Auburn players spend 200 hours fixing Rockford tennis courts

ROCKFORD — Auburn has won four consecutive sectional titles in girls tennis and is favored to win an unusually tight and competitive NIC-10 tournament this weekend.

The Knights are depending on senior Amy Park, a three-time sectional champion, Avery Trapp, who won the conference No. 2 singles title as a freshman last year, and juniors Rebecca Wang and Addysen Feng, who each have won a pair of conference doubles titles, to slip past Hononegah, Guilford and Boylan.

Those four also got down on their hands and knees working hard this summer to keep Auburn winning far into the future. The group spearheaded a project to repair the crack-strewn courts at Marshall Middle School, the primary feeder school for Auburn’s tennis programs.

“We saw that the tennis community was dying,” Feng said. “There’s nobody else there. We don’t have enough players, so we tried selfishly to find some more players for Auburn’s team.”

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