Photo: Kaneland varsity doubles partners Meg Hanlon (left) and Caiti Ellefsen warm up before their home match against Mendota on Monday. Photo by John DiDonna
by Mike Slodki
KANELANDâ€”Kaneland Lady Knights tennis is still holding its own at this season’s late juncture.
Rebounding from a dual loss to Sterling on Thursday, KHS handled non-conference foe Mendota on Monday in Maple Park.
The Lady Knights are now 8-6-1 in dual competition (3-2 NIB-12).
The lone win for Kaneland in Sterling was the doubles tandem of Lindsay Jurcenko and Amelia Napiorkowski, who won 6-3, 6-4.
Against the Lady Trojans, it was pro-set scoring due to more matches in the 7-0 win.
Caiti Ellefsen and Megan Hanlon, two of the seniors (along with Jurcenko and Sierra Cruz) honored on Monday afternoon, went about business as usual and didn’t let the modified scoring get to their heads in an 8-4 win.
“Not at all,” Hanlon said. “You just think of it as an extra-long set.”
Monday marked the final regular season home meet before NIB-12 conference action in Rochelle this weekend.
“I think we’ve improved a lot over the season,” Ellefsen said. “We’ve been getting better with aiming our shots and hitting them harder.”