Huskies girls tennis sweeps rival Naperville Central

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Photo by Adam Oppenheim

Seniors Tiffany Zhang and Irene Zhang congratulate each other after winning a point.

Adam Oppenheim and Maggie Berry

The Naperville North girls varsity tennis team battled against crosstown rival Naperville Central and came out on top in Thursday’s match.

The Huskies (3-2,2-1) defeated the Redhawks with a final score of seven matches to zero.

The toughest match of the night for the Huskies was played by juniors Tiffany Cheng and Callie Genovese. The Huskies were up by one set when Central made a big push late to take the set. Despite the tough second set, Genovese tried to keep a positive mindset heading into the third set.

“I think that after we fell apart in the second set we knew we had to pull it together and give it our all in the third [set],” Genovese said. 

Though the season has been off to a good start, senior Tiffany Zhang is saddened by the changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, she is very grateful to be playing this year with her teammates. 

“It’s sort of difficult because we don’t get to do stuff like pasta parties or bagels before our matches, but it’s still nice to be out here with my friends and I’m glad the season still happened,” Zhang said.  

The Huskies are looking forward to playing the rest of their season on and off the court.

“I’m just happy that we’ve been able to get out and hit everyday,” Genovese says.

The Huskies will continue their season at home on Tuesday, Sept. 22nd against the Wheaton Academy Warriors. The match is set to begin at 4:30 P.M.