Team Stats

The 2008 Girls' Tennis Team was very successful.  First off, they were led by Singels State Qualifier, Junior Mackenzie Kraft.  Mackenzie qualified by placing 3rd in Singles during the Bloomington Sectional.  Mackenzie was Central Catholic's first State Qualifier since the 1996 Doubles Team of Annie Green-Mary Beth Ketchmark.
Tournament-wise, the Girls placed 2nd in the Effingham St. Anthony Class A Tournament and went undefeated in the Rantoul Doubles Invitational.  Dual matches provided a 12-3 record.
Besides Mackenzie's stellar year, we felt that this team had the most depth and talent of any team we had coached.  With 11 solid performers we specialized by having some play Singles or Doubles only.  Mackenzie and Hannah McCoy were the only players to consistently play both venues.
In Singles, Mackenzie Kraft posted a 11-5 record at #1 Singles, Kelsey Shanks was 14-6 at #2 Singles, Hannah McCoy was 10-1 at #3 Singles and Ali Wellman was 8-3 at #4 Singles.  #5 and #6 Singles were shared by Sarah Crawford (7-2), Melanie Weber (11-2), Rachel McAllister (6-4) and Melissa Nussbaum (3-0).
In Doubles Mackenzie Kraft/Hannah McCoy led the way at #1 with a 16-4 record.  Mary Kate O'Malley/Melissa Nussbaum posted a 5-4 record at #2 Doubles followed closely by Mary Kate Moews/Shannon Kelly with a 13-10 record at #3.
With returners Mackenzie Kraft, Ali Wellman, Melanie Weber, Mary Kate O'Malley, Rachel McAllister, Maggie Wieland and Katherine Burr, there will be a solid nucleus of players and talent for next year.