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Levels: Varsity / Junior Varsity
Home Match Location: Vernon Hills Athletic Complex (VHAC)
Head Coach: Alexxis Kiven (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Varsity Assistant Coach: Gregg Winter
JV Coach: Jerry Franklin
JV Assistant Coach: Mindy Fitzgibbons
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.
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.
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|
|Kayling 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|
North Suburban Conference
1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
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
|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|