Tennis builds off strong start to the season

Boys tennis looks to finish a successful season after placing high within two tournaments.
The Knights started the season 4-0, but undesirable weather has created a lot of problems for match scheduling.
“So far our tennis team has been off to a hot start. Many matches have been cancelled due to poor weather conditions, so we have a lot of make ups to get done,” said senior Joe Kizhakkadathu
Not only have the boys performed well within head to head matchups, but they have also placed high in the Lakes and Grayslake tournaments that they competed in.
“So far we have been in two tournaments. In the Lakes Invite, I took first and our team took first as well. At our most recent tournament, the GNHS/GCHS Tournament, I took second and as a team we took second. Hopefully, the trend continues,” Kizhakkedathu said.
With Conference and Sectionals right around the corner, the Knights have put a lot of work into improving their skills.
“[We’ve had] a lot of practice and repetition to get to where we are today. Proof of that being I went from fourth doubles last year to second this year,” said senior Mitch Grubbs.
The boys have high expectations for themselves in the playoffs and look to continue working hard on and off the court to continue their successful season in the postseason.
“We just have to keep on grinding at practice, get better every day. We’re creating a strong team bond that won’t be broken because the better our chemistry the better we can play together and win,” Kizhakkedathu said.