JV The JV team had an exciting week as we celebrated our Seniors. The team had a tough battle against Hinsdale Central. Nikki Wu played an outstanding singles match. The team continued their conference win streak by defeating Addison Trail. On Saturday, Maddie LaPointe and Emilia Drab (#2 Doubles) placed second at the Lincoln Way West invite. A special shoutout goes to Kaitlyn Wong and Sofia Czarniecki for showing tremendous resilience and a team-centric attitude.
Week of April 11th
JV The JV Hornets were busier than bees this week. The team played in 6 contests and ended with a 3-2 record along with a first-place finish at the Downers Grove North Tournament. Congratulations to Duyen Millon (#10 singles) for putting up a tough fight against Fremd and winning in two games. At Downers Grove North, going undefeated in the following positions led to a 15 point difference between first and second place: Ann Valiathara (#1 singles), Kyra Harrison (#3 Singles), Sophia Zakar (#4 singles), Eva Maria Louis and Anna Meng (#2 Doubles), and Ella Knappemburger and Nikki Wu (#3 Doubles).
Week of April 4th
Varsity Badminton started strong after a week off for spring break. The Hornets came out in dominant fashion against conference rival Downers Grove South, winning 14-1. And then they followed that up with three wins at the Hornet Quad on Friday. The Hornets wrapped up the week by placing second at the Naperville Central Tournament, one point behind Neuqua Valley. Angela Le, Abby Lu and Megan Tai had strong performances in singles and Maggie Chen has continued her undefeated streak and First Singles. Savannah Morford, Amelia Hoch, Gabby Alcantara and Rachele Cameli are also playing some great doubles. Great week Hornets!
JV The JV Badminton team had a successful and productive week. After Spring Break, the doubles combinations and singles lineups changed. Brookelyn Baur and Alex Styczynski stepped-up and switched to different positions with grace and a willingness to learn. Each player handled the challenge exceptionally well. The team defeated another conference competitor, Downers Grove South, 10-5. The team also welcomed Buffalo Grove and won 13-2. On Saturday, the Hornets competed at home in two JV tournaments finishing in 5th and 3rd place. Jenna Pennignton, Ella Knappenburger, Kyra Harrison, Tessa Waszkiewicz, and Claire Camden had stellar performances leading the team through an awesome week back.
Week of March 21st
Varsity Another strong week for the Hornet Varsity Badminton team. We started the week with a dominating win over conference rival Willowbrook, followed up by a strong showing at the Wheaton-Warrenville South Quad and then finishing the week with a second place finish at our Spring Break Tournament. Sophomore Abby Lu made some great strides moving from JV to the Varsity line-up. Gracie Wilcox had a great win against Willowbrook and Angela Le and Maryam Beilani played some seriously inspired singles games as well.
JV The JV Badminton team had an amazing second week of the season. The JV team competed in their second conference dual meet on Wednesday without their #1 Singles player. Congratulations to Abby Lu as she embarks on her journey with the Varsity team. The team rallied together to defeat Willowbrook 10-5. During this week's quad, Kyra Harrison and Magda MacLeod took phenomenal strides as first-time, competitive Badminton players.
On Saturday, the team participated in the Metea Valley tournament. All participants earned at least third place which led us to a second-place (29 points) finish behind Metea Valley (32 points). Congratulations to our players who were able to finish undefeated: #1 Singles (Ann Valiathara), #3 Singles (Kyra Harrison), and #4 Doubles (Brookelyn Baur and Maddie LaPointe).
Freshman The freshman badminton team had a great week! On Wednesday they battled it out against Willowbrook and defeated them 14-1! Marianna Alvarez #10 singles, Karen Zaki #7 singles and the doubles team of Vivian Ling and Eva Gurklys #3 doubles were some of the girls who had strong battles against Willowbrook and started the trend of winning on Wednesday!
On Thursday the freshman traveled to Lake Park for a quad where they dominated in both singles and doubles. They only lost 4 matches out of 24 matches played! Sophie Petrosius, Bianca Bares and Faith Elliott had great determination throughout the whole quad.
On Saturday, the freshmen participated in the Carl Sandburg freshman tournament. As a team they took 2nd place. Each girl had to play 5 matches which tested their endurance, strength, drive and determination. Every Hornet at the tournament stepped up to the challenge and played the best they could! Our singles had fantastic games; Ava Chvosta #1 singles, Isabella Jarod’s #2 singles, both took 1st and brought home a gold medal! Maddy Ventimiglia #3 singles took 3rd overall. Our #2 doubles, which was the team of Uyen Million and Layla Cabrera, our #3 doubles, Vivian Ling and Ula Selickaite, lost their first match of the morning, but won all 4 of their last matches!! That’s what I call teamwork! They both ended up taking 2nd! Our #1 doubles, Maya Chrzanowska and Kelly Lin had lots of tough competition throughout the day and also took 2nd place!
Week of March 14th
Varsity What a great first week of competition for the Hinsdale South Varsity Badminton team! We started off with competitions against, Homewood-Flossmoor, Oak Forest, Lincoln-Way Central, Morton, Lyons Township, Dekalb, Lincoln-Way West and two varsity tournaments on 3/19, where we split the team in half for. Maggie Chen started out in dominant fashion on her quest for a state championship. Rachel Cameli, Savannah Morford, Amelia Hoch and Gabby Alcantara played some great doubles too. Megan Tai and Angela Le are rocking it in singles, leaving it all on the court.
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