Kirby Einck, Geneva, Jr.A repeat recipient of Kane County Chronicle Girls Tennis Player of the Year honors, Einck helped the Vikings to a sectional team title before compiling a 4-2 record at the state tournament.
Grace Krueger, Geneva, Fr.Year-round player capped a promising high school debut season with a state tournament berth, going 1-2.
Sammie Schrepferman, Kaneland, Jr.Helped Knights to a Northern Illinois Big 12 championship before a solid state series that included an runner-up effort at sectionals and a 3-2 run at state.
Amelia Cogan (Jr.)-Jenny Mizikar (Sr.), BataviaVictories were commonplace when the program’s winningest player (Mizikar) and Batavia’s youngest to 100 wins (Cogan) teamed up. Capped career with a 2-2 finish at state.
Megan Conlin (Jr.)-Andrea Goyao (Sr.), RosaryRoyals’ No. 1 tandem went 3-2 at the state tournament after capturing the West Aurora Sectional crown.
Jelly Emmanouil (Jr.)-Madi Jurcenko (Jr.), KanelandEnergetic group qualified for state for the second time is as many seasons, advancing to the fifth round of the consolation draw.
Haydyn Jones (Sr.)-Kelsie Roberton (Sr.), St. Charles EastLongtime pairing tacked on 25 more wins together in their final season, helping the Saints to the Upstate Eight Conference River Division title.
SINGLESSarah Church, St. Charles East, Sr.Ava Kolman, St. Francis, Sr.Micaela Mascha, St. Charles North, Sr.
DOUBLESMargo Hess (Sr.)-Emma Hazel (Jr.), GenevaAlexa Huskisson (Sr.)-Carly Huskisson (Sr.), St. Charles EastBetsy Jones (Sr.)-Lexi Welton (Sr.), Wheaton AcademyBrooke LeFevre (Sr.)-Sydnee Unterberg (Jr.), Batavia
COACH OF THE YEAR
Maureen Weiler, Geneva
Geneva rallied from a third-place finish in the Upstate Eight Conference River Division to win the St. Charles East Sectional and send a trio of entries – two singles players and one doubles team – to the state tournament. “The girls really stepped it up for the season and they got better as the season went on each match along the way, which is what you hope for,” Weiler said. “And then you just hope it inspires them enough to play a little more before the beginning of the next season.”
– Kevin Druley, firstname.lastname@example.org