said. “He wants to be better and it’s obvious.”

Sparkman and junior co-captain Kyle Simchuk were also recognized for their leadership during Kramer’s first season.

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