South St. Louis County News

St. Louis Call Newspapers

South St. Louis County News

St. Louis Call Newspapers

South St. Louis County News

St. Louis Call Newspapers

OHS tennis focused on team, having fun

Coach believes it will be a good season for OHS
The Oakville girls tennis roster features a ‘good mix’ of upper and underclassmen who are focused on the season ahead.

With a good mix of upper and underclassmen on their roster, the Oakville girls tennis team is focused on having a fantastic 2022 season. 

“I think it’s going to be a great season,” Oakville head coach Connor Cassity said. “If we continue focusing on the team aspect and have fun, we’re going to have a great season.”

Sophomore Michelle Gruden will take on the No. 1 singles role as well as see time in doubles play this season.

“Michelle was a solid player at No. 1 singles last year,” Cassity said. “She’s super consistent and aggressive and is just an awesome player to have on the team. She and Mia (Nusinovic) are great leaders on the team.”

Junior Mia Nusinovic will see time at both singles and doubles this season.

“Mia has improved a ton and gotten more confident with her game,” Cassity said. “She has beautiful ground strokes and we’re looking forward to her and Michelle (Gruden) playing together at doubles.”

Olivia Bresler should also make an impact on this year’s team and the Tiger’s head coach is looking forward to seeing her progress from the 2021 season.

“Olivia is more confident and her serve is aggressive,” Cassity said. “I’m really excited to see her at singles because her game has significantly improved over the course of the last year.”

Seniors Molly Hitt and Mason Meinershager now enter their fourth season of playing doubles together and Cassity believes that 2022 could be their breakout year.

“Molly and Mason have been playing together for the last four seasons,” Cassity said. “They’re aggressive at the net and communicate really well together.”

The Tigers begin the 2022 campaign Aug. 29 at Affton.

More to Discover