2000 Tennis Schedule
Day Date Opponent Time H A
Tuesday 8/22/00 Rosary (Varsity) 9:00 AM A
Tuesday 8/22/00 Rosary (JV) 9:00 AM H
Thursday 8/24/00 Marengo 4:30 PM H
Tuesday 8/29/00 Wheaton Academy 4:30 PM A
Tuesday 9/5/00 Riverside Brookfield 4:30 PM H
Thursday 9/7/00 Sycamore 4:30 PM A
Saturday 9/9/00 Rosary F-S Quad 8:00 AM A
Monday 9/11/00 East Aurora 4:30 PM H
Tuesday 9/12/00 Lemont 4:30 PM H
Thursday 9/14/00 Yorkville 4:30 PM A
Saturday 9/16/00 Yorkville-V 9:00 AM A
Saturday 9/16/00 Kaneland Quad-JV 9:00 AM H
Tuesday 9/19/00 Lisle 4:30 PM A
Wednesday 9/20/00 Mendota 4:30 PM H
Thursday 9/21/00 Elmwood Park 4:30 PM A
Thursday 9/28/00 St Francis 4:30 PM H
Saturday 9/30/00 SPC JV Tourn @ Yorkville 9:00 AM A
Monday 10/2/00 Rochelle 4:00 PM A
Tuesday 10/3/00 Batavia 4:30 PM A
Friday 10/6/00 Sycamore (V) 3:00 PM A
Saturday 10/7/00 Sycamore (V) 9:00 AM A
Tuesday 10/10/00 DeKalb 4:30 PM A
Friday 10/13/00 Sectionals   TBA
Friday 10/20/00 State Games   A

Tennis Team Fundraiser

The Lady Knights Tennis team will hold their annual CAR WASH at the Maple Park Fire Barn this Saturday, September 2nd from 10 a.m. to noon. Eliminate one Saturday chore and let the team hand wash and dry your car! You can even leave your car with us while you visit the festivities across the street at the Maple Park Fun Fest. Your donations for our services are welcomed and will go towards team supplies and uniforms throughout the season.

If you can't make the car wash, the Lady Knights look forward to meeting you at the Maple Park Fun Fest Parade where they will be passing out sports programs. Hope to see you this weekend!


Kaneland 1 - Rosary 6

After only four practices the Lady Knights had their first match. The girls played extremely well" said coach Cindy Miller. "I am very proud of these girls today we are stronger and deeper than past years, but still have some things to learn" said Coach Cindy Miller

Singles Scores
Player Winner Set 1 Set 2 Set 3
Kara Miller K 6-2 6-3  
Kelly Hatch R 2-6 6-4 4-6
Megan Gruber R 1-6 1-6  
Rachel Zimmer R 0-6 3-6  

Doubles Scores
Player Winner Set 1 Set 2 Set 3
Lauren Hibbard
Nicole Runde
R 4-6 6-4 0-6
Rachel Clark
Jolene Gruenke
R 2-6 4-6  
Michelle Albrecht
Becky Faber
R 6-4 3-6 7-5

Kaneland 5 - Marengo 2

This was a great match for us. All of our team played well today. Marengo has a nice team but we just had a lot more experience. Kara Miller (#1 singles) and Kelly Hatch (#2 singles) played very smart tennis on a hot day. Our doubles teams dominated the doubles matches. Great performances by Lauren & Nicole, Rachel & Jolene, and Becky & Michelle. JV won and played a good match also.

Varsity Singles Scores
Player Winner Set 1 Set 2 Set 3
Kara Miller K 6-1 7-6 7-4
Kelly Hatch K 6-4 6-1  
Elysia Troc M 4-6 2-6  

Varsity Doubles Scores
Player Winner Set 1 Set 2 Set 3
Lauren Hibbard
Nicole Runde
K 6-3 6-4  
Rachel Clark
Jolene Gruenke
M 5-7 3-6  
Michelle Albrecht
Becky Faber
K 6-2 6-1  
Megan Gruber
Rachel Zimmer
K 6-4 6-2  

Kaneland 4 - Oswego 3

In high nineties scorching heat, the Lady Knights won their meet against Oswego 4-3. All three singles teams showed consistency and tremendous endurance against a strong team. Junior Kara Miller, first singles, won in a three set match 6-2, 7-6, 7-3. Barbara Mnich also showed terrific stamina in a three set match winning 6-4, 4-6, 6-2. Finally, freshman Kelly Hatch, playing her fourth match ever, continued to show great skill defeating her opponent 6-1, 6-0. Hatch was also named the Elburn Herald's "Athlete of the Week."

Doubles team Rachel Clark and Jolene Gruenke went to a third set bringing in the fourth point with their 6-3, 3-6, 7-4. Although ultimately defeated, duos Amanda Claesson and Lauren Hibbard and Michelle Albrecht and Becky Faber played three tough sets in unbearable heat and humidity against strong opponents.

The JV team was just as successful with a 5-3 victory. Second singles Kristina Vallo got her victory with a solid 8-3, as number 3 Becky Hankes did the same with an 8-2. Third doubles Vanessa Troc and Erin Arno smashed their competition 8-0. Fourth duo Shayna Siebens and Tonya Hardy fought a hard, close match winning 6-5. And finally Jennifer Johnson and Chiara Nudo played great tennis winning 6-4.

Coach Miller praised, "The girls really beat the odds. They played so well against a very good Oswego team."

Kaneland 0 - Wheaton Academy 5

The Lady Knights faced a tough loss in their battle again Wheaton Academy losing 0-5. Coach Miller said, "This was a tough match to lose. I've seen us play much better tennis than what we did today." Third singles Kelly Hatch went to three sets after she won her first set 7-5, and lost the second 4-6. Today's loss for the team dropped the varsity record to 1-2 so far this season.

The Junior Varsity team had better luck pulling a 3-3 tie. Fourth singles Alyssa Bevans dominated singles play winning 8-4. Both doubles teams scored victories with number one team Rachel Clark and Jolene Gruenke winning 8-5, and second doubles duo Becky Faber and Michelle Albrecht bringing in an 8-4 win. Coach Miller commended today's winners for playing extremely well.

Kaneland 7 - Riverside Brookfield 0

The Lady Knights were back on track with their sweeping win over Riverside-Brookfield. Every varsity player won their match in just two sets bringing the team's record to 3-2. "Even though conditions were chilly, the girls played well," praised Coach Cindy Miller. Number one Kara Miller won 6-3, 6-4, and second singles Barbara Mnich had a solid 6-1, 6-1. Kelly Hatch, third doubles, had no trouble dominating her competition with a 6-0, 6-0 win.

In doubles play, number one team Nicole Runde and Lauren Hibbard posted an impressive 6-1, 6-0. Seconds Megan Gruber and Rachel Zimmer brought in the fourth point with a 6-3, 6-4 win. Rachel Clark and Jolene Gruenke, third doubles, won with a solid 6-1, 6-2, and finally Michelle Albrecht and Becky Faber swept their opponents 6-0, 6-1.

Junior Varsity also had little trouble dominating their opponents winning 8-1 in single set matches. None of the matches went to a second set. Number two singles Kristina Vallo and third singles Becky Hankes both won their matches 8-4. Vanessa Troc and Erin Arno posted an 8-3, and Tabitha Buchwald and Michelle Faber brought in the fourth point with their 6-4. The Emily Schmidt/ Amanda Claesson team, and Tara VandeLinde/Alyssa Bevans duo both won 8-6. Winners Tonya Hardy and Shayna Siebens scored a 5-2, and the team of Jennifer Johnson and Chiara Nudo brought in a 6-2, bringing the JV team's total points to 8. The team is preparing for Thursday's match against Sycamore.

Kaneland 0 - Sycamore 7

The Lady Knights Varsity Tennis team faced a disappointing loss to Sycamore when they were unable to score. Coach Cindy Miller remarked, "Even though the scores don't show it, we had some great points."Michelle Albrecht and Becky Faber did go to a third set, but ultimately lost to their opponents. Today's loss brought the team's record to 2-3 overall, and 1-1 for conference.

The JV team had better luck as they scored two points in their singles lineup. Third singles Becky Hankes won her two set match 7-5, 6-0 using her strong serves to get the edge. Tara VanderLinde, playing 4th singles in a single set match earned the team's second point with a very respectable 8-2. In doubles play, Shayna Siebens and Tonya Hardy went to a third set after playing two tough matches (4-6, 6-3) but ultimately lost 5-7. Coach Jim Butler praised the Siebens and Hardy team for consistently doing a nice job on the court. Today's meet brought the JV team's record to 3-2 overall, and 1-1 in conference.

Rosary F-S Squad

West Aurora 13 Kaneland 11 Rosary 9 Montini 3

The Junior Varsity Lady Knights Tennis team placed second overall in the tournament hosted by Rosary. Freshman Kelly Hatch, first singles, and sophomore Kristina Vallo, third singles had the distinction of placing first overall in singles positions.

In Round 1 play, Kaneland tied Rosary 3-3. First singles Kelly Hatch earned a solid 6-2, 6-0, and Kristina Vallo, third singles won 6-2, 6-2.

Second doubles Becky Hankes and Tara VandeLinde won their hard fought three set match 4-6, 7-5, 7-5.

Round 2 placed Kaneland against Montini winning 5-1. Kelly Hatch at first singles, blanked her opponent 6-0, 6-0 as did second singles Elysia Troc. Kristina Vallo playing third singles, won in two sets 6-4, 6-1. In doubles play, first doubles Emily Schmidt and Amanda Claeson brought in point 4 with their 6-3, 6-0 and finally third doubles Vanessa Troc and Erin Arno scored an impressive 6-1, 6-0.

Finally, moving to Round 3, Kaneland played West Aurora, traditionally one of the best tennis teams in the state. JV made Kaneland history when they tied West 3-3. Again, strong singles players Kelly Hatch (7-6, 6-3) and Kristina Vallo (6-4, 6-1) secured their place as first in their category with their wins. Third doubles team Vanessa Troc and Erin Arno battled three sets winning 4-6, 6-2, 7-3.

The team hopes to keep up their momentum as they face Lemont at home next week.

Kaneland vs. East Aurora

Kaneland 4 - Lemont 3

The Lady Knights had a great win tonight bringing their conference record to 4-3. All singles were victorious in overcoming their opponents. Kara Miller, first singles won an easy 6-1, 6-1. Second singles Barbara Mnich fought through her three set match winning 6-2, 2-6, 6-2. And Kelly Hatch brought in the third singles point winning 6-2, 6-3. First doubles duo Nicole Runde and Lauren Hibbard teamed up to post the final 6-3, 6-4 win. Coach Miller commented, "The team did a nice job executing their serves tonight and getting to the net."

JV also took down their opponents gaining four wins in singles play alone and a fifth in doubles. Elysia Troc, first singles went to a three set match, winning 7-6, 4-6, 7-2. Second Kristina Vallo won her two set match 6-2, 6-2, as did third Becky Hankes, posting a 6-4, 5-4. Darkness hampered the final two matches from going to two sets, but Tara VandeLinde managed to walk away with her single game 6-0. Doubles team Shayna Siebens and Tonya Hardy brought in the final point with a close 4-3 single set. Today's win brought the JV's conference record to 2-1.

Kaneland 3 - Yorkville 4


The Lady Knights fell to Yorkville by 1 in their Tuesday's match. Kara Miller, number one singles, fought a long and hard match winning 6-4, 7-5. Barbara Mnich went to a three set match finally succumbing to her opponent 6-0, 3-6, 3-7 and was praised by Coach Miller for playing with a lot of poise. Third singles Kelly Hatch brought in the second point after going to a tough third set, finally winning 4-6, 6-2, 7-6. Lauren Hibbard and Nicole Runde, first doubles brought in the final point after an intense three hour, three set match. Coach Miller remarked that the girls played at their highest level of the season to date and deserved to win their hard fought match.Their final scores were 7-6, 6-7, 6-2. After today's meet, the team's record is at 4-4 and conference record at 2-2.

Junior Varsity

In Junior Varsity play third singles Becky Hankes played a challenging match winning 9-7 in straight sets. Tara VandeLinde also defeated her opponent 6-3. Number three doubles Michelle Faber and Tabitha Buchwald brought in the only doubles point with a close and hard fought 8-7. However, as Coach Miller noted, the doubles teams had some very close matches and despite not winning, they played tell. Tonight's match brought the JV's record to 4-3 overall, and 1-2 in conference.

Kaneland Quad JV

Kaneland 3 - Lisle 2

The Lady Knights picked up another win for their record on Tuesday night when they defeated Lisle 3-2. Second singles Barbara Mnich won with an impressive 6-1, 6-1 as did third singles Kelly Hatch when she blanked her opponent 6-0, 6-0. Second doubles Megan Gruber and Rachel Zimmer also earned a solid 6-1, 6-1 grabbing the third point. Tonight's meet brought the team's match record to 5-4 for the season.

JV Kaneland 2 - JV Lisle 3

The JV tennis team lost by one game tonight as they each played 8 game pro sets. Becky Hankes, playing third singles won with a strong 8-2. as did number one doubles Emily Schmidt and Amanda Claesson. Rachel Clark and Jolee Gruenke went to three sets winning the first 6-3, losing the second a close 4-6, and the third 4-6. Both teams are gearing up for Thursday's conference match against Elmwood Park.

Kaneland 6 - Mendota 1

The Lady Knights had another great day on the courts as they captured six wins over their opponent Mendota. Number two singles Barbara Mnich won her two sets 6-1, 6-4, and third singles Kelly Hatch posted a solid 6-2, 6-0 win.

Doubles teams swept the competition with all four pairs winning their two set matches with respectable margins. Playing number one doubles, Nicole Runde and Megan Gruber scored an impressive 6-0, 6-1 as did second doubles Rachel Clark and Jolene Gruenke. Third doubles Michelle Albrecht and Becky Faber scored point 5 with their 6-0, 6-3 win, and finally fourth doubles Emily Schmidt and Amanda Claesson brought in the sixth point with their two set 6-1, 6-4. Tonight's win brought the varsity's record to 7-4 overall.

Junior Varsity also won their match 2-1 in single set play. First singles Kristina Vallo defeated her opponent 8-4. Second doubles Shayna Siebens and Tonya Hardy blanked their competition 8-0. Today's game brought the JV record to 6-4, and 2-2 in conference.

Kaneland 7 - Elmwood Park 0

The Lady Knights walked away with 7 points from their Elmwood Park meet Thursday night. Kara Miller, first singles, won her two set match 6-2, 6-3. Barbara Mnich at second singles posted an easy 6-1, 6-0, as did third singles Kelly Hatch (6-1, 6-1). In doubles play the opponent forfeited both third and fourth doubles matches. Scoring two more points were number one duo Nicole Runde and Lauren Hibbard (6-4, 6-1) and second doubles Megan Gruber and Rachel Zimmer (6-1, 6-4). Coach Miller was glad to have the win, bringing the season record to 6-4, but noted that this was not a highly competitive match.

The Junior Varsity Team also walked away with a solid 5-1 bringing their season record up to 5-4. In single set matches, second singles Kristina Vallo downed her competition 8-1. Third singles Rachel Clark posted an 8-4. In doubles play all three teams won with good margins. First doubles Emily Schmidt and Amanda Claesson defeated their opponents 8-3 as did number two team Vanessa Troc and Erin Arno with their 8-4. Finally Tabitha Buchwald and Michelle Faber brought in the fifth point with an 8-3. Jim Butler, JV coach noted that the JV is progressing nicely this fall which will contribute to a strong team for the 2001 season.

Kaneland 3 - St Francis 4

The Lady Knights lost by one in their meet against Wheaton St. Francis. Third singles Kelly Hatch brought in a strong 6-2, 6-2 for the team. In doubles play, number 2 team Rachel Clark and Jolene Gruenke went to three sets winning the last two 7-6, 10-8. Finally, Michelle Albrecht and Becky Faber won their two set match 6-4, 6-2. Today's loss brought the team's record to 7-5.

The JV Lady Knights played straight sets and lost 1-4. Third singles Becky Hankes brought in the single win for Kaneland, defeating her opponent 5-1. Today's meet brought the team's record to 6-5.

Suburban Prairie Conference
White Division Tournament

Kaneland vs. Rochelle

Kaneland 0 - Batavia 7

The Lady Knights faced another disappointing loss after a tough match against Batavia. Second Barbara Mnich did go to three sets after winning set one 7-6 but ultimately was defeated. Kelly Hatch, number three singles, also went to three sets after winning her first set 6-2, but lost with a close 6-8.

The JV Lady Knights took two points, both won by doubles teams. Second doubles Vanessa Troc and Erin Arno played a tough match and won 8-6. Shayna Siebens and Tonya Hardy, playing fourth doubles also had a solid 8-2 win. JV's record is not 7-6 and 2-2 in conference.

The team is gearing up for their participation in the Suburban White Prairie Conference this weekend.

Kaneland vs. Sycamore V

Kaneland vs. Sycamore V

Kaneland 1 - Dekalb 6

The Lady Knights formidable opponent as they played Dekalb High School. Although the team lost, Coach Miller commented, "We played this team much better than I thought we would. DeKalb has alot of depth in their team." Miller also praised second singles Barbara Mnich for playing an outstanding match. Barbara went to three sets winning the first 6-2, losing the second 2-6, and then fighting a third to win 7-5. Mnich brought in the only win for the varsity.

In JV play,the team scored one better than varsity, scoring two points to DeKalb's 5 in one singles and one doubles win. Second singles Becky Hankes blanked her competition 8-0 in a straight set. Doubles team Michelle Faber and Tara VandeLinde defeated their opponents 4-2. The team's record to date is 7-7, and 2-2 in conference.

2000 Tennis Roster
Name Year
VandeLinde, Tara 9
Hatch, Kelly 9
Nudo, Chiara 9
Albrecht, Michelle 10
Claesson, Amanda 10
Hankes, Rebecca 10
Hardy, Tonya 10
Johnson, Jennifer 10
Minor, Megan 10
Schmidt, Emily 10
Siebens, Shayna 10
Troc, Elysia 10
Vallo, Kristina 10
Gruenke, Jolene 11
Arno, Erin 11
Bevans, Alyssa 11
Gruber, Megan 11
Miller, Kara 11
Buchwald, Tabitha 12
Clark, Rachel 12
Faber, Becky 12
Faber, Michelle 12
Hibbard, Lauren 12
Runde, Nicole 12
Troc, Vanessa 12
Zimmer, Rachel 12

Coached By: Cindy Miller
Assisted By: Jim Butler

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