Cutlass

Girls tennis wraps up another successful season

The+girls+tennis+team+after+an+amazing+round+of+wins+on+their+senior+night
Back to Article
Back to Article

Girls tennis wraps up another successful season

The girls tennis team after an amazing round of wins on their senior night

The girls tennis team after an amazing round of wins on their senior night

Curtesy of PHS Tennis

The girls tennis team after an amazing round of wins on their senior night

Curtesy of PHS Tennis

Curtesy of PHS Tennis

The girls tennis team after an amazing round of wins on their senior night

Caroline Philbin, Sports Editor

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Last Friday Palatine high school’s girls tennis team played their last game of the season, and for the seven seniors on varsity tennis this season has been one to remember.

The varsity team consists of eleven spots, making getting to play at the varsity level a considerable challenge. When the team was formed at the beginning of the season, majority of the girls were new to varsity.

”We made a really strong bond quickly, even though nearly half our girls were new to varsity,” Varsity senior Grace Koshy said.“Having that close bond made it an overall good season.”

Over their season the team made significant progress, Senior player Leah Bradley moved from 3rd doubles during her junior year on varsity to 1st doubles her senior season. Bradley has played all four years and has only been improving in that time.

“We all got into very close games at some point,” Koshy said. “We almost always pushed through and won.”

Senior players Grace Koshy and Rhea Akhaury have also been playing tennis for Palatine all four years and have made significant progress as a doubles pair. Akhaury and Koshy are the only doubles pair to stay together for both years they spent on varsity.

I hope that all the girls get along as well as we did, and that they have an amazing season.”

— Grace Koshy

“The highlights of our year together were bus rides to our meets and our team dinners,” Koshy said. “I think a lot of girls will remember some of our dances that we did on the court, or the number of times people fell.”

While the girl’s season has come to an end PHS is still hosting state, meaning more responsibilities for the Palatine teams.

“We get to school at 7:30 every morning to make sure there is no trash on the courts, that all the nets are at the correct height, and more.” Koshy said. “Throughout the day we help the players find things like the bathroom or trainers and help keep the games moving along.”

With majority of the varsity team being seniors, next season will bring in a large number of new players.

“The team next year will be almost entirely different,” Koshy said. “I hope that all the girls get along as well as we did, and that they have an amazing season.”

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
About the Writer
Caroline Philbin, Sports Editor

Caroline Philbin is a senior at Palatine who enjoys photography and journalism. She plans to attend Loyola University, Chicago with a major in journalism...

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




*

Navigate Left
  • Girls tennis wraps up another successful season

    Contest

    Apply to be on the 2019-2020 staff!

  • Girls tennis wraps up another successful season

    News

    PHS hosts safety night for outgoing seniors

  • Girls tennis wraps up another successful season

    Uncategorized

    2018-2019 awards and recognition!

  • Girls tennis wraps up another successful season

    Short Films

    Palatine High School travels to IHSA State Journalism competition

  • Girls tennis wraps up another successful season

    Sports

    Check out this crazy goal!

  • Girls tennis wraps up another successful season

    Sports

    4th annual Distance Night a success

  • Girls tennis wraps up another successful season

    Short Films

    Distance Night this Saturday

  • Girls tennis wraps up another successful season

    Features

    Prom tickets will be sold online

  • Girls tennis wraps up another successful season

    News

    Palatine Library needs more funding

  • Girls tennis wraps up another successful season

    Art & Entertainment

    Why the ‘80s were the best years of film restoration

Navigate Right
Palatine High School's student news site.
Girls tennis wraps up another successful season