Sycamore sophomore Angelina Ye went 3-1 on the first day of the IHSA girls tennis state tournament Thursday.
Ye lost her first-round match to De La Salle’s Khalia Powell, 6-3, 7-6, but then rallied for three consecutive wins in the consolation bracket.
Ye came back for a 6-0, 6-1 win over Ottawa’s Molly Angell in the consolation first round and then defeated St. Ignatius’ Carla O’Bryne, 6-3, 6-1, in the consolation second round. She defeated Jacobs’ Ashley Kosy, 6-1, 6-1, in the consolation third round.
Schrepferman, Kaneland doubles still alive: Kaneland’s Sammie Schrepferman won her first-round match before falling to Glenbard West’s Caroline Maltby in the second round. Schrepferman defeated O’Fallon’s Tori Lindsay and Champaign Centennial’s Lauren Neitzel each in straight sets to advance to the consolation fourth round.
The Kaneland doubles team of Jelly Emmanouil and Madi Jurcenko won three consecutive matches after losing in the first round. Emmanouil and Jurcenko won all three consolation matches in straight sets to advance to the consolation fourth round.
DeKalb wins conference: DeKalb defeated Morris, 25-16, 25-22, to claim the Northern Illinois Big 12 East championship.
Courtney Bemis led the Barbs (29-6, 9-1 NI Big 12 East) with seven kills, Madison Lord dished out 18 assists and Courtney Wagner had three blocks. Bemis also recorded three aces on the night.
“I think the kids have battled through some adversity over the last couple weeks,” DeKalb coach Ben Fisher said. “We’ve had some small, nagging injuries and we didn’t play very well Tuesday. A lot of that credit goes to Yorkville. We had a good practice yesterday and came back ready to play today.”
The championship gives DeKalb three titles in the past four years.
“We made a list of five goals at the beginning of the season and this was one of our main goals, to win conference outright,” Fisher said. “They deserve it, they really do. I’m happy for my seniors.”
Knights down Yorkville: Kaneland defeated Yorkville in three sets, 25-22, 18-25, 25-21. The Knights were led by Ellie Dunn’s 14 kills and Jenny Lubic’s 29 assists.
Cogs rally for win: Genoa-Kingston rallied for a 14-25, 25-16, 25-23 road win against Rockford Christian.
Olivia Cotton led the Cogs with 27 digs, Bridget Halat had 14 kills and Breea Rogalla dished out 19 assists.
“Rockford Christian played a tough match,” G-K coach Keith Foster said. “They played consistent, they played controlled and they made us work for our points.”
The Cogs (17-14, 8-4 Big Northern Conference East) play in the Stillman Valley tournament this weekend.
WEDNESDAY’S LATE RESULTS
Sycamore sweeps Rochelle: Sycamore defeated Rochelle, 25-12, 25-12, on Wednesday in its final home match of the season.
The Spartans (15-19, 4-6 Northern Illinois Big 12 East) will play Sandwich in the Class 3A Sandwich Regional quarterfinals on Monday.