Girls roundup: Crystal Lake South tennis wins FVC Valley

The Crystal Lake South tennis team claimed the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division regular season title with its 7-0 victory against Huntley. This is the third straight regular season Valley title for the Gators. They have won it every year since 2011 when division play started.

South finished the regular season with 35 points, edging Jacobs, who finished with 31 points. The win also kept the Gators (16-0, 6-0 FVC Valley) unbeaten on the season.

South was led by Julia Thome and Hannah Rakofsky, who both won, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, respectively. Kelsey Laktash and Rachel Rasmussen added a win at No. 1 doubles, 6-1, 6-1.

Huntley's only set win of the day came at No. 4 doubles, where Haley McCartney and Nicolette Davila won the first set of their match, before eventually losing in three sets.

Marian Central 5, St. Edward 0: At Woodstock, the Hurricanes won all three doubles matches while only dropping three games. 

Ariel Majewski earned the only singles win at No. 2 as Marian won by forfeit at the top spot.

McHenry 6, Woodstock 1: At McHenry, Brittany Goebel, Emily Zalewski and Haley Walsh each won singles matches for the Warriors.

Emma Thill and Clara Sullivan earned the only win for Woodstock at No. 3 doubles.

Cary-Grove 7, Dundee-Crown 0: At Cary, the Trojans (11-11, 6-6 FVC Valley) were led by Macy Koepke and Alyssa Derer as they shut out the Chargers in FVC Valley Division play.

Koepke won, 6-0, 6-2, at No. 1 singles and Derer won, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 2 singles for Cary-Grove. Lauren Betz and Jessica Hinojosa added a victory at No. 1 doubles.

Morganne Schmidt and Danielle Pautz gave the Chargers their best chance at a set win when they nearly won the first set of their No. 2 doubles match. They eventually lost, 7-5, 6-2.

Jacobs 7, Woodstock North 0: At Algonquin, the Golden Eagles (20-6, 4-2 FVC Valley) cruised to a shutout victory over the Thunder in an FVC crossover match. Ashley Kosy won at No. 1 singles and Shelley Seong won at No. 2 singles for Jacobs.

Woodstock North’s Sara Keesee and Kelsey Parlogean nearly won their first set in the No. 3 doubles match, but fell, 7-5, 6-1.

Crystal Lake Central 6, Grayslake Central 1: At Crystal Lake, Evelyn Youel won at No. 1 singles, 6-0, 6-0, to lead the Tigers (9-3 FVC Fox) to an FVC Fox Division win. Jillian Wallace won at No. 2 singles and Emma Buckingham and Maddie O’Donnell added a 6-1, 6-0 victory at No. 2 doubles for Crystal Lake Central.


McHenry 96, Woodstock Co-op 73: At McHenry, Michaela Matthys won the 100-yard butterfly in 59.63 for the Warriors, less than a second off the state qualifying cut, and the 200 individual medley (2:14.88). 

Lizzy Kruse won the 100 freestyle (57.94) and the 100 backstroke (1:08.39) for the Woodstock co-op.  


Crystal Lake Central 2, Woodstock 0: At Woodstock, the Tigers were led by Lauren Leverenz, who had six kills while Kassi Dvoracek added five in the straight-set 25-7, 25-10 win.

Annie Fox led Central with nine digs while Natalie Ricca had 12 assists.

Johnsburg 2, Grayslake Central 1: At Grayslake, Ashley Schmitt led the Skyhawks with 17 kills and 17 digs. Abby Majercik chipped in with 13 digs in the win.

Marengo 2, North Boone 0: At Marengo, the Indians (7-8, 3-4 BNC East) dominated the first set of their match on way to a 25-3, 25-15 BNC East Division win. Peyton Velasquez had eight aces, six kills and three digs for Marengo. Nikki Hammortree had six kills and Rachel Tautges added 10 assists in the win.

Richmond-Burton 2, Rockford Christian 0: At Rockford, Ali Frantti had 12 kills, five digs and five aces as she led the Rockets (8-7, 6-1 BNC East) to a Big Northern East Division win, 25-14, 25-11. Jenna Mazur had eight digs and two aces and Kelsey Burlini added 11 assists and six digs for Richmond-Burton.

Huntley 2, Jacobs 0: At Algonquin, the Red Raiders (10-4, 5-2 FVC Valley) were led by Alex Kisten with seven kills and Erin Erb with six kills in the FVC Valley Division win, 25-19, 25-17. Kelsey Dewulf had 18 assists and Rachel Shores added eight digs for Huntley.

Grayslake North 2, Hampshire 1: At Grayslake, the Whip-Purs fell in three sets in Fox Valley Conference Fox Division play. Hampshire won the first set, 25-23, before losing the last two, 25-17, 25-16.

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