Lady Knights lose opening two skirmishes

By on August 27, 2009

by Mike Slodki
The effort was there, the preferred end result was not, however.

Rosary defeated the Kaneland High School tennis squad in the season opener on Monday in Maple Park by a 5-1 final.

Tuesday also saw a 3-2 loss to the Wheaton Academy Warriors.

The lone win was a 7-6, 3-6, 7-5 doubles win by No. 3 combination Tessa Kuipers and Mel Mazuc.

“Today was a tough start for our team,” KHS coach Tim Larsen said. “Rosary has some talented players. But we found some things to work on in order to be ready for our conference season.”

The JV crew dropped a 6-1 result to Rosary, played out at Marmion Academy in Aurora. No.3 doubles team Jordyn Withey and Jess Woodward earned the lone win with a 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 result.

In West Chicago, No.1 singles entry Lindsay Jurcenko took a 6-3, 6-3 affair from Emmy Gaffey, while Amelia Napiorkowski won her No.2 singles matchup with a 6-4, 6-3 effort.

Wheaton Academy swept the doubles slater on Tuesday.

Thursday, Aug. 27, marks the next varsity challenge, with a trip to Marengo.