The Lyons Township High School girls tennis team scored 33 points to finish third in the state tournament over the weekend, trailing only state champion/conference rival Hinsdale Central (49 points) and Stevenson (40 points).

LTHS freshman Meg Kowalski won her first five matches (all in straight sets) before losing to Carmel’s Brienne Minor 7-5, 6-0 in the semifinals. In the third-place match, Naperville Central’s Tiffany Chen defeated Kowalski 7-5, 6-2. The Lions’ other singles player at state, Jelly Bosovic won three of five matches (highlighted by a pair of 6-0, 6-0 victories) to pick up four points for her team.

In doubles, the Lions’ Megan Hickey and Stefana Vasic followed the same pattern of Kowalski. They won their first five matches before losing 6-1, 6-2 to Erika Oku and Stephanie Dolehide of Hinsdale Central in the semifinals. Hickey and Vasic lost to Hinsdale Central’s other doubles team of Rugile Valiunaite and Sandra Keta 6-7 (2), 6-3, 6-4 in the third-place match. LTHS also garnered three wins and three team points from its other doubles team of Sophie Allison and Joie Reisch.

Minor outlasted Hinsdale Central’s Isabella Lorenzini 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 in the singles championship match. In the doubles final, Vinaya Rao and Katherine Harvey (Stevenson) swept Oku and Dolehide 7-6 (4), 6-4.

Friars’ Gutierrez nabs four wins at state; Fenwick tied for 33rd

Fenwick finished 33rd in the team standings, along with four other teams, which all scored seven points at the girls tennis state tournament. Junior Laura Gutierrez cruised by South Elgin’s Lisa Derowski 6-1, 6-2 in the first round and defeated Christina Stankovich of Neuqua Valley 6-4, 6-1 in the next round. Her bid for a state title ended in the third round when Northside’s Nicole Roc beat Gutierrez 6-1, 6-0. In the consolation bracket, Gutierrez won two of three matches to finish 4-2 overall at state.

The Friars’ Rylee Brennan and Ana Sprajcer swept Kenzie Jennings and Allison Carter of Flora 6-1, 6-1 in doubles action but lost their other two matches.

Host RBHS sweeps boys and girls cross country regionals

The Riverside-Brookfield High School boys cross country team scored 29 points to win its own regional in convincing fashion. The Bulldogs placed five runners inside the Top 10, led by senior Wayne Morrelly’s third-place finish at 16 minutes, 46 seconds. Sophomore Matt Armenta was fourth with a time of 16:49, while Andrew LeMesurier (6th/16:58), Matt Sagan (7th/17:17) and Matt Zamudio (9th/17:28) also recorded solid runs. Eugene Makovetskiy came in 15th with a time of 17:52 and teammate Kieran Hynes (16th/17:53) rounded out the RBHS lineup.

Freshman Hailey Jurgens and senior Deanna Keen finished first and second, respectively, with times of 19:45 and 21:03 to lead the Bulldogs to their own regional championship. Meaghan Dorsey (5th/21:29), Leanna Keen (6th/:21.35), Natalie Cote (10th/22:10), Gabby Tarrant (13th/22:23) and Emma Piazana (25th/24:17).

Along with the Bulldogs, Evergreen Park and Chicago schools Solorio Academy, Hubbard, Morgan Park, Kennedy advance to sectional competition.

Both RBHS cross country teams will compete in the Wheaton Academy Sectional on Sat., Nov. 1.

 

 

 

LTHS girls tennis team nets third in state

Kowalski (singles) & Hickey/Vasic (doubles) both finish fourth in championship bracket

 

Sports Editor

 

The Lyons Township High School girls tennis team scored 33 points to finish third in the state tournament over the weekend, trailing only state champion/conference rival Hinsdale Central (49 points) and Stevenson (40 points).

LTHS freshman Meg Kowalski won her first five matches (all in straight sets) before losing to Carmel’s Brienne Minor 7-5, 6-0 in the semifinals. In the third-place match, Naperville Central’s Tiffany Chen defeated Kowalski 7-5, 6-2. The Lions’ other singles player at state, Jelly Bosovic won three of five matches (highlighted by a pair of 6-0, 6-0 victories) to pick up four points for her team.

In doubles, the Lions’ Megan Hickey and Stefana Vasic followed the same pattern of Kowalski. They won their first five matches before losing 6-1, 6-2 to Erika Oku and Stephanie Dolehide of Hinsdale Central in the semifinals. Hickey and Vasic lost to Hinsdale Central’s other doubles team of Rugile Valiunaite and Sandra Keta 6-7 (2), 6-3, 6-4 in the third-place match. LTHS also garnered three wins and three team points from its other doubles team of Sophie Allison and Joie Reisch.

Minor outlasted Hinsdale Central’s Isabella Lorenzini 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 in the singles championship match. In the doubles final, Vinaya Rao and Katherine Harvey (Stevenson) swept Oku and Dolehide 7-6 (4), 6-4.

 

Friars’ Gutierrez nabs four wins at state; Fenwick tied for 33rd

 

 Fenwick finished 33rd in the team standings, along with four other teams, which all scored seven points at the girls tennis state tournament. Junior Laura Gutierrez cruised by South Elgin’s Lisa Derowski 6-1, 6-2 in the first round and defeated Christina Stankovich of Neuqua Valley 6-4, 6-1 in the next round. Her bid for a state title ended in the third round when Northside’s Nicole Roc beat Gutierrez 6-1, 6-0. In the consolation bracket, Gutierrez won two of three matches to finish 4-2 overall at state.

The Friars’ Rylee Brennan and Ana Sprajcer swept Kenzie Jennings and Allison Carter of Flora 6-1, 6-1 in doubles action but lost their other two matches.

 

Host RBHS sweeps boys and girls cross country regionals

 

The Riverside-Brookfield High School boys cross country team scored 29 points to win its own regional in convincing fashion. The Bulldogs placed five runners inside the Top 10, led by senior Wayne Morrelly’s third-place finish at 16 minutes, 46 seconds. Sophomore Matt Armenta was fourth with a time of 16:49, while Andrew LeMesurier (6th/16:58), Matt Sagan (7th/17:17) and Matt Zamudio (9th/17:28) also recorded solid runs.  Eugene Makovetskiy came in 15th with a time of 17:52 and teammate Kieran Hynes (16th/17:53) rounded out the RBHS lineup.

Freshman Hailey Jurgens and senior Deanna Keen finished first and second, respectively, with times of 19:45 and 21:03 to lead the Bulldogs to their own regional championship. Meaghan Dorsey (5th/21:29), Leanna Keen (6th/:21.35), Natalie Cote (10th/22:10), Gabby Tarrant (13th/22:23) and Emma Piazana (25th/24:17).

Along with the Bulldogs, Evergreen Park and Chicago schools Solorio Academy, Hubbard, Morgan Park, Kennedy advance to sectional competition.

Both RBHS cross country teams will compete in the Wheaton Academy Sectional on Sat., Nov. 1.

 

 

LTHS girls tennis team nets third in state

Kowalski (singles) & Hickey/Vasic (doubles) both finish fourth in championship bracket

 

Sports Editor

 

The Lyons Township High School girls tennis team scored 33 points to finish third in the state tournament over the weekend, trailing only state champion/conference rival Hinsdale Central (49 points) and Stevenson (40 points).

LTHS freshman Meg Kowalski won her first five matches (all in straight sets) before losing to Carmel’s Brienne Minor 7-5, 6-0 in the semifinals. In the third-place match, Naperville Central’s Tiffany Chen defeated Kowalski 7-5, 6-2. The Lions’ other singles player at state, Jelly Bosovic won three of five matches (highlighted by a pair of 6-0, 6-0 victories) to pick up four points for her team.

In doubles, the Lions’ Megan Hickey and Stefana Vasic followed the same pattern of Kowalski. They won their first five matches before losing 6-1, 6-2 to Erika Oku and Stephanie Dolehide of Hinsdale Central in the semifinals. Hickey and Vasic lost to Hinsdale Central’s other doubles team of Rugile Valiunaite and Sandra Keta 6-7 (2), 6-3, 6-4 in the third-place match. LTHS also garnered three wins and three team points from its other doubles team of Sophie Allison and Joie Reisch.

Minor outlasted Hinsdale Central’s Isabella Lorenzini 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 in the singles championship match. In the doubles final, Vinaya Rao and Katherine Harvey (Stevenson) swept Oku and Dolehide 7-6 (4), 6-4.

 

Friars’ Gutierrez nabs four wins at state; Fenwick tied for 33rd

 

 Fenwick finished 33rd in the team standings, along with four other teams, which all scored seven points at the girls tennis state tournament. Junior Laura Gutierrez cruised by South Elgin’s Lisa Derowski 6-1, 6-2 in the first round and defeated Christina Stankovich of Neuqua Valley 6-4, 6-1 in the next round. Her bid for a state title ended in the third round when Northside’s Nicole Roc beat Gutierrez 6-1, 6-0. In the consolation bracket, Gutierrez won two of three matches to finish 4-2 overall at state.

The Friars’ Rylee Brennan and Ana Sprajcer swept Kenzie Jennings and Allison Carter of Flora 6-1, 6-1 in doubles action but lost their other two matches.

 

Host RBHS sweeps boys and girls cross country regionals

 

The Riverside-Brookfield High School boys cross country team scored 29 points to win its own regional in convincing fashion. The Bulldogs placed five runners inside the Top 10, led by senior Wayne Morrelly’s third-place finish at 16 minutes, 46 seconds. Sophomore Matt Armenta was fourth with a time of 16:49, while Andrew LeMesurier (6th/16:58), Matt Sagan (7th/17:17) and Matt Zamudio (9th/17:28) also recorded solid runs.  Eugene Makovetskiy came in 15th with a time of 17:52 and teammate Kieran Hynes (16th/17:53) rounded out the RBHS lineup.

Freshman Hailey Jurgens and senior Deanna Keen finished first and second, respectively, with times of 19:45 and 21:03 to lead the Bulldogs to their own regional championship. Meaghan Dorsey (5th/21:29), Leanna Keen (6th/:21.35), Natalie Cote (10th/22:10), Gabby Tarrant (13th/22:23) and Emma Piazana (25th/24:17).

Along with the Bulldogs, Evergreen Park and Chicago schools Solorio Academy, Hubbard, Morgan Park, Kennedy advance to sectional competition.

Both RBHS cross country teams will compete in the Wheaton Academy Sectional on Sat., Nov. 1.