Varsity This week the Girls’ Tennis team headed up to Winnetka to take on New Trier. They got a huge win at the first singles position (Agata Mikos), and while many of the other matches were competitive, the Hornets came up a bit short across the board, falling 1-8. Thursday the Hornets defeated Proviso East 6-1 to stay undefeated in conference play. Saturday marked one of the most successful days the Girls’ Tennis team has seen in several years. Though the Hornets fell to Hinsdale Central, they defeated Lyons Township and Edwardsville (3-2 for both matches). The team was anchored by the Mikos sisters and Aimee Puz, but showed depth with Chahin, Sattler, S. Puz, Hofstetter, and LoConte. This week we square off against LT, DGS, GW, and then head down to Edwardsville to take on some top competition from down state.
JV1 The JV Hornet tennis team had a busy week this week, beginning with a 3-4 loss to Joliet West on Monday. But things turned around quickly on Wednesday as the Hornets bounced back with a 5-2 win over Plainfield Central. The Hornets were led by Samantha Heinking and Kayla Ramos, both recording straight set victories at 2nd and 3rd singles respectively.
The most important match of the week was on Thursday vs. Proviso East where the Hornets went 7-0 to maintain their lead atop the WSB Gold Conference standings. The Hornets swept Proviso 7-0, barely dropping any games, to bring their overall conference match record to 3-0, 20-1 in individual matches.
The Hornets most important match of the season will be this Tuesday, 9/19 at Downers Grove South, a match that will most likely determine the outcome of the conference season. The Hornets will tune up for the mustangs with a match at LT on Monday, 9/18.
Week of September 4th
Varsity This was an up and down week for the Hornets, who went 2-3 in match play. They beat Addison Trail and Leyden 6-1 each this week, but lost to Hinsdale Central (0-5), LT (0-5), and Fenwick (2-3) in an invite hosted by Hinsdale Central. Missing several players throughout the week both hurt and helped the Hornets as many players got to play up in the lineup for some valuable experience, but single match losses to Leyden and Addison Trail puts the Hornets behind DGS in conference play in their hunt for a conference championship. This coming week the Hornets play New Trier and Proviso East and then split their squad to head to Loyola and LT over the weekend in what is sure to be some tough competition.
JV1 The JV Hornet tennis team opened the conference season this week with a 7-0 thrashing of Addison Trail on Tuesday at home. Sammyjo Lueg, Samantha Heinking, and Kayla Ramos too care of business at 1st, 2nd, and 3rd singles respectively, and the doubles teams of Erin Sheehan and Natalia Kurnyta, Jada Lunsorre and Greta Vaitulevicus, Sabrina Coffee and Maggie Chobrak, and Zoe Lagesse and Isabella Botero all cruised to straight set victories.
It was more of the same on Thursday, 9/7 at Leyden H.S., with the hornets winning 6 of the 7 matches. Jada Lunsorre and Greta Vaitulevicus had a remarkable comeback after dropping the first set 2-6 en route to a 2-6, 6-1, 6-1 victory at 2nd doubles.
The Hornets currently sit atop the WSC Gold JV division and will look to keep the wins coming this week against Joliet West, Plainfield Central, and a conference matchup with Proviso East on Thursday, all matches at home. JV2
Week of August 28th
Varsity This was a light week for the Girl’s Tennis Team who took on DGN on Wednesday after being rained out versus Glenbard West on Monday. This dual has been tightly contested over the past several seasons, but this marks the greatest victory for the Hornets since 2012. All singles positions won as well as the top two doubles spots. The Hornets proved to be too tough up top, and this will be a common theme this season. The Hornets did not have a match this weekend, and used the time to hit the practice court in preparation for their first week of conference play. Up next: Addison Trail, Leyden, and Hinsdale Central’s 8 Team Tourney.
Week of August 21st
Varsity This week the Girls’ Tennis Team had some great practices gearing up for their cookout quad versus some top teams in the area. They squared off against Neuqua Valley winning 4-1, and then beat York 3-2. In what was the most exciting match of the day, and an early season preview of some of the top teams in the state, South took on reigning state champion Hinsdale Central. South prevailed at the 1st and 2nd singles positions, and dropped 2nd and 3rd doubles. In what proved to be the decisive match, the Hornets lost at the 1st doubles position 3-6, 6-4, 9-11 against a tough Central duo. Truly an exciting start to the season!!! Thank you to all the parents who helped make the event a great day! It’s always great to have NV, York, and Central come out too! This week we take on a tough Glenbard West team and Downers Grove North.
JV1 The JV Hornet tennis team opened the season on Monday with a very tough match against a talented Naperville North squad. The hornets lost the first match 8-1. Earning the lone victory for the hornets was Taylor Johnson and Bethany Baudhuin (6-2, 6-4) were the sole victors at one doubles.
It was a much better outcome for the hornets on Saturday, the 26th at the York quad. The hornets finished 2nd place overall by winning 2 out of 3 matches.
The day started on the right foot with a 4-2 victory over Stagg High School. It was all four doubles teams carrying the load as Taylor and Bethany won first doubles (6-1, 6-4), Maureen Christofaro and Egle Markus won 2nd doubles (6-0, 6-1), SammyJo Lueg and Natalia Kurnyta won 3rd doubles (6-1, 6-3) and freshmen Jada Lunsorre and Greta Vaitulevicus won 4th doubles (6-0, 6-0).
Things only got better for the hornets in the second match of the day vs. Palatine. The hornets swept palatine at all positions en route to a 6-0 victory.
Unfortunately the momentum couldn't continue against a very deep York team, as the hornets lost 5-1. Taylor and Bethany were the lone victors at 1 doubles, beating a very good York team 10-8 in the third set.
The Hornets will be back in action this week with matches against Glenbard West, DGN, and Nazareth academy.
JV2 Hinsdale South's JV2 tennis team began the week with a match against Naperville North. We played 1 singles match and 6 doubles matches, unfortunately losing 0-7.
After a lot of practice we started our weekend off at Lockport East against three other schools. We played against Benet, St. Ignatius, and Lockport. They were also strong competitors and we lost 0-5 to all of them, in 5 doubles matches.
Although it was a tough week of matches, the girls made tremendous improvements from our game on Tuesday to our quad on Saturday. Two of our games came in very close. Isabella Botero and Samantha Heinking, second doubles, losing in a tie breaker (7-10) against Lockport. And Nina Pierce and Kayla Ramos, 3rd doubles, losing as well in a tie breaker (8-10) against Lockport.
We will continue doing our best as we play against more schools this coming up week. The first match will be against Glenbard West!
Week of August 14th
Varsity This week marked the first competition for the Girls’ Tennis Team. The Hornets traveled to Urbana-Champaign to play at the U of I Atkins Tennis Center to square off against some top teams from across the state. The Hornets placed 9th out of 16 teams in the event hosted by Centennial High School, which is a great start to what promises to be an exciting season for a team with their eye on a state championship. The Hornets took 5th at the first singles position, and 11th at the second singles and first doubles position. Or particular note are newcomers to the varsity team Brigid LoConte and Sydney Puz who placed 4th place at second doubles. This squad is proving from the onset of the season to be both extremely talented at the top of their lineup and one of the deepest teams in recent years. GO HORNETS!
Up Next: Hornets will be squaring off against York, Neaqua Valley, and Hinsdale Central this coming weekend as they look to start the season 3-0 as a team.
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