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Girls tennis team ready to challenge for Metro title this season

March 14, 2023


The girls tennis team will return to the court this month with high hopes. The Warriors ended the 2022 season as the runner-up in the Metro tournament and finished fifth at the State Championships. 

The Warriors will be led by sophomore Grace Greenwald, who placed third in the state tournament last year in the No.1 singles with a 21-10 record. Greenwald is ready for the season to start up again.

“I am really looking forward to the team dynamic and also just being able to play a ton of matches,” Greenwald said.

Head coach Bart Jeseritz is excited for his second season and is thrilled to see what great things the tennis team will do this year.

Goal for the season is a top five season for the team.  We have very skilled players and can absolutely achieve that.” Jeseritz said.

The Warriors also have a couple freshmen joining the tennis team this year. Freshman Fiona Tobin is looking forward to her first year on the court.

“This is my first year playing tennis so this season I am really just looking to grow as a player. I am also looking forward to getting closer with the team and coach,”  Tobin said. 

Freshman Anika Gutta is also ready to compete against the other Metro schools this season. 

“I am very much looking forward to the season. I am really just excited to go play, get closer with the team and go against other schools.” Gutta said.

There are also things that Westside wants to do differently this year to not only play better, but  to also enjoy their season.

“One thing I want to do this season is to just have more fun and not get too stressed about the outcome of my matches,” Greenwald said.

Westside will challenge Marian again for the Metro title. Coach Jeseritz believes the tennis team can take the next step to a championship.

I don’t know that there is anything specific I am looking to do differently than last year,“ Jeseritz said. “WIth it being my second year as the head coach I am just much more confident of everything I’m doing.Top to bottom we have an amazing group of girls, and I’m very excited to be their coach this year.” 

Westside will have their first tennis match at Marian high school on Tuesday, March 21.


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