Waterbreak interview with boys' tennis player freshman Mikey Gavrincea

Waterbreak interview with boys' tennis player freshman Mikey Gavrincea

May 26, 2017

Q: What has head coach Brad Rathe taught you in your short time as a member of the team? A: I think Rathe has done a great job teaching me a lot of strategy, as well as positioning and coming up towards the net. He has done a fantastic job.   Q: What has Prospect tennis meant to you? A: It’s ...

Boys’ tennis exceeds expectations at invites

Boys’ tennis exceeds expectations at invites

April 27, 2017

By Wyatt Dojutrek, sports editor The varsity boys’ tennis team in their first weekend invite of the season placed second at the Hersey Tennis Invite on April 8. Rathe thinks that the team played extremely well during the invite. “I think we played great at that invite,” Rathe said. “I think that t...

Boys’ tennis drops MSL East to Huskies in deciding meet

Boys’ tennis drops MSL East to Huskies in deciding meet

May 5, 2016

By Ryan Molini, sports editor Heading into Tuesday, May 3, the varsity boys’ tennis team knew what was coming — a Hersey Huskies team that was ready to fight for a second consecutive Mid-Suburban East championship. “[Winning the East] is why you play,” first year head coach Brad Rathe said. ...

Rathe becomes varsity boys’ tennis coach

Senior Steven Norton practices his different shots under the supervision of new coach Brad Rathe. (photo courtesy of Brad Rathe)

March 13, 2016

By Caley Griebenow, features editor During a morning workout, senior Steven Norton learned that there would be a change to the tennis coaching staff. The former varsity coach, alumni Tommy Kujawa, told his team that he found a new job and will be stepping down from his position. This left Norton and the ...

Tennis reflects on season as a whole

GOOD WORK: Head varsity coach Tom Kujawa pats junior doubles player David Slupski on the back after a hard fought match at Hersey on May 7.

May 30, 2015

By Devin Prasad (@the_d_prasad) The boys’ tennis team compares their team sectional to the group of death in the World Cup. According to senior Joey Hafertepe, the sectional meet held at Deerfield High School on May 22 and 23 is home to four of the top eight teams in the state. While Hafertepe and...

Tennis prepares for Elk Grove match

May 5, 2015

By Devin Prasad (@the_d_prasad) The boys’ tennis team began their conference season with early wins against Wheeling, Rolling Meadows, and Buffalo Grove but they are hungry for more as they take on Elk Grove tonight, May 5. The team is very young and seniors like Ryan Weiler have stepped up to lead the team in practice and also helping them keep their nerv...

Tennis begins season at Hersey Invite

April 11, 2015

By Devin Prasad Executive Sports Editor On Saturday April 11, the boys’ tennis team will open their season as a part of the Hersey Invite. So far this season, the weather has already been a factor for the team as they were forced to postpone their first meet which was scheduled to be played Thursday...

JV Knights take 2nd in conference tournament, Stanford rolls through

May 18, 2014

By Ryan Molini Sports Editor  With the 2nd seed out of the East, freshman Mike Stanford came into the Mid-Suburban League JV conference tournament with a first round bye. Three matches later on a cold and windy day, Stanford walked away conference champion for 3rd JV singles May 17. The JV conference...

Boy's tennis falls to Huskies

April 29, 2012

By Jack Mathews Executive Sports Editor  Two rackets were not better than one for the Knights Thursday afternoon when they faced Hersey in a conference match.  The Knights were able to win all their singles matches, but lost every doubles match to end the day with a 4-3 loss. Two of the four doubles ...

Youth fuels boys' tennis season

April 8, 2011

By Matt Bajkowski Staff Writer Being number one is the key to many athletes and the key for many teams.  The best take the top spot and for Prospect tennis, that is freshman Carson Burke. Out of the ten seniors, five juniors, and two other freshman players on the team, Burke has beaten them all and ...

Boys' tennis takes third at conference, looks forward to sectionals

May 20, 2010

By Nick Stanojevic Executive Sports Editor The boys’ tennis team impressively finished in third place at the conference tournament last weekend.  The team placed behind Barrington and Fremd, but managed to beat out rival Rolling Meadows, who was the only team to finish ahead of Prospect in the MSL ...

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