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Eyeing the throne

Barrington's Dodge hopes offseason dedication pays off

Originally Published: September 29, 2009
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

Barrington junior Kristy Dodge wasn't upset with a fourth-place finish at the state tennis tournament last season.

She had lost in straight sets to Hinsdale Central's Nida Hamilton and Carmel's Jasmine Minor. They were the better players, and she understood that. But as she left Prospect High School, the tournament's main site, last October, Dodge promised herself she'd back again, and when she did, she would be good enough to be a state championship contender.

With that ...

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