JV Hinsdale South JV Badminton finished their season with a quad beating DGS 8 – 0, tying with Fremd 4-4, and losting to DGN 1 – 7 before heading into their conference meet at the end of the week.
The conference meet was VERY competitive, with Hinsdale South tying Willowbrook for first place, both at 52 points. Because Willowbrook had more dual meet victories than Hinsdale South, the JV team ended up with a 2nd place conference finish. It was a very strong end to an awesome season!
The Freshman Hornets concluded the season with a fifth place victory in one of the most competitive tournaments in the area. All team members participated in the ten singles and five doubles formatted tournament. The following players placed at the tournament and led the Hornets to the fifth place finish: Kristina Martinet, Danielle Wayman, Sydney Huang, Vaneezah Rashid, Jade Carrillo, Amber Sanchez, Miranda Zelazny, and Jamie Nipperus. Although the season has concluded, the freshman Hornets are looking forward to participating in many of the off season opportunities to improve their skills and we look forward to an amazing 2017-2018 season.
Week of April 17th
Varsity This week started off with a tough match against Hinsdale Central. We came up short 7-8, but had greater focus and better play by the entire team. We continued with a wonderful senior night win against Downers South 13-2 and recognized our five seniors for their four years of dedication to the badminton program: Sonali Patel, Judy Yang, Claire Pomey, Imani Williams and Sam Hendrickson. We then conducted our “Friends and Family” night fundraiser on Thursday, where we raised $570 for One Step Children’s Oncology Services and Corbin’s Legacy, a group that helps elementary school children in need. We finished off the week with the most competitive badminton tournament in the state, the ABCD. We conducted another fundraiser at this tournament and we raised another $1400 for our two charities. The team also continued to play well and we finished 5th out of 16 teams.
JV JV Badminton had a great match putting up a 6 – 9 fight against Hinsdale Central Monday, followed by a 14 – 1 conference win against DGS on Wednesday. The team attended OPRF on Friday night for a triangular meet, beating OPRF 14 – 1 and losing to Stevenson 3 – 11. At Saturday’s tournament at Lincoln Way West the team took 5th place with Rachel Ng placing 2nd in number one singles. Overall a week of tough competition for JV!
Freshman The Freshman Hornets completed a very competitive week of Badminton. The Hornets were able to successfully defeat Hinsdale Central and conference opponent, Downers Grove South, thanks to outstanding performances from all team members. The Hornets struggled against Stevenson and OPRF on Friday, but the exceptional learning experiences helped motivate the team to come out with a Fourth place finish at the Hinsdale Central Invite on Saturday. Congratulations to Amber Sanchez and Ingrid Soare for placing first in third doubles, Keelyn Cranley for placing second at fourth singles, and Danielle Wayman for placing second for first singles.
Week of April 10th
Varsity This week badminton had a little bump in the road. We had nice wins against Morton and Addison Trail, but our effort at New Trier’s Featherfest tournament was not was expected in the Hinsdale South Badminton Program. After finishing 7th at New Trier’s Featherfest, we had a team meeting and dedicated ourselves to greater focus moving forward.
JV JV badminton had two significant wins this week in conference meets against Morton and Addison Trail. The JV girls defeated Addison Trail 13-2, and Morton 14-1. We had the weekend free of any tournaments at the JV level, but are ready for an upcoming week of tough competition against Hinsdale Central, Downers Grove South, and OPRF.
Freshman Freshman Badminton had a productive week of conference play beating Morton 12-3 and Addison Trail 15-0. On Saturday, the Hornets played in their largest tournament of the season and placed seventh out of sixteen teams. Saturday's performance was led by #2 Doubles team Alexis Bortman and Kristina Martinet (First Place) and #4 Doubles team, Nina Pierce and Kathrin Zima (Third Place).
Week of April 3rd
Varsity Coming back from Spring Break and getting the rust off fast was the goal of the varsity badminton team this week. The girls worked hard and came away with an 8-7 win against conference rival Willowbrook at their place on 4/5. The girls followed that up with convincing wins against Oak Lawn (8-0), Wheaton-Warrenville South (8-0) and Glenbrook South (5-3) on 4/7. The girls then moved on to Naperville Central’s Invitational on 4/9 and improved even more. We had two great wins against Neuqua Valley in singles and we went 4-4 with Downers North. Great improvement from two weeks ago.
JV JV Badminton had their first conference loss to Willowbrook this week falling 3 – 12. They were able to regroup for Saturday’s tournament, where Kathleen Massa and Ella Zervakis took 1st place in number 3 doubles, and Gabby Tsarouhis and Jessica Hendrickson took 2nd place at number 4 doubles. The team had an overall 4th place finish, just one point shy of Hinsdale Central at the JV Hornet Invitational. The JV girls are ready for two important conference matches next week.
Freshman The freshman Hornets had a great return from Spring Break defeating conference rival Willowbrook 11-4 and tying with York at the York Quad. To round the week off on a high note, the freshman team placed third at the Glenbard North Invite. Brooke Albert and Keelyn Cranley led the team with seven wins allowing them to take second place for #1 Doubles. Contributing to the stellar performance were first time invite participants Nina Pierce, Erica Cyrus, Vaneezah Rashid, and Jade Carrillo. Special acknowledgements to Erica Cyrus at #4 singles and duo Kathrin Zima and Nina Piecer at #2 Doubles for fighting hard and producing a three way tie for second place. Although the tie breaker was not in their favor, the Hornets contributions pushed the team over the top to place for third.
Week of March 27th
Varsity Spring Break and some time to get away from Badminton a bit and be with family and friends. Practice at the end of the week as we prepare for conference rival Willowbrook when we return. We get another shot at Downers North and prepare for an awesome challenge against Neuqua Valley.
Week of March 20th
Varsity The second week of competition for the Hornet Varsity Badminton season started off well with convincing wins against Leyden and Andrew High School. But then, the Hornets did not play their best badminton at the Spring Break Hornet Invite, coming in 3rd place out of 7 teams. It was a lackluster effort and the girls needed to learn how to “Play with their hair on fire!” We will use this tournament as a constant reminder of the obstacles that we will need to face as the season progresses.
JV The JV badminton team had their first conference win this week beating Leyden 14-1. They also had a huge sweep against Andrew High School beating them 15-0. JV ended the week with a third place finish at the Metea Valley Invite with Christina Prizgintas and Jessica Duan tying for 2nd place in number 1 doubles, Libby Trbovic and Kathleen Massa taking 3rd in number 2 doubles, and freshmen Sydney Huang and Kristina Martinet taking 3rd in number 4 doubles. Singles finishers included Dinah Chemmachel taking 2nd in number 3 singles, Nicole Tuska taking 3rd at number 2 singles, and Rachel Ng taking 2nd at number 1 singles. Congrats on a great week Hornet Badminton!
Freshman The freshman Badminton team had another outstanding week of competition. Consistent performances from Kristina Martinet and Brooke Albert at both singles and doubles helped lead the team to victory over Andrew 13-2 and Leyden 14-1. The team has continued to show great sportsmanship to opponents and teammates. Erica Cyrus has done phenomenal job advancing up the ranks in singles, but also continues to be a strong support system for her teammates.
Week of March 13th
Varsity The Hornet Varsity Badminton started the season off with big wins against Oak Forest, Lincoln-Way Central and Homewood-Flossmoor. Next came a tough loss against Fremd High School. But the Hornets learned a lot about themselves that day and we will use that to focus on continued improvement throughout the season. Next came the Karnstedt Invitational which the Hornets won beating 9 other teams. Good start to the first week of the season.
JV The JV Badminton Team kicked off their season with wins against Homewood Flossmoor, Oak Forest, and Lincoln Way Central at their first meet of the season. They continued the week with a 8 – 0 victory over Glenbard South, along with a 4 – 4 split with Lincoln Way West, and a loss to Lyons Township 3 – 5. In the first ABCD tournament of the season, JV had individual accomplishments including doubles teams Chemmachel and Hulvat with a 3rd place finish in the A bracket, Hendrickson and Giza with a 2nd place finish in the D bracket, and freshmen Cranley and Albert with a 3rd place finish in the C bracket. In singles, Ng finished 3rd place in the A bracket, Prizgintas finished 6th place in the A bracket, Zervakis finished 5th place in the C bracket, and Tuska finished 3rd place in the B bracket. The JV Badminton Team has their first conference meet this upcoming week against Leyden and also take on Andrew High School.
Freshman The freshman team had a very successful first week of competition. Team members had phenomenal performances during some very tough matches. To conclude the week, the freshman girls placed third overall in their first tournament. #1 Singles player, Danielle Wayman, and #3 Singles player, Miranda Zelazny, both took first place for their respective positions. Kristina Martinet and Alexis Bortman took second place for #1 Doubles and Amber Sanchez placed third in #4 Singles. More great matches to come from these talented Lady Hornets!
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