Cousins and varsity tennis teammates Cassie Zehenny, '11, and Carmen Brooks, '11, were thankful their team could be spotlighted as the Team of the Week before their feature match at home Tuesday.
Both girls are co-captains for the Lady Eagles tennis team (11-4) in 2010 after growing up playing the game together and at CJ for four years. The team has been celebrating this week by sharing cupcakes at lunch, making locker signs for each other, and wearing spirit shirts to school Tuesday before their game against Oakwood.
“It’s a really great chance for each team to be recognized,” Zehenny said.
Every member of last year’s squad—including 2009 Coach of the Year Jim Brooks—was recognized with the distinction of all-league honors and the girls have been working hard this season to recruit new players to keep the winning tradition alive in the GGCL Grey North division.
“We’re all really good friends,” Carmen Brooks said. The team hosted a dinner before try-outs for players and their families in order to introduce newcomers to the program. The varsity girls have also each chosen a junior varsity player to personally support throughout the season.
CJ defeated Beavercreek 4-1 Wednesday to earn their eleventh victory of the season. The Eagles are preparing for the singles and doubles state sectional tournament which kicks-off next week.