Woodstock North earned the Kishwaukee River Conference girls tennis championship after the second attempt to play the KRC tournament was rained out Tuesday. The KRC awarded the title to the regular season champions, the Thunder.
North won the conference title for the second season in a row.
“For us to repeat was a special moment,” coach Bart Zadlo said. “The girls are excited, bringing a lot of positive energy to sectionals, and hopefully we can do good there and carry on the season.”
The KRC tournament originally was scheduled for Saturday. Rain forced it to be postponed until Tuesday. Zadlo said the four KRC teams played about an hour and a half of tennis before more rain came pouring down Tuesday.
“We’re catching our stride,” Zadlo said. “We were sluggish in the beginning of the season, which makes sense after a lot of the girls didn’t play in the summer. But the more we’ve been playing and the more consistency we’ve had with matches, It think we’re carrying some momentum.”
Aly Cullotta and Sophia Ferru anchor the top spots in the singles lineup. Lesly Guarneros and Jenny Garcia played in the top doubles spot all season.
Jacobs co-op 130, Dundee-Crown 38: At the Dundee Recreation Center in Carpentersville, Jenny Tokarz and Makaylin Monasterio each won two individual events in Jacobs co-op’s victory over Dundee-Crown.
Tokarz won the 200-meter freestyle (2:13.82) and the 100 backstroke (1:10.92). Monasterio won the 50 freestyle (29.01) and the 100 freestyle (1:03.92).
Olivia Johnson won the 200 individual medley (2:39.84). Kate Trembly won the 100 butterfly (1:15.10). Julia Koltuniuk won the 100 breaststroke (1:22.90).
Jacobs swept the relays, with wins in the 200 medley relay (2:13.33), the 200 freestyle relay (2:00.71) and the 400 freestyle relay (4:36.79).
Dundee-Crown’s Cailey Cimera won the 400 freestyle (5:24.66).
Johnsburg 2, Harvard 0: At Harvard, Johnsburg’s Adisyn Illg had five kills and 15 assists in a 25-10, 25-15 Kishwaukee River Conference win over Harvard. Hayley Schmidt had four kills, Tori Mulvihill added three kills. Leah Kottke recorded eight digs and Makayla Huff contributed five.
Morgan Madsen and Rayna Wilkinson each had two aces for Johnsburg (15-13, 8-2 KRC).
Hannah Saucedo had three digs and an ace for Harvard (3-28, 0-10). Kylee Briggs recorded three assists and an ace. Aylia Lemus, Michaela Froehlich and Desiree Brady recorded two kills each.
Johnsburg vs. Harvest Christian (ppd.): At the Class 1A Marian Central Regional in Woodstock, the Skyhawks’ regional semifinal game was postponed until 4 p.m. Thursday. The winner faces Marian Central in Saturday’s regional championship.
Wheaton Academy 2, Huntley 0: At West Chicago, Huntley’s Lucas Clemetsen made five saves for the Red Raiders (2-13-2) in a nonconference loss. Ethan Kornas also made three saves. Wheaton Academy scored both goals in the second half.
D155 Predators 3, Libertyville 0: At Glacier Ice Arena in Vernon Hills, Marissa Paaske earned a shutout, stopping 16 shots for the Predators. Brennan Kelly had two goals and an assist, Zak Estep had a goal, and Max Billimack had an assist.