The most recent Rams Tennis season went above and beyond expectations. With only two players returning from last year’s top six singles lineup and seven new faces coming from JV, the Rams were able to make it back to the State tournament and finished 3rd in the Class 1 State team tournament. MICDS lost to eventual State Champion Pembroke Hill Raiders 5-2 in the semifinals. However, the Rams came back to defeat Springfield Catholic 5-2 to capture 3rd place.
This season was a success from the standpoint of team unity, growth and resilience. They showed adversity at the most critical juncture of the postseason when an injury sidelined team captain and #3 singles player Brooke Wright ’18 in the quarterfinal victory over Incarnate Word Academy. Meredith Goldberg ’20 and Sydney Cheaney ’19 held on to win tight matches to punch the team’s ticket to state. Once there, Team Captain Lindsay Parks ’18 helped lead the team to a 3rd place finish by winning all four of her matches at State. Other players with notable wins at State include Alexandra Harris ’18, Abby Lee ’19 and Julia Amato ’18. Caleigh McClain ’19 had a memorable finish to State by making it to the finals of the Individual Singles Championship and placing 2nd