Richmond-Burton sophomore Savannah Webb finished as runner-up at the Class 1A Antioch Girls Tennis Sectional Saturday in Lake Villa.
Webb lost to Lakes senior Megan Heuser, 6-0, 6-2, in the same title match as last year’s sectional. Heuser, who will play at Illinois, beat Webb, 6-0, 6-0, in that match and went on to win the state title.
Heuser will not get to defend her state title because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The IHSA decided the sectional would be the end of competition in tennis this season.
Webb, who does not have a team at R-B, won No. 1 singles in the Kishwaukee River Conference Tournament last week and took second Saturday in her only high school matches.
Johnsburg’s Gracie Cittadino, a state qualifier in doubles lat year, beat Woodstock North’s Sophia Ferru, 6-0, 6-0, for third place.
Heuser beat Cittadino, 6-0, 6-0, in the semifinals. Webb beat Ferru, 6-0, 6-0, in their semifinal match.
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Kishwaukee River Conference Meet: At McHenry Township Park in Johnsburg, Marengo senior Luke Chaffin repeated as champion.
Chaffin won the race in 16:09.23, beating Woodstock’s Aidan Schleutermann by 17 seconds.
Woodstock repeated as team champion with 31 points; Marengo was second with 43.
Marengo’s Zach Secor was third, followed by Woodstock’s Jack Hansen, Woodstock North’s Jorge Aragon and Woodstock’s Dylan Hanson.
Harvard’s top finisher was Steven Austin in seventh and Johnsburg’s top runner was Andrew Ardon in ninth.
Alex Wickersheim (eighth) and Logan Hagmann (11th) were Woodstock’s other two scoring runners.
East Suburban Catholic Conference Meet: At Arlington Park in Arlington Heights, Marian Central’s Peter Walsdorf had a shoe come untied around the mile mark, but still ran to a victory.
Walsdorf, who was ESCC runner-up last year, finished in 15:16, 8 seconds ahead of Marist’s Jake Phillips.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
KRC Meet: At McHenry Township Park in Johnsburg, Richmond-Burton’s Catherine Miller took first and led the Rockets to a repeat team championship.
Miller finished in 20:57.57, just ahead of Woodstock North’s Hannah Pittman (20:59.82).
Harvard’s Lizeth Flores was third, Woodstock’s Theresa Presisto and Maggie Adams were fourth and fifth, and R-B put Amanda Allport, Jane Wisniewski and Rosie Felch in the next three spots.
Morgan Klos and Ellie Bauer led Johnsburg in ninth and 10th.
ESCC Meet: At Arlington Park in Arlington Heights, Marian Central’s Caroline Binotti took 12th and repeated as an All-Conference runner.