High school girls tennis: 2018 Northwest Herald All-Area Team



Aly Cullotta, jr., Woodstock North – Cullotta had McHenry County’s longest run at state, going 3-2 at the Class 1A tournament. She lost only one match in the regular season and helped Woodstock North win the Kishwaukee River Conference title.

Bethany Marshall, sr., Cary-Grove – Marshall won her second consecutive Fox Valley Conference singles title and was a Class 2A state qualifier. Marshall, a four-year varsity player, went 1-2 at state as a senior. She helped C-G win its first FVC tournament title since 1981.

Skylar Olsen, sr., Crystal Lake South – For the second year in a row, Olsen was the runner-up to Marshall in the FVC No. 1 singles tournament. She was a state qualifier in Class 2A.


Abbie Cittadino and Kamile Aleksaite, Johnsburg, sr./jr. – Johnsburg’s No. 1 doubles team won a sectional title, something no other McHenry County singles players or doubles pair can say, in Class 1A. The duo dropped both its matches at state.

Rebecca Mudge and Ramya Nissankula, Jacobs, sr./sr. – Mudge and Nissankula were the FVC’s top doubles seed following the regular season, but they were upset by Krembuszewski and Los in the FVC tournament. They missed out on Class 2A state after a three-set loss in their qualifying match at sectionals.

Alina Krembuszewski and Karina Los, Cary-Grove, jr./jr. – Cary-Grove’s top doubles pair was a work in progress all season, improving over the course of the year. They played their best when it mattered most, winning the FVC doubles tournament (after not earning a top four seed) and qualifying for Class 2A state.

Maddy Ljunggren and Kaitlyn Theil, Prairie Ridge sr./sr. – Ljunggren and Theil were consistent all season. They finished as the runners-up in the No. 1 doubles bracket at the FVC tournament. They also qualified for Class 2A state, where they went 1-2, winning a consolation match.



Lindsay Cunningham, Jacobs, jr.

Ruhi Gulati, Huntley, fr.

Kaitlin Warner, Cary-Grove, jr.


Michelle Barnvos and Riley Conradt, Huntley, so./sr.

Isha Desai and Kaya Trumbo, Jacobs, fr./fr.

Kenna Kessler and Kyleigh Kessler, Crystal Lake Central, jr./sr.

Hannah Schuetzle and Sarah Schuetzle, Crystal Lake South, jr./jr.


Gabbi Barnvos and Meghan Fenske, Huntley, sr./jr.

Macy Biggam, Prairie Ridge, jr.

Mariana Byker and Grace Witecha, Hampshire, sr./sr.

Gracie Cittadino, Johnsburg, fr.

Megan Dowling, Marian Central, jr.

Georgie Durrant and Colette Reiche, Prairie Ridge, jr./sr.

Alexis Foster, Hampshire, sr.

Jenny Garcia and Lesly Guarneros, Woodstock North, sr./sr.

Katie Haviland and Cassie Preshlock, Crystal Lake Central, sr./sr.

Brianna Japkowski, Jacobs, sr.

Giselle Lemke, Crystal Lake Central, so.

Ela Kusmierz, Prairie Ridge, jr.

Alexa Norgard and Meghan Sutter, Woodstock, sr./sr.

Kimee Stachura, McHenry, sr.

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