Girls Tennis 2014
1. Homewood-Flossmoor: Some outstanding players from last year are gone, but the Vikings have enough firepower returning where they could be in line for their 30th straight sectional title.
2. Stagg: Coach John Daniels is charged up that returning Chargers state qualifiers Nicole Pamphilis and Jillian Atkenson came to practice better and stronger.
3. Joliet Catholic: Not only is this team strong with state experience, its three top players are not seniors.
4. Lockport: Four players with state experience return for the Porters, including two-time doubles qualifier Kat Samardzija, who’s back after a one-year absence.
5. Lincoln-Way East: A sectional champ seven of the past eight years, the Griffins hope to do some reloading this year after losing talented seniors from 2013 squad.
TOP PLAYERS (in alphabetical order)
Maddie Bauer, Joliet Catholic, so.; Nina Bertino, Joliet Catholic, jr.; Bryttish Burts, Rich Central, sr.; Hannah Davis, Providence, jr.; McCoy Hutchison, Joliet Catholic, jr.; Tomi Jo Mansell, Lockport, so.; Timara Maxwell, Homewood-Flossmoor, sr.; Sophia Osabuohien, Homewood-Flossmoor, jr.; Nicole Pamphilis, Stagg, sr.; Haley Wilcox, Tinley Park, sr.