History

Benet Academy tennis began in 1973 (girls) and 1975 (boys) on three courts painted on the parking lot next to the gym (Alumni Gym).  Since that time, the program has continually grown and improved into a top program in the area. 

Many players have graced the courts, first in that parking lot, then on four courts built north of Benet Hall, and finally the 8 courts built just west of the main campus, the St Scholastica Athletic Complex (aka, Benet West).

The first individual state champion at Benet was a tennis player.  Jane Jaros won the IHSA state singles championship in 1980.  Almost 40 years later, Kendall Schrader and Kaitlyn Lee won the 2019 Class 1A State Doubles Championship.  Several other players have medaled at the state tournament and several teams have finished high (the girls were State Champion in 2016, State Runner Up in 2019 and the boys were 3rd in 2017).

Kaitlyn Lee and Kendall Schrader
2019 IHSA State Doubles Champion

Below are some of the highlights over the years, including conference and sectional champion teams and individuals.