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Tigers keep improving: Tiger girls tennis records seven wins this season

Girls tennis team award winners are (from left) Brittany Cardwell with Most Improved, Kaitlyn Vogel receiving the Tiger Award, Abbie Olson taking home MVP, and Carly Gullickson honored the Sportsmanship Award.1 / 2
Abbie Olson was named All West Central Conference (left), and Carly Gullickson (right) received Honorable Mention for the girl’s tennis team this season.2 / 2

The Morris Area/ Chokio-Alberta tennis program continued to make strides in 2013, picking up seven wins throughout the season.

Last year, under the direction of two new coaches, Heidi Greene and Britney House, the Tigers  recorded four wins.

Greene said this season went smoothly for her and co-coach House.

“Knowing what to expect and having things in place helped a lot.”

Four returning seniors also gave the team some continuity, while they helped lead the charge in making this a successful season.

Abbie Olson played first singles for the Tigers.

“Abbie did a nice job and had lots of close matches,” said coach Greene. “She led the team with 10 wins.”

Kaitlin Vogel played second singles, along with some second doubles matches.

“She has such a positive attitude and is a true team player, willing to play wherever the team needed her.”

Kjersa Anderson and Carly Gullickson were partners at first doubles.

“Kjersa took on a positive leadership role as one of our captains.

“Carly was a great tennis captain and leader.”

With the loss of four seniors, next season’s team will be young. However, many of those underclassmen have plenty of varsity experience.

Overall, Greene was pleased with 2013.

“The girls worked hard,” she said. “It was a good, fun season.”