OHS girls tennis leaving their mark on the court


Katie Skalicky

Senior Macey Tellijohn hitting the ball back to her opponent

Maria Golberg

Although the season has come to a close, the OHS Girls Tennis team did not go unnoticed this year. They finished the season 16-4 overall and 9-2 in the conference, reflecting the work ethic and talent this team possessed during the season. On Tuesday, Oct. 13, the team headed to Rochester to compete in the Final Four section tournament. The team advanced to the finals after sweeping their rival Northfield 7-0. They finished in second place after a loss to Rochester Mayo 0-7. Head coach Curt Matejcek said, “We did beat Northfield in the semi-final match to avenge the loss we had two weeks earlier against them. It was a fantastic season overall. I was not expecting to end up in the section finals. It was really a great season for the girls.”

Not only did the varsity team prosper this year, the JV team had an excellent season as well. Finishing 13-4 during the season, they went on to win the USC tournament and finished second in the Mankato invite. Senior captain Macey Tellijohn said, “This season went incredibly well, better then we expected, and I loved being a captain for this great group of gals.” Even though the team season has wrapped up, individuals on the Girls Tennis team competed in the individual section tournament in Rochester on Thursday, Oct. 15. Seniors Meghan Schuler and Tellijohn, playing doubles, advanced to finals Tuesday, Oct. 20, finishing in fourth place with two matches lost to Mayo. The team’s number one singles player, senior Tessa Rahrick, also advanced to finals, with a fourth place finish as well to Mayo and Lakeville South. Rahrick said, “Even though I lost my matches, I am happy to have made it this far and I played really well.” Overall, Girls Tennis was a highlight sport this fall, adding to the impressive talent level in Owatonna.