All tryouts are held at Stevenson High School - Vernon Hills Athletic Complex (VHAC), 308 Patriot Way, Vernon Hills, IL 60061
August 9: Grades 9-10, 3:45-6 p.m.
August 10: Grades 11-12, 3:45-6 p.m.
August 11: All grades, 3:45-6 p.m.
August 12: All grades, 3:45-6 p.m.
August 13: Practices begin for all rostered athletes, 3:45-6 p.m.
Participants are expected to be at ALL the appropriate tryouts. All athletes should wear athletic attire and suitable shoes. Bring a healthy snack and two filled water bottles.
Transportation: Transportation will not be provided on August 9th and 10th. After August 11th, there will be a bus from Stevenson High School to VHAC that leaves Parking Lot D no later than 3:35 pm and arrives at VHAC at 3:40 pm. It will return to Stevenson High School at 6 pm. Parents can pick up their child at VHAC or Stevenson High School.
Alexxis Kiven, a 2014 SHS graduate, has been the head girls tennis coach at Stevenson since the 2019-20 season.
Kiven paired with Kendall Kirsch to win the Illinois High School Association doubles championship in 2013, the first state doubles title in program history and the cap to a 33-1 season. The pair finished third in the state two years earlier. Kiven also placed fourth with Kaylin Dong in 2012. Kiven was a four-year member of the Patriot girls tennis program.
After graduating from Stevenson, Kiven played tennis for Dartmouth College, where she graduated with a major in government and a minor in education and psychology. In three seasons with the Big Green, she compiled a 24-20 record in doubles and 3-1 in singles. Dartmouth won the Ivy League championship in 2017 and was conference tournament champions in 2015 and 2017. The Big Green also advanced to the NCAA team championship in those two years.
In her final season at Dartmouth, Kiven coached the Dartmouth club tennis team. She served as a volunteer assistant coach for the men’s tennis team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2019.
SHS Girls Tennis Records and History
IHSA State Champions - Team
IHSA State Champions - Singles
Suzy Jaeger - 1976, 1977, 1978
Andrea Jaeger - 1979
Denise Muresan - 2005
IHSA State Champions - Doubles
Kendall Kirsch and Alexxis Kiven - 2013
Kate Harvey and Vinaya Rao - 2014
IHSA State Medalists - Singles
IHSA State Medalists - Doubles
|Kaylin Dong/Alexxis Kiven||4||2012|
|Kaylin Dong/Zoe Taylor||5||2014|
|Elizabeth Ferdman/Gina Kondos||3||2016|
|Kristin Gibbs/Shannon Whipple||5||1986|
|Kate Harvey/Vinaya Rao||1||2014|
|Kate Harvey/Elizabeth Ferdman||5||2017|
|Karin Heiser/Chris Lehman||5||1980|
|Kendall Kirsch/Alexxis Kiven||3||2011|
|Alaina Kolli/Athena Kolli||2||2018|
North Suburban Conference
1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
1995, 1997, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
IHSA State Final
1980 (2nd in state), 1997 (2nd in state), 2011 (3rd in state), 2014 (2nd in state), 2015 (2nd in state), 2016 (2nd in state), 2017 (1st in state), 2018 (3rd in state), 2019 (5th in state)
SHS Girls Tennis Season Summaries
Season results as reported on the IHSA website
|1976-77||9||1||Terry Spurlock||Suzy Jaeger - IHSA state champion; NSC team champion|
|1977-78||Howard Carley||Suzy Jaeger - IHSA state champion; NSC team champion|
|1978-79||14||3||Howard Carley||Suzy Jaeger - IHSA state champion; NSC team champion|
|1979-80||10||6||Howard Carley||IHSA 2nd in state; Andrea Jaeger, state champion|
|1980-81||8||5||Jerry Franklin||IHSA district champion; NSC champion|
|1981-82||10||6||Jerry Franklin||NSC champion|
|1982-83||9||6||Jerry Franklin||NSC champion|
|1994-95||8||3||Dave Wilms||IHSA sectional champion; NSC champion|
|1995-96||6||5||Dave Wilms||NSC champion|
|1996-97||10||3||Dave Wilms||IHSA 2nd in state; sectional champion|
|1997-98||7||5||Dave Wilms||NSC champion|
|2005-06||10||5||Dave Wilms||Denise Muresan - IHSA state champion|
|2011-12||17||2||Tom Stanhope||IHSA 3rd in state; sectional champion; NSC champion|
|2012-13||16||2||Tom Stanhope||IHSA sectional champion|
|2013-14||12||2||Tom Stanhope||IHSA sectional champion; NSC champion|
|2014-15||18||0||Tom Stanhope|| Vinaya Rao/Kate Harvey - state doubles champion;
IHSA state finals - 2nd place; sectional champion; NSC champion;
|2015-16||16||1||Tom Stanhope||IHSA 2nd in state; Vinaya Rao/Kate Harvey - 2nd place state doubles; sectional champion; NSC champion|
|2016-17||15||0||Tom Stanhope||IHSA 2nd in state; Elizabeth Ferdman/Gina Kondos - 2nd place state doubles; sectional champion; NSC champion|
|2017-18||18||0||Tom Stanhope||IHSA state champions; sectional champion; NSC champion|
|2018-19||11||3||Angela Muresan||IHSA 3rd in state; sectional champion|
|2019-20||14||2||Alexxis Kiven||IHSA 5th in state; sectional champion; NSC champion|
2020-21 Girls Tennis Roster
2020-21 Girls JV Tennis Roster