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    Cuero High School seniors, Rhett Leslie (left) and Marshall Schiffbauer, are shown at the high school tennis courts during spring break.Photo by Robert Proctor/The Cuero Record

Still going strong

Cuero tennis players look on the bright side during COVID-19 outbreak

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

Rhett Leslie and the Cuero High School tennis team were expecting to spend spring break preparing for this week’s district tournament. A challenging slice shot came their way, though, in the form of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). With the UIL (University Interscholastic League) having suspended competition and team practices until May 4 at the earliest, it’s certainly a devastating blow for athletes throughout the state.

Cuero athletes are doing what they can to stay prepared during this trying time. “It is a little shocking,” Leslie said of having no school or tennis competitions.

“All the schools around the country have been closing down. Ours just told us we’re gonna be closed starting Monday (March 23). I’m just going with it. I’m hoping we can recover from this as soon as we can.”

In the meantime, Leslie has used the time to practice each day at the high school tennis courts. He plans to be prepared, if they’re able to play again.

“I’m keeping my hopes up,” Leslie said. “The virus is really bad for everyone, but hopefully, we can get through it and recover fast and actually get to come back to school and finish the year off.”

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