Working Towards Perfection on the Courts

Taylor Anderson, Crown Staff

Four students, six games, one match, one team and one goal, to win.With the season almost halfway done, the Girl’s Varsity Tennis Team currently has a record of 5-9. Coach Larsen says “As a team we are hoping to gain experience this year. We have a very young team with only 2 returning seniors.” One returning senior, Alex Shukis, shares that she “enjoyed all the friendships she has made on the team over the years and will miss spending time with the girls she’s come so close with.” Shukis has been apart of the Marian tennis team since her freshman year and her “personal season has been a bittersweet one because of it being my last.”

At a recent tournament played at Crystal Lake Central the Girls Varsity tennis team placed 5th out of the 8 tough teams who participated in the tournament. Coming up on October 6th, the team will play against Grant High School, who has a current record of 3-4, and the Canes are anticipating to take home a victory. Coach Larsen says confidently, “I did expect that the team this year would have growing pains considering our youth and inexperience at the varsity level, but the girls are improving with every match they play.” Although this varsity team is still working on the transition of player at a higher level, all of the girls have been giving their best effort throughout this season.

With the season coming to an end in the next couple of weeks, the team would love to have a student section showing their support at the Crystal Lake South tennis Invite at the Crystal Lake South home courts, come out to support your fellow Lady Canes as they take on the matches. The team also especially deserves support on October 10th during their last matches of the season as they compete hours before this year’s homecoming dance.