By Will Willems
Zionsville girls tennis coach Matt Moore has the highest number of girls he has ever had this season — with 39 girls on all levels (including 16 freshmen).
But even with the large number of new faces, the goal is the same as it has been the last few years — keep having postseason success.
“On varsity, we want to keep the streak of going to semi-state,” Moore said. “I am confident in the girls that we have on varsity. We have 10-12 girls we are looking at, and they all have a chance to make an impact. It is going to be tough because Park Tudor and Brebeuf have good teams.”
The Eagles have won 12 consecutive sectional and regional titles. One more regional title will give the Eagles a tie for the state record of most consecutive regional titles.
Moore said that while aware of it, the coaches and girls aren’t overly focused on the streak.
“I think a lot of the girls appreciate the streak, but streaks are what they are — one bad match and they can end and then you have to start a new one,” Moore said. “You can just do what you can in that particular match and take care of what you can control. You can’t look ahead or past anybody because that is when you can get upset and lose.”
The Eagles have four captains this season — Kelly Mattingly, Lauren Ward, Allison Gruniger and Catherine Mazanek.
See Wednesday's Times Sentinel for more on this story.