This year for the East Blades tennis team, on paper, has been perfect. "We just keep trying to push harder every day," said junior Kaleb Johnson. "We didn't take anything for a win until we actually won."
Chris Colvin has been the coach for 14 years and while this season's perfect 10-0 league record was his first, he's combing through the archives to see if it was the first in school history.
Leading the way for the Blades is someone Colvin says is equally rare. "Once every 20 years? He's unique and special," said Colvin.
He's talking about Kaleb Johnson who has cruised through competition this year becoming what Coach Colvin calls a complete player. While his wins (26-1 season record) may be inspiring his teammates to greatness, Colvin says Kaleb brings a knowledge to practice and is like "my assistant coach."
Thursday Kaleb won both of his matches at the individual South Yosemite League singles event. A big event but his eyes are already set on improving from his fourth place finish at last year's valley title.
Friday Kaleb will play in the finals at the Bakersfield Racquet Club and will be joined by two doubles teams from the East tennis team.
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