Updated: May 25, 2013 6:44AM
Girls Tennis Extra
Rain keeping area teams off the court
Rain rain go away. At least that’s the thought on the minds of many players, coaches, and athletic directors this spring season.
While last year saw days filled with picturesque weather and minimal rainouts, the precipitation has returned in full force for the 2013 season. The local girls tennis teams have especially been affected.
“I think when you live in Indiana, you never know what you’re going to get,” first-year Highland coach Jordan Heckard said.
The Trojans are 3-1, but also have four matches under postponement. Not to mention a rain delay in one of the finished duels. They are keeping a positive attitude.
“I think one of the things is that the girls all know they’d rather play in warmer, sunny conditions,” Heckard said of the makeup matches.
Munster has also felt the brunt of the weather issues. The Mustangs (3-1) have also had their share of postponements, including scheduled matches with the Trojans and Crown Point.
“The thing that is frustrating for me as a coach is that all of these makeups, that we would be having, are getting pushed onto days that we would have as practices,” said Mustangs coach Bill Heuer.
P-T Top 5
4. Crown Point
Player of the Week
Jessica Rooth, Munster
As the Mustangs tied for third in the respectable Carmel Invite on Saturday, Rooth won 2-of-3 from the No. 3 singles spot.