After Monday’s tennis practice, Ingrid Owczarzak went home to prepare for Tuesday’s Academic Super Bowl qualifier — both English and science.
The Region features plenty of girls tennis talent. See which players to look out for in 2022.
Muster girls tennis looks to extend their streak of 44-straight section titles, but this time with new coach Carl Davis and a young roster.
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The Munster doubles team of Charlie Morton and Danny Sroka went about as far as they could without winning a state title.
Junior Danny Sroka and senior Charlie Morton have big goals this weekend that go beyond just winning an individual state championship.
"Our goal at the beginning of the season was to rally the ‘Stangs back to Indy and make a state run. We did that. I’m super proud of what a great season we had. I couldn’t ask for anything better.”
Michael Fesko watched Munster’s run to the state quarterfinals a year ago from the sidelines.
The Munster freshman isn’t a tournament player, believing it hurts his game.
The Mustangs have won a state-record 38 regional titles with Wednesday's win over Crown Point.
A rivalry on the court turned friendly when Lake Central and Lowell started raising money for Operation Combat Bikesaver. The event returned in 2021 after being canceled due to COVID-19 last year.
The Duneland Athletic Conference figures to have a battle for its conference championship this season.
The Vikings are taking competition to a new level. If a player wins a match against his coach, the team will get free ice cream. Behind three seniors, Illiana Christian looks to elevate its program.
“I had the most fun this year. The team was great. I’m very happy I was here for my senior season,” Pastoret said.
It’s just another match for Rose Pastoret. She and her family are accustomed to playing for state titles.
“St. Joe played really well today, so I give them a lot of credit ," CP coach Brian Elston said. "They showed up and played very well. We played a good match, but St. Joe was dominant.”
“It’s been a climb,” Bulldogs coach Brian Elston said. “Munster’s always had that answer to us every year and we finally knocked on the door hard enough to get in.”
The Trojans blanked Wheeler 5-0 Friday to win their first sectional since 2015.
Dana Savarino, an all-stater in doubles two years ago, is 10-0 in singles in her final prep season.
“I’ve been playing for almost 10 years and there hasn't been a day where I didn’t love it. It keeps me fit. It keeps me mentally healthy. It keeps me physically healthy,” Gina Chiarella said.
“It’s something everybody on our team has worked for and used as motivation in years past,” Bulldogs sophomore Alex Barron said. “It’s kind of a big achievement. I’m really happy about this.”
“I’m definitely confident in saying we’re still at least one of the big dogs around here, if not the big dog,” Munster's Addy Klawitter said.
“It’s much, much better. Thank you, God. It’s been a long haul but I’m finally doing good,” Peyton Martinson said.
“School puts a lot of stress on me so (tennis) is just a way to relieve that stress. Hitting the ball is really good therapy for me. I love it,” Kankakee Valley's Taylor Schultz said.
Here's a look at the top girls tennis players to watch this spring.