Varsity This weekend the Girls’ Tennis team competed in the IHSA Sectional hosted by Lyons Township. Representing the team were Agata and Marta Mikos (playing singles), and Aimee Puz, Natalie Axelrod, Carly Sattler, and Mouna Chahin (playing doubles). The weekend saw some great competition, and Agata Mikos took second in the sectionals to qualify for state.
Week of October 3rd
Varsity This week started off a bit rocky for the Hornets who took some tough losses against St. Viator and York. Learning from those experiences combined with an approach of getting back to basics in practice, the Hinsdale South Girls Tennis Team finished first place in conference 3 points ahead of rival Downers Grove South after having a remarkable weekend tournament. All players placed either first or second place in conference, something not done in recent memory. At singles Aimee Puz (2nd), Natalie Axelrod (1st), and Carly Sattler (1st) provided some great strength at their respective positions. At doubles, some new teams resulted in stellar play with all double steams finishing in 2nd place. This was a tough task for the hornets as all players had to play up several positions from their normal position given some absences, but responded well and took care of business on court. This week the top six gear up to represent the team at the IHSA sectional hosted by LT.
JV The JV Hornets Girls' Tennis team wrapped up a very successful year on Saturday with a 3rd place finish in the conference. Leading the way for the Hornets were the doubles teams of Brigid Loconte and Sabrina Coffey (4th place at 1 doubles), SammyJo Lueg and Natalia Kurnyta (2nd place at 2 doubles), conference champions Egle Markus and Maureen Christofaro at 3rd doubles, and Ariana Giannini and Jess Matis (3rd place at 4 doubles). Overall, it was a fantastic year for the girls.
Week of September 26th
JV Rain was the theme of the week for the JV Hornets Girls' Tennis team as almost the entire week was washed out. On the one nice day of the week, the Hornets smashed Addison Trail 6-1 in a dual meet at AT. Sabrina Coffey (1 singles), Maureen Christofaro (2 singles), Maggie Chobrak (3 singles), Natalia Kurnyta/Sammyjo Lueg (2 doubles), Bethany Baudhuin/Egle Markus (3 doubles), and Ariana Giannini/Jess Matis (4 doubles) were all victorius. The Hornets head into the final week of the season looking for a strong performance at the West Suburban Conference Tournament.
Week of September 19th
Varsity This week the girls took on Willowbrook and Morton, and won both matches 7-0. They traveled to Edwardsville, where they took on Edwardsville (L 0-15), U-High (L 2-5), and Belleville East (L 1-6). The experience gained will no doubt prove valuable as they look to close out the conference season against Addison Trail on Tuesday, and gear up for a sectional showdown on Thursday against Lyons Township. This weekend the girls will participate in the Lockport 32 Team Tourney, where they will look to capture their first championship.
JV It was a mixed bag for the JV Tennis Hornets this week. The week began on Tuesday, 9/22 with a decisive 5-2 victory over Willowbrook. Isabella Botero won at 3rd singles (6-1, 6-3), and the Hornets swept the doubles matches, with Erin Sheehan and Brigid Loconte (6-3, 6-0), Natalia Kurnyta and Sammyjo Lueg (6-2, 6-2), and Bethany Baudhuin and Egle Markus (6-2, 6-1) winning 1st, 2nd, and 3rd doubles respectively.
It was a series of near misses and 3rd set tiebreak losses that led to a disappointing 2-5 loss to Morton on Thursday, 9/24. Maureen Christofaro (6-7, 6-4, 3-10) lost a very tough second singles match that ended in the pitch black, while Maggie Chobrak (7-6, 4-6, 9-11) lost a heartbreaker at 3 singles. The two victories came from Bethany and Egle again at 3rd doubles (7-6, 6-2) and Ariana Giannini and Jess Matis (6-7, 7-5, 10-3) at 4th doubles.
The Hornets will wrap up conference play this week at Addison Trail on Tuesday, and they will host the always powerful LT Lions on Thursday.
Week of September 12th
Varsity This week the Hornets went 4-1 against some tough opponents. The week started with a 7-0 win over Proviso East. On Thursday, the Hornets beat rival Downers Grove South 4-3. On Saturday the Hornets finished 3rd at the Loyola Invite, with wins over New Trier (4-1), Fenwick (3-2), and a loss against Glenbrook South (2-3). This week the girls continue to do battle against conference teams (Willowbrook and Morton), and then head down South to take on some of the top schools from the suburbs of St. Louis.
JV The JV Girls' Hornets tennis team played two matches during the week of September 12th. Tuesday saw the team notch their first win of the year by defeating Proviso East 7-0. The Hornets played well and had little trouble against the young East squad. Sabrina Coffey won at first singles (6-3, 6-4) and Maureen Christofaro was victorious at 2nd singles (6-2, 6-0). It was smooth sailing for Erin Sheehan and Brigid Loconte at 1st doubles, Natalia Kurnyta and Sammyjo Lueg at 2nd doubles, and Isabella Botero and Egle Markus at 3rd doubles as they all posted identical 6-0, 6-0 victories.
The true highlight of the week, however, was not the victory on Tuesday, rather the match on Thursday, 9/15. The Hornets played their best tennis of the year against perennial powerhouse Downers Grove South but came up short in a 2-5 loss. Maggie Chobrak one her first singles match ever at 3rd singles (6-1, 7-5), while Egle Markus and Bethany Baudhuin came back from a 5-1 deficit in a third set tiebreak to emerge victorious 3-6, 6-0, 7-6(8-6) at third doubles. Jessica Matis and Ariana Giannini lost a heartbreaker at 4th doubles (6-4, 3-6, 7-10). The good loss secured 2 points for the Hornets to be tallied at the conference tournament on October 8th.
Week of September 5th
Varsity The Girls’ Tennis team continued their winning ways this week with a 7-0 win against Leyden and a close victory (4-3) over Lemont. That win over Leyden signifies a great start to conference play, with Proviso East and Downers Grove South up next. The Hornets will then compete in the Loyola Invitational this coming weekend, where they look to do battle against some top teams from up North.
JV The beginning of the conference season on Tuesday saw the hornets fare much better. At the end of the day, however, it was a 3-4 loss to Leyden. Freshman Isabella Botero was victorious at 3rd singles (6-0, 6-0), Brigid Loconte and Erin Sheehan came back from a tough second set tiebreak loss to win at 1st doubles (6-1, 6-7(5-7), 6-2, and Ariana Giannini and Jessica Matis cruised to a smooth 6-1, 6-1 victory at 4th doubles. The hornets have showed tremendous improvement on court and look to notch their first victory next week against Proviso East on Tuesday.
Week of August 29th
Varsity This was a busy week for the Girls’ Tennis team! The week saw three duels against some top teams in the area. While we fell to Glenbard West 2-5, we closed the week out with a 4-3 win over both Downers Grove North and Nazareth Academy. At the DGS 16 Team Tournament this weekend, the Hornets placed 6th place (a 14th place finish last season) with wins over Neuqua Valley, Waubonsie Valley, and tight losses to Hinsdale Central and Downers Grove North. This week the Hornets will do battle against Leyden, Lemont, and take on Naperville North, Hinsdale Central, and Lyons over the weekend .
JV The JV Girls' tennis season got underway with a couple of tough non-conference matches against Downers Grove North and Nazareth Academy. Jessica Matis and Ariana Giannini lost a hard fought 3rd doubles match to DGN 4-6, 5-7, while Egle Markus and Maggie Chobrak dropped a heartbreaker at 4 doubles in a third set tiebreaker 4-6, 7-5, 8-10. The young hornets didn't fare much better on Thursday, September 1, losing to Nazareth 7-0. Egle and Maggie played another solid match at 4 doubles, losing once again in a tiebreaker 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 7-10.
Week of August 15th
Varsity This weekend the Girls’ Tennis team saw their first action of the season against tough Chicago Latin. The Hornets grinded out a 5-3 win, with some impressive victories in both singles and doubles. Marta Mikos, Rachel Hofstetter, and Taylor Johnson all got wins in singles matches, and the doubles teams of Aimee Puz/ Natalie Axelrod and Bethany Baudhuin/ Anna D’Aprile also took home victories. It was a great start to the season. The Hornets look to have a great week of practice before taking on NV, HCHS, and York in their annual home BBQ Quad. Come on out to support the team and grab some food!
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