Pulaski girls tennis preview

Team: Pulaski Red Raiders

Conference: Fox River Classic Conference

2021 conference result: eighth-place finish with 2-7 record

2021 overall record: 4-15

2021 tournament results: sixth-place finish in subsectionals, 12th-place finish in sectionals; Madeline Diefenthaler and Paige Vanderveren (No. 1 doubles) advanced to sectionals

Returning starters/varsity players: Seniors: Kylie Coel, Madeline Diefenthaler, Mikalah Due, Carlee Eliott, Treva Robaidek. Sophomore: Isabella Skalecki

New athletes who could make an impact this season: “We will have a good number of new players this year,” said Pulaski coach Aaron Sperduto. “I am excited to see where these players have an opportunity to make an impact on the season this year.”

Returning all-conference players: None

Coach’s comment on upcoming season: “Our coaching staff is looking forward to getting the 2022 girls tennis season started,” said Sperduto. “Our goal from day one is to work to get better. Winning and losing will take care of itself. All we can do is focus on developing a strong foundation of skills and work on strategies to put us in the best position possible to win our matches.

“If we all play for each other, we will accomplish great things this season. Starting the season we ask that players give us everything they have, and play the best they can that day and leave everything on the court. We are so proud of our players and the time and effort they have put in before the season even starts.”