Varsity This week the Hornets found that their hard work is beginning to pay off. Though they ran into a tough DGN squad this Wednesday, they were able to rebound with some stellar play this weekend in Edwardsville, IL where they competed in the largest tournament in the state. They ran into a tough New Trier squad in the first round, and then fought back hard against O’Fallon before finding themselves locked in some competitive matches with Maine South. Of note was the stellar singles play of Rayva Verma, who also has been a nice addition to the doubles lineup recently. This week the Hornets start conference play before competing against Hinsdale Central, Fenwick, and Naperville North this coming weekend.
Week of August 26th
Varsity This weekend the girls tennis team hosted their home cookout quad with Hinsdale Central, Neuqua Valley, and York. These three teams represent some of the best in the area and state. The Hornets played some great tennis, but found themselves a bit outmatched at times. Players rotated at the singles and doubles positions to get some needed practice in. The team found some great success on the doubles side of things employing some new strategies that they’ve been working on in practice.
JV It was a tough start to the season for the JV Hornet Tennis team this week, The Hornets played a very experienced Naperville North squad on Tuesday and went down to defeat 7-0 in a Voldemort-like contest.
It was a much more successful Saturday, August 31st at the York Quad where the Hornets finished second overall. Led by Nina Pierce and Devin Hurley (3-0) at second doubles, Urte Zakarauskas and Brook Albert (2-1) at third doubles, and Ingrid Soare and Gracie Wilcox(2-1) at 4th doubles, the Hornets had their highest finish ever, defeating Palatine 4-2, Stagg 4-2, and losing to eventual champion York 1-5.
The Hornets open up conference the week of September 9th. They will be at Morton on Tuesday and continue conference play home against Addison Trail on Thursday.
Week of August 19th
Varsity This weekend the girls tennis team traveled down to Urbana-Champaign to take on teams from all across the state. Jada L and Rachel S represented the team in singles, while Sam H/ Greta V and Sydney H/ Courtney K represented the team in doubles. Sam and Greta pulled down a nice win at the first doubles position, and while the overall match results didn’t indicate it, the girls played some great tennis to kick off what will no doubt be an awesome season!
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