Queens of the Court
Coach Keith Mills

The varsity tennis team followed their 2021 3rd place finish with another very successful season — finishing in 6th place at the 2022 IHSA Class A Tournament. A whopping 163 teams entered the tournament starting with Sectionals. The Lady Trojans battled Fenwick, who later won State, in Sectionals, but still qualified three entries into the State Tourney. This was the second year in a row the team finished in the top ten and the 16 points earned were the second most in school history. The Lady Trojans were just three points shy of gaining another trophy. 

Junior Crystina Lee led the way by taking 6th place in singles. It was a grueling three days for Crystina, playing 5 matches in 48 hours and then coming back Saturday to play two more. This ties the highest placing in singles in school history (tying Abygale Ahn, Class of 2019) and is quite an accomplishment, considering over 300 players entered the singles draw starting with Sectionals. 

Junior Crystina Lee led the way by taking 6th place in singles.

Sophomore Jane Carter picked up 4 key points with two wins in the singles competition, eventually losing two very close matches on Friday. She gained valuable experience for the next two years. 

The doubles duo of junior Clarissa Chen and senior Angie Tornabene went 3-2, eventually losing a third set tiebreak to a top-seeded team from Danville. They finished in the top 16. This was the second year in a row both girls played at State with Angie playing singles last year. All four entrants were named to the All-State Team for the second year
in a row! 

In addition to the team’s on-court accomplishments, the goal is to leave a positive impression on everyone we meet. Parents and coaches from other teams often express that our team is so polite and nice. Although we like winning, we want first to represent ourselves in a Christ-like manner. The outlook looks good for 2023 with 8 of the 12 varsity team members returning, including our top three!


The varsity netters wrapped up a very successful season with a 14-3 dual meet record. They won the Ottawa Invite, Willowbrook Invite, Lockport Invite, 2nd at the Elk Grove tourney, and capped it off with a MSC conference title.

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