Tennis braves WSC Invite, looks to sectional

By on October 15, 2009

by Mike Slodki
Heading into postseason, the KHS tennis crew had to deal with not only opposing teams, but the elements.

Friday’s Western Sun Conference action was shelved due to rain, and everything had to be condensed to Saturday out at Kaneland and Sycamore High Schools. With the rain cleared but the wind still swirling, KHS finished fifth with six points. Geneva (30) took the title.

No. 1 singles entry Lindsay Jurcenko took fourth after the conference gathering. Jurcenko lost to Batavia’s Kim Sawyer after previously defeating Yorkville’s Ashley Nelson.

“The first set, she just hit everything back,” Jurcenko said. “It was frustrating to get the ball where I wanted it to go. It took me a while, but I was able to figure out how to get a drop shot in there, and it was mainly the key to winning.”

No. 1 doubles team Olivia Emmanouil and Liz Webb won over Rochelle’s Elizabeth LaFleur and Mikaela Rogers before losing in the third-place match to Batavia’s Kaitlin Mills and Michelle Sapyta.

Saturday, Oct. 17,has Kaneland at the St. Charles East sectional.