Brittany Plaszewski’s return to high school tennis was not a no-brainer.
The St. Charles North junior, who thrived as a freshman before passing on high school tennis last year, had difficulty finalizing her plans for this fall.
“It was right down to it,” Plaszewski said, referring to the start of the season. “I was really debating about playing, and then I just decided, my team just wanted me to play, so I was like, ‘I’ll play for them.’ I’m glad I did it. I met a ton of new people on my team this year. It was a really nice experience.”
There was little to second-guess about the season itself, which included a 25-4 record at No. 1 singles, Upstate Eight Conference River and sectional singles titles and a victory at the IHSA state tournament. Plaszewski’s triumphant return netted her Chronicle Girls Tennis Player of the Year honors.
A devoted United States Tennis Association tournament player, Plaszewski stepped away from high school play last year as she made lengthy commutes to train at Five Seasons Sports Club in Northbrook. This year, she switched back to her old club in Oak Brook – a little closer, at least – enabling her to mix-and-match private training sessions with North practices and meets. Read More