By Abigail Lockwood
Batavia’s fall sports season is coming to an end and sadly it is the last time some of the players will set foot on their fields and courts. There are no words to better describe 2014’s fall sports season than to hear it from the head coaches themselves.
Tennis head coach Brad Nelson has had an amazing season with some talented woman, “We finished the season with a 12-3 record, this was the 24th consecutive year that the varsity girls tennis team ended the season with a winning record,” said Nelson.
The girls finished 6-1 in conference and in second place. The tennis team has gone 28-3 in conference since joining the Upstate Eight conference in 2010.
Some of the key players on his team this year were his seniors who will be greatly missed.
“Sydnee Unterberg (Senior) and Julianne Robinson (Junior) led the team in wins and also won the number one doubles title in the conference tournament,” said Nelson. “The team’s MVP’s were Unterberg and Robinson. The Bulldog Award (an award to the most honorable team member) went to Zoe Forte (Senior) and the most improved player went to Madison Hertel (senior).”
The seniors made an obvious impact throughout their last season here at Batavia High School.
The Batavia Girls tennis team won the eight-team Pekin Invite, placed third of 16 in the Bloomington Invite, fourth of eight in the St. Charles East Invite, third of eight at the Oswego Invite, second of eight in the conference and fifth of ten in sectionals.
“It was a great group,” Nelson said. “We will miss the 11 seniors that will be graduating in May.”