Varsity This was a good week for Hornet Tennis. On Monday the Hornets took on a nice team from HF and pulled out a 5-3 win.
Over the weekend they competed in the conference tournament and took second place as a team. Chase Metcalf won the 1st singles draw and Courntey Kaplan and Rachele Cameli won the 1st doubles draw. Molly Savage (3rd singles), Arya Selvaraj/ Gabby Alcantara (2nd doubles), and Tessa Frank/ Edie Mitchell (4th doubles) all finished second to take home all-conference honors. Up next... the IHSA state series!
Week of September 27th
Varsity This was a tough week for the Hornets as they fell 2-5 to conference rival DGS on Tuesday. The Mustangs played some great tennis, and the Hornets will have their work cut out for them heading into the conference tournament.
On Thursday they played powerhouse Benet Academy and fell 1-8 with the sole win captured by Chase Metcalf at the #1 singles position.
Over the weekend the Hornets rebounded and went 3-1 as a team at the Lockport Invite with wins over Lincoln-Way West, Lockport, and Plainfield South. This week the Hornets take on HF on Monday before heading back to the practice courts in preparation for the conference tournament.
Week of September 20th
Varsity This was a pretty light week for the Hornets. On Thursday we took on Proviso East and won 7-0 to stay undefeated in conference.
On Saturday we participated in the Lincoln-Way West Invite and placed 4th as a team with solid performances across all competing positions. Chase Metcalf took 2nd place in the 1st singles bracket, while the doubles team of Cameli and Kaplan took 2nd in the 1st doubles bracket. Next week the Hornets take on DGS and Benet Academy before competing in the Lockport 32 team on Friday and Saturday.
Week of September 13th
Varsity This was a great week for the Hornet Tennis team. The team went 3-0 in conference matches with wins against Addison Trail (5-2), Willowbrook (5-2), and Leyden (7-0).
On Saturday the team participated in the Lockport Invite and had some JV1 players move up in the lineup to contribute in a big way. Our singles players of Arya Selvaraj, Gabby Alcantara, Eva Bargher, and Ava Chamberlain went a combined 3-9 on the day, but Eva and Ava both got their first varsity wins of their high school careers. The doubles team of Gracie Wilcox and Tian Schulte went 2-2, which was good enough for a 6th place finish. Makena Camden and Edie Mitchell went 2-2 and took 9th place. The doubles team of Gabby Brukasz and Nikki Wu posted a solid first round win in the top doubles flight. Rachele Cameli and Courtney Kaplan went 4-0 on the day and won the 16 team doubles draw with a great come from behind win versus Walter Payton Prep in the finals.
Week of September 6th
Varsity This was a pretty light week for the Hornet Tennis team with only a match on Thursday and Saturday. On Thursday the Hornets took on Morton and won 7-0 led by first singles player Rachele Cameli and the first doubles team of Courtney Kaplan and Tessa Frank. Across all 7 positions, only 13 games were dropped by the Hornets.
On Saturday the Hornets took on some tougher competition at the Red Devil Invite, and went 0-3 on the day after losses to Rockford-Auburn, Fenwick, and LT. Nikki Wu and Gabby Brukasz posted a solid 3,2 win at the 3rd doubles position against Rockford-Auburn early in the day, and suggests this doubles team has a bright future ahead of them. This will be a busy next week for the Hornets with four matches in six days.
Week of August 30th
Varsity This was a busy week for the Hornet Tennis team! On Tuesday the varsity squad took on LT and fell 1-7, with the sole win coming at the first singles position (Chase Metcalf).
On Wednesday they hit the courts again to take on DGN and fell 2-6, after some really close matches across all positions.
Saturday was abbreviated because of poor early morning weather, but the Hornets had a chance to take on York, Geneva, and Naperville Central. Despite only winning 5 of 17 matches played on Saturday, the Hornets played some of their best tennis of the season against some great competition. The Hornets start conference play this week against Willowbrook and Morton.
Week of August 23rd
Varsity In just the third week of the season, the Girls Tennis team is already playing some terrific tennis. This week the Hornets took on Naperville Central on Tuesday, and though fell 2-5, had some terrific wins at the first singles (Chase Metcalf), and first doubles (Courtney Kaplan and Rachele Cameli) positions.
Over the weekend they hosted a quad which saw some of the top competition in the state in teams Hinsdale Central, Whitney Young, and Lyons Township. Though the Hornets went 0-3 on the day, there were some great individual successes. The doubles team of Gabby Alcantara and Arya Selvaraj played a great first match of the day against Whitney Young, falling in a close third set tiebreaker. That same round saw a terrific win by Chase Metcalf who is desirous of the first tennis state title in school history. Later in the day versus Hinsdale Central, Gabby Brukasz stepped up to play second singles in her first varsity singles match of her career, and Nikki Wu and Avni Verma paired up for the first time this season to get some valuable experience against a top team at the third doubles position. This coming week the team takes on LT, DGN, and heads to the ever tough DGS 16 team invite. JV2 The JV2 Girls Tennis team started off their season away in a face off with Naperville Central. The Hornets would unfortunately go on to fall with a score of 1-8 in favor of Naperville Central. The lone Hornets victory would be made possible due to stellar play from the number one doubles team of Julia Zborowska and Veanka Francisco, with an excellent score of 8-5. Even though losing a tough first match overall, the team remains optimistic for the future of the season. For many of the girls, including Freshman Lola Katzel at the second singles position, and the Junior doubles team of Haniya Muqtadar and Aseel Jarad, this was their first ever official tennis match, with many more to come. This definitely acted as a good way to get the first match nerves squashed and put away.
The next week will be a busy one as the Hornets practice followed by back to back matches, beginning with Lions Township on Tuesday August 31st, followed by a match against Downers Grove North on Wednesday September 1st, both being away matches for Hinsdale South. These all lead up to the Hornet Quad on Saturday, where the team is looking to make a strong statement in the upcoming home event.
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