Sycamore freshman Angelina Ye had little trouble on the first day of the IHSA state tennis tournament. Ye won her first two matches easily in straight sets and then recorded a 6-0, 0-6, 6-3 win over Champaign Centennial’s Allison Hansen in the third round.
Ye is only the second Sycamore singles player to advance to the second day of the state tournament, and the first Spartan to win all three of her matches.
She will play Wheaton Warrenville South junior Keisha Clousing, who came into the tournament as one of the top four seeded players, in the round of 16.
“She was tremendous. That third match she had cleaned through that first set so easily and then got down on herself,” Sycamore coach Dave Hillmer said. “... I got her spirits back up and once she turned it around, you could see the change.”
Jurcenko, Emmanouil make Day 2: The Kaneland doubles team of sophomores Madi Jurcenko and Jelly Emmanouil made history, becoming the first Kaneland tennis players to win a match at the state tournament.
Jurcenko and Emmanouil won their first two matches, advancing to the Round of 32, before falling, 6-2, 6-0 in the third round. They will continue play in the consolation bracket today.
Kaneland sophomore Sammie Schrepferman lost her first two matches. In the consolation round, Schrepferman was edged by Oswego East’s Jaiere Harlow, 6-4, 7-5.
DeKalb senior Taylor Volk lost her first two matches at the state tournament.
Co-op goes undefeated: The DeKalb/Sycamore co-op swimming team capped its first undefeated dual meet season under coach Leah Eames with a 125-39 victory over Elgin.
Jensen Keck (50-yard freestyle, 500 free), Alexa Miller (200 free, 100 butterfly) and Bailey Flemming (100 free, 100 backstroke) were double winners for the co-op, which swept all 11 events. Natalie Carlson (200 individual medley) and Kylie Olson (100 breaststroke) also won individual events.
Bailey Flemming, Kate Barresi, Olson and Keck won the 200 medley relay while Miller, Sam LeBlanc, Barresi and Carlson combined to win the 200 free. The 400 free relay of Erin Dewitt, LeBlanc, Jessie Howland and Emily Cook capped the meet with a win.
“More than anything it was a total team effort,” Eames said. “our goal coming into today was to come away with a win and cap off our season undefeated. Every single person contributed.”
T’wolves win: Indian Creek defeated Mooseheart, 25-14, 25-14, and was led by Dallas Boehne who dished out 20 assists.
Kate Thuestad had two aces and 11 kills while Ariel Russell recorded three digs and a kill for the Timberwolves (15-13).
“We played some people in different positions, messing with our lineup,” Indian Creek coach Stephanie Crutcher said. “It was a good night, preparing for next week.”
Knights lose final conference game: Kaneland lost its final Northern Illinois Big 12 match of the season, falling in two sets, 25-22, 25-20, to Yorkville.
Lyndi Scholl recorded nine kills while Jenny Lubic dished out 13 assists. Emily Laudant had three aces.