Girls tennis ends season strong


Photo courtesy of The Plainsman

Junior, Bryn Waligorski returns the ball in a recent victory against Plainfield South.

The girls’ varsity tennis team placed 4th in Conference out of eight schools on Oct. 10 and 11, beating Plainfield South, Plainfield East, and Romeoville High School.

The girls have worked hard all season. Greg Bayer, Varsity coach, is very proud of the progress the team made.

“Our goals this year were for the nine new girls joining the varsity team to get acclimated to the varsity level and have an understanding of what it takes to be successful at the next level,” Bayer said. “Our girls gained some valuable experience this year and with everyone coming back next year, we look to compete for a conference championship.”

The varsity team consists of eleven juniors and one sophomore.

“It’s always better if there are no seniors so then the whole team can return the next season and start where we left off,” Viona Lugo, junior, said.

“We have a great group of girls who do their best to represent our school in a positive way on and off the court,” Bayer said.

“We all get along, and we support each other; we just need to work on not getting injured,” Carl said.

Team members are already getting ready for next year’s season and are preparing to become a stronger team.

“Every girl will be getting an agility ladder for Christmas, spray painting agility dots in their basement, and purchasing resistance bands to prepare for the upcoming season,” Bayer said.

“I will be taking private lessons, playing on the public courts, and also taking group lessons at a tennis facility with girls on my team,” Lugo said.

The girls have high hopes for next year.

“My goal is to place well in sectionals,” Dakota Carl, junior, said.

The team is also preparing to face old rivals next year.

“Plainfield North and Oswego East will be two of the top teams heading into next year in the conference,” Bayer said.