Game, set, match: Women’s tennis off to record-breaking start

Junior Maya Amjadi volleys a ball.

So far this season, the women’s tennis team is off to a record breaking start. This being the first winning season since about 10 years ago, the Tigers hold a 5-3 record so far in their conference. The Tigers are lead by senior team captain Katie Todd and junior team captain Hannah Mallaro. Different from last year, there are two additions to the team that bring fresh talent. Maya Amjadi and Ariana Mitra joined the team, playing the 5 and 6 spots on the varsity team.

Playing in her last year of high school tennis, Todd has high hopes for the team.

“A lot of the team put in extra hours this winter to really give us an edge, and we all have a greater commitment this year to really advancing our games,” Todd said.

The Tigers already have a record breaking season, so there’s hope of taking several players to the state tournament if not the whole team.

Junior Halle Benson is working hard to make this season as good as possible.

“We are expecting to have a really good match with Senior, and we are ready to go out and give it our all,” Benson said.

The Tigers have defeated Dubuque Wahlert and Hempstead and Cedar Rapids Washington — all of which are known to be power houses in men’s and women’s tennis. The Tigers next match is Tuesday, April 26 at 4 p.m. at home against Cedar Rapids Xavier.

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