Q&A with Girls Tennis Coach Kelly


Max Chrestenson, Writer

Q: What is your opinion on having no state series and does that have an affect on any of

the players?

A: I wish there was going to be a state series for those athletes that have worked hard and

made it to the state level however I understand the circumstance this year and why there

cannot be one.


Q: What is your overall feeling on the team this year?

A: I am extremely happy with our team this year, although our wins may not show success

these girls give 100% at every practice and match. They all push each other and want

each other to do well. We received a lot of new tennis players this year which is

awesome and I am so proud of each and every one of them for all the hard work they

have put in.


Q: How has the season gone so far?

A: Our season has been up and down, our conference is very tough and we play a lot of

state ranked players in our area. We did pull out a conference win over East Peoria.


Q: Have there been any big wins so far?

A: I would not say we have had any big team wins but we did have a Doubles team beat

Dunlap in a tie breaker match which was very exciting.  We also had wins over Corner Stone Christian Academy, Kewanee and Peoria High

(Back) Lauren Swanson, Gabby Ford, Olivia Kelly, Makell Taylor, Claire Kocher, Coach Kelly (Front) Judi Georges, Ellie West, Olivia Lewellen, Mallary Helmig)