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Northwest Herald Boys Tennis All-Area Team

First team


Aaron Waters

Marian Central, sr.

Waters won the Suburban Christian Conference and Cary-Grove Sectional tournaments. He went 2-2 at state, losing in the third consolation round.

Elisha Hougland

Hampshire, jr.

Hougland won the Fox Valley Conference tournament with a three-set win against Jacobs’ Kailash Panchapakesan and took second at the Elgin Sectional to qualify for the state finals. He won his opening-round match at state.

Kailash Panchapakesan

Jacobs, fr.

Panchapakesan, the Northwest Herald Player of the Year, went undefeated in the FVC at No. 1 singles as a freshman and helped the Golden Eagles to a share of the Valley Division title. He went 3-2 at state and advanced to the fourth round of the back draw.


Bij Heydari/Brad Henning

Prairie Ridge, srs.

After struggling a bit during the regular season, Heydari and Henning came on strong to win the FVC tournament at No. 1 doubles and the Cary-Grove Sectional. They went 2-2 at state, losing in the third consolation round.

Brandon Sidor/Kingsley Bernardo

Jacobs, srs.

Sidor and Bernardo went undefeated at No. 1 doubles during the regular season and won the Elgin Sectional. They won their opening-round match at state.

Dennis Quitalig/Nick Higgin

McHenry, sr./jr.

Quitalig and Higgin placed third at the FVC tournament and second at the Cary-Grove Sectional. They went 1-2 at state, winning their first consolation round match.

Jack Lamar/Danny Van Bosch

Prairie Ridge, sr./jr.

Lamar and Van Bosch won the FVC tournament at No. 2 doubles and qualified for state at the Cary-Grove Sectional.

Second team


Kevin Wells, Johnsburg, sr.

Owen Russell, Cary-Grove, sr.

Kendrick Chong, Jacobs, fr.


Matt O’Connell/Billy O’Connell, Crystal Lake Central, srs.

Jake Dahlberg/Chad West, Hampshire, jrs.

Kristian Bernardo/Keegan Gaspari, Jacobs, srs. 

Chris Rozolis/Kevin Maas, Johnsburg, sr./jr.

Honorable Mention


Danny Nelson, Crystal Lake Central, sr.

Brandon Jarva, Crystal Lake South, sr.

Imraan Alas, Prairie Ridge, sr.

Ryan Kohl, Prairie Ridge, jr.

Riley Rowan, Jacobs, fr.

Nick Fanlon, McHenry, sr.


Pat Stanek/Jake Maher, McHenry, sr./so.

Garrick McDaniel/Max Pilkerton, Huntley, srs.

Neil Bingham/Christian Hughes, Marian Central, srs.

Brian Legnaioli/Chris Schmidt, Johnsburg, sr./jr.

Brad Spangenberg/Chad Wagner, Dundee-Crown, jr./so.

Kyle Powell/Matt Toomire, Jacobs, jr./so.

– Rob Smith

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