Team still able to win some despite being short-handed

First doubles junior Daniel Lamperis and senior Kyle Gravit celebrating during a match against West Aurora.

By Stephanie Bowie, Reporter

The boys varsity tennis team finished fourth in their match competing in the UEC Singles/ Doubles championships on May 13.

“My expectations were high, we haven’t had a day off,” first doubles athlete senior Kyle Gravit said.

The boys have been having a rocky season so far.

They lost their most recent home match against West Aurora on May 9.

“We’ve had a lot of hard defeats and close victories, and we haven’t had a full team all year so it’s been tough but we’ve been working hard,” first doubles junior Daniel Lamperis said.

The team has been working to their best capability, since they lack a full team.

We have been short-handed for most of the season but we do have wins against Plainfield East and Larkin and had a third place finish at second doubles (Josh Babor and Patrick McCormack) at the Willowbrook 8 team invite.  We also had ties against Hoffman Estates and Lisle,” said Toms.

The boys have had to reschedule matches due to rain.

“The season has been somewhat of a struggle,” said coach Fred Toms.

They’ve had one win throughout the season.

The boys compete for sectionals on Friday and Saturday, and will compete for state finals on May 27 and May 29.