The 2021 Girls Tennis Team season is summed up in one word: unbelievable! The team had a good result in the Metro League Tournament, finishing 2nd. Stella Kreisel ’23 and Bennett Baur ’25 won their singles flights at #5 and #7, respectively. In individual Districts competition, Kreisel had an impressive run to finish in 3rd place in singles where she played teammate Baur, who finished in 4th. Journee White ’22 and Chelsey Nwamu ’23 took 3rd in doubles while teammates Mikaela Mikulec ’24 and Rachel Li ’24 finished 2nd and qualified for the Individual State tournament. Mikulec and Li ended their season with a 5th place medal at the Individual State Doubles tournament. In the Districts semifinal against Viz, the team lost all three doubles matches but stormed back to upset the defending Class 2 State Champion Saints 5-4 with wins from Mikulec, Li, Nwamu, Kreisel, and Baur. The team used this momentum to stun defending Class 3 State Champion John Burroughs with incredible performances from all players in a 5-3 victory, punching their ticket to Sectionals, where they defeated Rock Bridge 5-0. In the State semifinal, the girls defeated previously unbeaten Park Hill from Kansas City 5-0. In the finals against St. Joe’s, the Rams fell 0-5 in a hard-fought match.