by Mike Slodki
Heading into postseason, the KHS tennis crew had to deal with not only opposing teams, but the elements.
Fridayâ€™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 Bataviaâ€™s Kim Sawyer after previously defeating Yorkvilleâ€™s Ashley Nelson.
â€œThe first set, she just hit everything back,â€ Jurcenko said. â€œIt 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.â€
No. 1 doubles team Olivia Emmanouil and Liz Webb won over Rochelleâ€™s Elizabeth LaFleur and Mikaela Rogers before losing in the third-place match to Bataviaâ€™s Kaitlin Mills and Michelle Sapyta.
Saturday, Oct. 17,has Kaneland at the St. Charles East sectional.