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Team Information

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Levels: Varsity / Junior Varsity
Home Match Location: Vernon Hills Athletic Complex (VHAC)
Head Coach: Alexxis Kiven (akiven@d125.org)
Varsity Assistant Coach: Gregg Winter
JV Coach: Jerry Franklin
JV Assistant Coach: Mindy Fitzgibbons

 

Head Coach Bio

Alexxis Kiven
1st season
akiven@d125.org

Stevenson High School alumna and former state champion Alexxis Kiven was named head girls tennis coach in August 2019.

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 University, 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 volunteer assistant coach for the men’s tennis team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2019.

Tryout Information

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2019 Tryout Information

Tryouts begin Monday, Aug. 12 at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex according to the following schedule:

• Monday, Aug. 12:  Freshman and sophomore tryouts from 4-5:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, Aug. 13: Junior and senior tryouts (and possibly some invited underclassmen), 4-5:30 p.m.
• Wednesday, Aug. 14: Tryouts continue for all freshmen and sophomores, and possibly invited upperclassmen, 4-5:30 p.m.
• Thursday, Aug. 15: Tryouts continue for all freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors, 4-5:30 p.m.

Tryouts end Aug. 15.

Bus transportation is provided every weekday for perspective athletes to VHAC from Lot D (Field House parking lot). Please be changed for tryouts and at the Field House entrance by 3:35 to make the bus. After tryouts, the bus will pick you up at VHAC and return you to Lot B at 6:15 p.m.

There will be a mandatory parent and athlete meeting at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15 at Stevenson’s Glass Commons (Room 4400), by the Performing Arts Center entrance.

The first practice will be Friday, Aug. 16, from 3:45-6 p.m. 

Equipment needed: Tennis shoes and racket. Athletes must bring their own water bottles and towels.

Records/History

SHS Girls Tennis Records and History


IHSA State Champions - Team
2017

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

Name  Place   Year
Michelle Dasso 3 1994
  3 1995
  2 1996
Helen Fabisiewicz 7 1985
Andrea Jaeger 1 1979
Suzy Jaeger 1  1976 
  1  1977 
  1  1978 
  3 1979
Denise Muresan 1 2005


IHSA State Medalists - Doubles

Team  Place   Year
Kaylin Dong/Alexxis Kiven 4 2012
Kayling Dong/Zoe Taylor 5 2014
Elizabeth Ferdman/Gina Kondos 3 2016
Kristin Gibbs/Shannon Whipple 5 1986
Kate Harvey/Vinaya Rao 1 2014
  2 2015
Kate Harvey/Elizabeth Ferdman 5 2017
Karin Heiser/Chris Lehman 5 1980
Kendall Kirsch/Alexxis Kiven 3  2011 
  1  2013 


Team Championships

North Suburban Conference
1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

IHSA District
1980

IHSA Sectional
1995, 1997, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

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)

SHS Girls Tennis Season Summaries
Season results as reported on the IHSA website

 

 Season Won Lost Tied  Coach   Accomplishments
1973-74  1 3    Ina Koziol  
1974-75  6 1    Ina Koziol  
1975-76  6 1    Ina Koziol  
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
1983-84  9 4    Jerry Franklin  
1984-85  9 3    Jerry Franklin  
1985-86  8 3    Jerry Franklin  
1986-87  7 3    Jerry Franklin  
1987-88  6 5    Jerry Franklin  
1988-89  6 5    Jerry Franklin  
1989-90  7 5    Jerry Franklin  
1990-91  7 5    Jerry Franklin  
1991-92 4 6    Jerry Franklin  
1992-93 8 3    Dave Wilms  
1993-94 9 1    Dave Wilms  
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
1998-99 6 6    Dave Wilms   
1999-00 6 4    Dave Wilms  
2000-01 10 4    Dave Wilms  
2001-02 9 5    Dave Wilms   
2002-03 8 5    Dave Wilms   
2003-04 8 4    Dave Wilms   
2004-05 9 6    Dave Wilms   
2005-06 10 5    Dave Wilms   Denise Muresan - IHSA state champion
2006-07 3 9    Dave Wilms  
2007-08 7 5  1  Dave Wilms   
2008-09 6 8    Dave Wilms   
2009-10 10 5    Dave Wilms  
2010-11 12 7    Tom Stanhope  
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
All Time 411  174 1    


Coaching Records

Name    Seasons    Record
Ina Koziol 3  13-5
Terry Spurlock 1  9-1
Howard Carley 3  24-9
Jerry Franklin 12  90-56
Dave Wilms 18  140-86-1
Tom Stanhope 8  124-14
Angela Muresan 1 11-3