Oakville tennis is in a ‘youth movement’

Oakville tennis is in a ‘youth movement’

By Stephen Glover, For the Call

A youth movement may well be underway for the Oakville girls tennis team as the Tigers have 10 freshmen joining the team to accompany their three returning starters. 

“We’ve got a great group of girls and a good group of freshmen, so I’m very excited for this season to start,” Oakville head coach Connor Cassity said. “I believe that it is going to be a good season for Oakville.”

Senior Nina Murckovski returns for the season at both singles and doubles play and will once again be one of the top players on the Tiger’s roster.

“Nina is a really strong player that’s always played in the top three spots for us,” Cassity said. “She’s improved on her consistency and her ground strokes are looking really strong right now.”

Another senior that will factor into the Tiger’s singles and doubles lineup this year is Eva Beidle.

“Eva is just an awesome part of this team and is such a big motivator for us,” Cassity said. “The best thing about Eva is her attitude when she plays on the court. She’s a great doubles player to have on your team.”

Sophomore Mia Nusinovic should also see time at both singles and doubles this season for Oakville.

“Mia is a really good player,” Cassity said. “She’s a great competitor who plays a lot in the offseason and will definitely be a powerhouse for us.”

The Tigers begin the 2021 season at home against Kirkwood on Aug. 31 at Bernard Middle School.