Girls Tennis prevails despite court rebuilding setback


Sabrina Huang

Varsity players Katherine Liu (‘19) and Aafreen Sajid (‘19) exchange high fives after a victorious doubles match on August 30.

Neha Ajjampore, Features Editor

The Girls Tennis season began early this August; their first meeting was held in the auxiliary gym on August 7. After three days of whole-group practice, the athletes broke up into five teams: Varsity, Varsity Reserve, JV Silver, JV Blue, and JV White. The sport is no-cut, so everyone gets a chance to play with others at their level. With over one hundred members, the BCHS Girls Tennis Team is one of the largest in the state of Wisconsin.

One of the biggest challenges that the tennis players have faced is the inability to use the BC tennis courts. Over the decades, the courts have tolerated countless practices, matches, and natural occurrences. Eventually, massive cracks appeared on the courts, slicing through them from one end to the other, making it impossible to fairly play points during tennis matches.

This year, the courts were finally torn up and rebuilt. However, renovation started very late in the summer; the courts weren’t finished until late in the season. To compensate, the tennis teams have been practicing and holding matches either at Wirth Park or at Wisconsin Hills. Difficulties in transporation have arisn from this, especially for those who cannot or do not drive to school.

Nevertheless, the athletes are currently representing Brookfield Central well, having played several matches, quads, and invites already. Good luck to the Lancers as they wrap up the season!