KHS duo make one giant leap for tennis at State
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.â€”Not only did KHS tennis athletes make their way into the history books, they added a chapter.
Lady Knights duo Lindsay Jurcenko and Amelia Napiorkowski repped the Kaneland area during Thursday’s action in the IHSA State tennis meet and earned the first win in school history.
Jurcenko and Napiorkowski went 1-2 in Thursday’s action that included Kaneland’s first State match win in school history.
The unit earned a berth at the state final in the northwest suburbs after a fourth-place showing at the St. Charles East Sectional, and had their first meeting on Thursday against Rosary’s Angelina Goheen and Katie King. Rosary’s tandem emerged victorious in a 6-1, 6-2 battle.
Jurcenko and Napiorkowski defeated Hampshire’s team of Kendall Walker and Taylor Zilch 6-0, 6-4. The third match was an elimination loss to Emma Peck and Bethany Sexton of Danville by a final of 6-0, 7-6.
Marika Cusick & Caroline Lorenzini of Hinsdale Central won the doubles title.
With the conclusion of the State finals, Kaneland tennis and Coach Tim Larsen say goodbye to Jurcenko and fellow seniors Sierra Cruz, Caiti Ellefson and Meg Hanlon.