Tennis Looks to Make a Racket in NLCC

With a 7-6-0 record last year, the Sequoits are looking for a comeback in the 2018 season. Although they only had 18 team matches, the team is currently looking forward to making the most out of this year’s playable matches. Alumna Kelsey Neville used the matches and practices to her advantage and made history as the fifth person to qualify for state all four years of her high school career. Now, teammates are looking forward to making Neville’s state goal their own.

“My goal for this year is state and I am excited to begin the season with my new partner and work to achieve that goal together,” senior Piper Foote said.

Other team members, such as junior Sierra Ward, hope for a more strenuous season so they can push themselves to be the best athlete possible. Ward was previously able to win one of the two third-place medals at conference last October hosted by Grayslake Central.

“I’m looking forward to playing different people at a more difficult level to really challenge myself because my regular season matches were not extremely challenging last year,” Ward said.

Senior Aubryn Corey is especially excited for her last year of playing tennis at the high school level and to rekindle past friendships with her teammates.

“This season I’m looking forward to seeing how our team has grown from last year and to winning some meets,” Corey said.