Wawasee Tennis

2017 Spring Sports Award

The Lady Warrior tennis team celebrated its year at the spring sports award banquet.  Finishing with the most season and conference wins for more than a decade, the Wawasee girls team also presented the school with its tournament trophy for winning the super duals which was the first tournament win for the tennis team since 2000.  It was a big step for a program that has undergone a major rebuild and culture change since Coach Staley (in his third season as head coach) took over the program. The Lady Warriors snapped an 11-season streak of finishing last place in the conference (with its 6th place finish this year). It was also announced that the girls tennis team won the academic excellence award with the highest team GPA of all spring sports.

In the break-out meeting, Coach Staley talked with student-athletes and parents highlighting the many achievements the team and individuals made throughout the season, but also made the statement that while the program is heading in the right direction, there’s much more work to be done, urging student-athletes to begin preparing to achieve even greater things next season.

The core varsity doubles teams for Wawasee had a banner year finishing 24-7 overall.  #1 doubles Kabrea Rostochak and Kendra Doerr finished their season 12-4, advanced to Culver during regional team play, and was the 3rd overall seed in a tough conference.  #2 doubles Taylor Mock and Courtney Larson finished their season 12-3 and claimed the 4th overall seed in the conference.

Captain Kabrea Rostochak was awarded the prestigious Warrior Way Award. Individual awards were also given out for both varsity and JV.

Varsity awards

  • MVP: Kendra Doerr
  • Most Improved: Elizabeth Kleopfer
  • Mental Attitude: Taylor Mock

 JV Awards

  • MVP: Molly Jones
  • Most Improved: Ashley Rose
  • Mental Attitude: Kennedy Church

The team also wished its graduating class thanks and luck in their future endeavors. Managers Nathan Perek and Nate Haines will be leaving the team as graduates as well as players Taylor Mock and Aurelia Slusher.  The Lady Warriors will also lose their #1 singles player Meg Heinisch (transfer) and Julie Christensen (foreign exchange, Denmark).

Several notable incoming freshmen are set to compliment the 2017-18 team as expectations remain high for next season.

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