After cruising through the Class 2A girls state championship with five victories in 10 straight sets, Lyons Township’s Lahari Yelamanchili met plenty of resistance from Evanston’s Anastasia Goncharova in the championship match.
Yelamanchili outlasted Goncharova to earn a 7-6 (5), 3-6, 7-6 (6) win as the Lions tied Stevenson with 25 points apiece for second place. The Lions’ conference rivals, Hinsdale Central (29 points) won the team title and Glenbard West (15) placed fourth, as the West Suburban Silver Division enjoyed a banner day.
Along with Yelamanchili’s standout performance, LTHS senior Andjelija Bozovic won five of seven matches at the tournament.
Fenwick girls tennis
Haley Fakouri won six of eight matches to finish sixth at the Class 1A state tournament on Saturday. After losing to Mia Bertino of Joliet Catholic in the third round, Fakouri reeled off four straight-set wins in a row, highlighted by a 7-6 (5), 6-2 victory against Bertino in the consolation bracket. In the fifth-place match, Boylan Catholic’s Ana Hatfield edged Fakouri 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 causing the latter to finish sixth in the state.
The doubles team of Bella Burdi and Ceci Walsh went 1-2 at state for the Friars. They cruised past the Oak Forest team of Kirsten Birk and Danielle Murawski 6-1, 6-1 for their lone win.
The Friars scored nine points to tie with three other schools for 13th in the state.
RBHS boys soccer
The Bulldogs fell one game short of winning their own regional championship under first-year head coach Ivek Halik. Lyons Township cruised past RBHS 6-2 to win the Class 3A Riverside-Brookfield Regional final.
LTHS dominated the regional by outscoring its opponents 15-3 in two games.
In the semifinals, Luis Cardenas scored the game-winning goal in overtime to power RBHS past Whitney Young 1-0. LTHS rocked Hinsdale South 9-1 in the other match.
RBHS fared well under Halik as the Bulldogs finished 13-5-2. Midfielders Isaiah Jebb, Nathan Juarez, Luis Cardenas, Jacob Douglas, Juan Quiroz, Carlos Tapia and goalkeeper Matthew Pilewski played key roles for the team this fall.
RBHS boys cross country
Claiming four of the top five spots at its own regional, the Bulldogs cruised to the team title with 22 points, followed by fellow state-qualifying teams Solorio (64), Nazareth Academy (81), Evergreen Park (99), Kennedy (100) and Brooks (174)
The Bulldogs’ Mateo Nunez finished second with a time of 15 minutes and 35 seconds, followed by teammates Connor O’Brien (3rd/16:27), Jacob Wardzala (4th/16:35) and Jack Sagan (5th/16:36). Senior Matt Zamudio placed eighth at 16:57.
LTHS boys cross country
The Lions placed third (65 points) at the Hinsdale Central Regional of the Class 3A playoffs. Seniors Roland Van Tassel (7th/15:34) and Graham Kutchek (11th/15:42) posted the best scores for LTHS. Charles Harders (13th/15:49), Alex Lynch (16th/16:00), Andrew Tarasuk (18th/16:05) and Patrick Kane (20th/16:15) also recorded top 20 finishes.
Fenwick boys cross country
The Friars finished fourth at the St. Ignatius Regional with a score of 118, trailing only champion Whitney Young (49), St. Ignatius (70) and Von Steuben (101). Senior Alex Marks led Fenwick with a seventh place showing at 15:40. Senior Jack Darrow also ran well, placing 11th with a time of 15:48. Here are the other Fenwick runners: Joseph Wermes (29th/16:39), Jack Gihl (36th/16:57), Brendan Copp (36th/16:58), Jared Wermes (42nd/17:05) and Owen Filbin (43rd/17:15).
RBHS girls cross country
RBHS swept the three top spots to earn its own regional title in convincing fashion. The Bulldogs won the championship with 21 points, followed by Solorio (54), Nazareth Academy (69), Evegreen Park (105) and Kennedy (144).
RBHS sophomore Tara Janney was the individual champion with a time of 19:12. Her teammates Nadia Kaczmarz (19:23) placed second and Hailey Jurgens was third (19:35). Melissa Oliveira-Liz (7th/20:28), Cora Lutes (8th/20:33), Emma Fortman (9th/20:34 and Emma Forberg (13th/20:58) also represented the Bulldogs at the regional.
LTHS girls cross country
The Lions topped conference rivals Hinsdale Central and Oak Park and River Forest to claim the Hinsdale Central Regional championship. LTHS had a score of 29, followed by Hinsdale Central with 36 and OPRF with 70.
Sophomores Sarah Barcelona and Emily Henkel finished first and second, respectively, with times of 17:22 and 17:25. Cara Paliakas (7th/18:05), Kirsten Meyer (8th/18:16), Maddie Cranny (11th/18:36), Brianna Liddell (12th/18:40) and Marta Kogucki (13th/18:43) contributed to the Lions’ balanced scoring.