Lockport Union-Sun & Journal Online


October 30, 2013

Beatty's Bunch eyes a positive future

NFL tennis champions are poised for 2014 and beyond



White said Lockport’s senior contingent has been through it all together for three years.
“We’ve been a tight knit group the whole time,” White said. “This year, there’s a lot of new talent on the team and they’re all very good. They’re spunky. Mr. Beatty is a good teacher and a good coach. I’ve had him in the classroom and on the courts. He’s very encouraging and usually doesn’t say anything bad, unless you played really bad that day.”
Also going undefeated for the Lady net Lions was its freshmen second doubles tandem of Madeline “Maddie” Stoness and Hayley Coakley.
“They’re both very talented,” Beatty said. “Maddie comes from a good tennis family and fundamentally she’s very solid. Hayley’s mom teaches here at the high school and was on the team a few years ago, so it was exciting and special for me to coach a mother and daughter. Hayley’s a great net player and rarely makes a mistake, where as Maddie will give you solid play at the baseline.”
Kiah said Lockport’s freshmen contingent will be exciting to watch for years to come.
“Delaney Portka hits the ball so hard I can’t even return them,” Kiah said. “ Delaney Fragale she’s head strong and is always in it to win it. Maddie and Hayley are just really good. They’re little prodigies.”
Beatty said the key to success is not talking about Ws and Ls.
“We don’t really talk about wins and losses. We talk about what it is we have to do to be successful,” Beatty said. “Against Ken East, we just looked apprehensive out there and that wasn’t the way we wanted to play. We played not to lose and we lost because we played so tentative. When we started back in August we said we wanted to be aggressive and play every ball as hard as we could and still be in control.

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