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Tennis

Girls tennis sends six players to sectional play

Will Wambo, Staff Writer November 8, 2019

Sending six players to sectionals, the Kits used their underdog mentality to create playoff success. “In sectionals, Evanston is the underdog and many teams count us out before we play, so my mindset...

Ready to prove themselves: how the tennis team looks to create a season to remember

Michael Barthelemy, Sports Editor September 27, 2019

Coming into this season with a fairly young side, the girls tennis team has chosen to embrace the underdog role that has been thrown at them rather than to run from it. Playing into the role of a Cinderella...

Risin into Fall: Girls Tennis

Hailey Fine, Sports Editor August 21, 2019

Girls tennis is getting a fresh start with new head coach Leanne Baker and almost an entirely new varsity team.  Although this may pose a challenge, the girls have been working all summer in order...

Senior co-captain Max Johnson works on his swing.

Offseason effort sparks excitement for boys tennis

Chris Werner, Sports Editor March 22, 2019

After a 2-5 record against CSL opponents last year and a third place finish at the CSL South tournament, the team has trained hard in the offseason and coach Marcus Plonus is excited about what could be...

Connor, Hedges go 2-2 at state

Michael Barthelemy and Chris Werner October 22, 2018

Evanston’s doubles team of seniors Margot Connor and Annie Hedges reached the second day of competition at the state tournament after going 2-1 on Thursday, but were knocked out after losing their first...

Seniors Margot Conner and Annie Hedges congratulate one another after a winning point during a regular season match versus New Trier.

ETHS tennis doubles team headed to state competition

Michael Barthelemy, Sports Writer October 15, 2018

On Saturday, Oct. 13, Evanston seniors and doubles pairing Margot Conner and Annie Hedges advanced past the sectional round, qualifying for the state tournament. The tandem have been successful this...

Freshman Julia Demopoulos hits her forehand.

Down Goncharova, up a supernova

Peter Barbato and Peter Gallun October 2, 2018

Strength in numbers. The key to Girls Tennis’ success is their depth. “I think this year is honestly the best team we’ve had skill-wise because we have a very deep roster,” senior captain...

Fallin’ into season: Girls Tennis

Chloe Haack, Staff Writer August 28, 2018

Evanston girls’ tennis lost their star player Anastasia Goncharova who is now attending UC Santa Barbara, but their resilience will help then bounce back quickly this fall. "Naturally, we'll miss...

Junior Andy Perez perfects his forehand.

As boys tennis roster size increases, so do expectations

Joey Eovaldi, Sports Editor March 23, 2018

Strength in numbers. In one of the largest turnouts for boys tennis in terms of size, five freshman made varsity. “Our main focus this year is to accommodate for each person on the team, from frosh/soph...

Annie Hedges returns a serve

Terminate the Titans

Chris Werner, Sports Editor September 22, 2017

Evanston has never beaten Glenbrook South under head coach Joyce Anderson, but today they have an opportunity to change that. “GBS is usually a really strong team,” Anderson said. “They usually...

Junior Cameron Behr prepares for an upcoming match

Senior class leaves big role to be filled for boys tennis

Diego Ramos-Torrescano, Sports Reporter March 17, 2017

Growing pains. With only four seniors returning to the team this year, boys tennis is going to need support from everyone on the team. After the 2016 spring season, boys tennis hopes to improve...

Junior up for Chicago Tribune Athlete of the Month

Junior up for Chicago Tribune Athlete of the Month

November 3, 2016

Calling all Wildkits! Junior Anastasia Goncharova, who recently took 2nd place at the IHSA tennis state finals, is one of 3 finalists for the Chicago Tribune Athlete of the Month for the North Shore,...