The girls tennis starts in the next week. Here are five players to watch around the Kane County Chronicle coverage area.
Smita Dhar/Caroline Donati, St. Charles East, doubles
Dhar and Donati qualified for state last fall, had there been a state meet, and will lead the Saints this season after the graduation of a solid duo of Hannah Chapman and Megan Conroy.
Leah Puttin/Bella Lins, Batavia, doubles
This top duo earned state-qualifying spots and are closing in 100 career wins.
Maddie Hoden/Elen Ryson, St. Francis, doubles
Hoden and Ryson were first team all-state selections and will look to build upon a great team showing last season.
Julia Turek, St. Francis, singles
Turek missed most of last season due to injury, but can’t be overlooked as the Spartans’ usual No. 1 singles player when healthy.
Maddie Chaggaris, St. Charles North, singles
Chaggaris spent ample time playing some highly-competitive singles matches for the North Stars last fall as a freshman. She has impressed coaches in the past and it’s expected to continue.
Source: The Daily Chronicle