Girls’ tennis finds success thanks to hard work and a strong bond


Elena Buscher

Girls’ tennis takes on their opponents on the tennis courts.

The Metea Valley varsity girls’ tennis team took on DeKalb High School yesterday afternoon. The Mustangs took the win, going 7-0 for the day. Seniors Taylor Goldman and Isabella Palm, and junior Emma Doyle really showed off their skills, gaining winning sets for the team’s overall total. Even through the heat, they gave it all they had and showed their skills they have been working on during practice so far this season. 

“We have definitely been working together a lot at practice and working really hard to make sure we keep improving during the season,” Goldman said. Their success this season is demonstrated through the hard work they give in and out of practice. 

The varsity team this year is very close and has formed a bond that helps their performance. Having these strong connections gives the girls more motivation to succeed for the rest of their team.

“I think that this year, more than in the past years, we’ve had a really great bond going on throughout the season,” Doyle said. Without the strong bond that they have formed together, their enjoyment of this team and the sport would not come close to what it is now. It is one of the things that makes this year’s varsity team unique.

“We are always going out of our way to just talk to each other before and after practice and cheer each other on,” Doyle added. Support is especially important with the sport. Tennis is an individual sport, athletes are either playing in singles or doubles. Because of this, the support of others while competing is always appreciated as a reminder of the team aspect.

Due to their continued success, this year’s tennis team gives Metea high hopes for success in the postseason. The Mustangs will use yesterday’s win as motivation to continue their season and make their way into the DuPage Valley Conference Tournament. Their next match is today at 4:30 p.m. against Hinsdale South at Metea.