Girls Varsity Tennis · Tennis Celebrates Awards Recognition Night


LAKEVILLE, IN. – The LaVille Girl’s tennis team celebrated awards recognition night.

Congratulations to the following award winners:


Sydney Han – Coaches Award

Cassie Keilman – Mental Attitude
Haylea Girst – Most Improved
Rachel Ross – MVP

“We started our season with really good momentum,” said LaVille coach Melissa Haisley.  “Our practices were very productive, and we started out 3-0.  Our schedule became tougher and we slid into a bit of a losing streak, but we stayed competitive.  In those matches we lost during that time, it definitely could have went either way, so we would have preferred to have won, but we’re happy with the way the girls played. We came back and won a few more matches and had a good showing at the Concord Invitational.


“The team has made leaps and bounds in the last couple years,” continued Haisley.  “We’re out there competing with teams that are supposed to win without much thought.  It’s not that way anymore, and the girls know that they are good enough, and they feel how it’s turning in their favor.  Our team knows that it’s all about what and how much you put into every practice and every match.  It’s been fantastic to see them truly get their “ah-ha” moment, and they run with it and come away successful.  We try to tell them to grab the moment, learn, and think about the legacy they want to leave.  So far so good, every year the younger players continue to improve because of those that came before them.”


The Lancers finished 6-8 overall and 2-4 in the Hoosier North Athletic Conference.  LaVille also finished in third place in the HNAC Championships.


LaVille individual results in the HNAC Tournament:

#1 Singles Rachel Ross, 3rd place

#2 Singles Charlet Kapke, 2nd place

#3 Singles Taylor Garrett, 2nd place

#1 Doubles Sydney Han/Emily Cain, 3rd place

#2 Doubles Haylea Girst/Cassie Keilman, 2nd place


“We are excited to say we have twelve girls returning for next season,” concluded Haisley.  “A lot of talent will be hitting our courts this summer during the off season to get ready to fill the open positions the seniors have left vacant.  We’re also going to be working with junior high girls and boys during the summer and during the high school boys and girls seasons.”