Girls Varsity Tennis Takes 2nd Place at Cary-Grove Tennis Tournament

The girls varsity tennis team played in a four-team round robin tournament against Cary-Grove, Elgin-Larkin, and Marengo.


Kristina Esdale, Tom Tom Staff

The girls varsity tennis team proved themselves to be a successful team so far this year at the Cary-Grove Tennis Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 6. The singles players both won first place, and the doubles teams all won second place. Overall, Antioch placed second in the tournament. The girls were only one point away from taking the first place spot from Cary-Grove.

Freshman Kelsey Neville took first place in #1 singles, winning all three of her matches with ease. Sophomore Sjana Henderson also did well in the #2 singles set, placing first and only loosing three games out of the six sets.

In the #1 doubles position, seniors Maddie Brost and Erin Boudreau took second place. In their first match, they had trouble beating Cary-Grove, but they ended strong as they took down Elgin-Larkin 6-2, 6-2 and then finished 6-1, 6-1 against Marengo.

In the #2 doubles position, juniors Anna Arden and Annie Horner also finished in second place. Their only loss was to Cary-Grove in a super tie breaker after splitting sets (4-6, 6-2, 2-10). This is the second year in a row Arden and Horner have been doubles partners, and are known to be very reliable and work well together. They communicate better than any other doubles team at Antioch.

In the #3 doubles position, sophomores Emma Dejong and Elizabeth Gardener beat Elgin-Larkin (6-0, 6-1) and Marengo (6-4, 6-0). They finished in second place, with their only loss throughout the day being their match with Cary-Grove. Dejong and Gardener excelled at passing shots in the alleys and having strong first serves.

On Tuesday, Sept. 9, Antioch travels to Stevenson for an NSC crossover match.