Girls tennis stays undefeated after rallying past Prairie

The top-ranked girls tennis team swept a 9-0 win against Cedar Rapids Prairie on April 15.

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Alyssa Skala

Ella DeYoung ’23 returns the ball after her opponents serve April 15.

Krisha Kapoor, Reporter

Both the chilly weather and the Prairie Hawks were no match for the girls tennis team. The Trojans celebrated a 9-0 dual win over the Hawks on April 15.

Sophomore Ella DeYoung took down Prairie’s Grace Hobson ’22 in two quick sets 6-0, 6-0. Jay Mascardo ’23 and Caroline Chandler ’21 also celebrated their 6-0, 6-0 wins in singles. 

The Trojans were just as successful in doubles. Caroline Mascardo ’22 and Lydia Shin ’23 paired up to defeat their opponents 6-2, 6-0. Additionally, Caroline Chandler ’21 and Maggie Shin ’24 won their match 6-1, 6-2. 

Jay attributes this success to the team’s chemistry. 

“The team atmosphere is definitely very comfortable and we are all really close with each other,” they said. “We support each other at tennis, in school and mentally.” 

Jay feels confident after the Trojan’s solid start and is looking forward to the road to state. 

“We will only get better from here on out,” they said.

The Trojans will look to improve their 4-0 record this Saturday in Dubuque against Western Dubuque and Dubuque Wahlert.