Varsity This was a terrific week for Hornet Tennis! Fresh off a sectional title, the Hornets competed at the state tournament starting on Thursday. The doubles team of Rithik Selvaraj and Rohan Bansal went 1-2 on the first day, which concluded their season. The doubles team of Zeke Bisharat and Ansh Desai went 2-1 on the first day, and then 3-0 on day two to make it to Saturday. Despite losing their first match on Saturday, Zeke and Ansh went 5-2 overall and took 7th place, which qualifies them as first team all-state, only the 5th and 6th boys tennis players in school history to do so. The team finished 14th overall. What a great end to a great season!
Week of May 15th
Varsity This was a great week for Hornet Tennis! On Tuesday varsity played their last dual match of the year versus Wheaton Academy and won 3-1. On Friday and Saturday we hosted a Sectional Tournament and squared off against Lemont, Timothy Christian, and Nazareth Academy among others. The Hornets had previously lost in duals to all three of the aforementioned schools. This weekend that all changed though. Represented by Mark Splingaire, Ethan Pan, Zeke Bisharat, Ansh Desai, Rithik Selvaraj, and Rohan Bansal, the team put up 22 points and took home a sectional title for only the second time in school history. Ethan Pan went 2-1 on Friday, scoring 4 valuable points for the team, and the doubles teams of Bisharat/Desai and Selvaraj/Bansal met each other in the sectional final, finishing 1st and 2nd respectively. This was the first time two doubles teams from Hinsdale South have ever met in the sectional final. Up next, STATE!
Week of May 8th
Varsity Well, the season is starting to come to a close for Hornet Tennis. This past week we squared off versus Nazareth Academy and lost 2-3 after falling at two positions in third set tiebreakers. Of note was the stellar singles play by Ansh Desai who secured a nice win at the #1 spot. On Thursday we hosted the conference tournament, and finished in second place with 41 points, just behind DGS who finished with 46 points. Ansh Desai took 1st place at the second singles spot, Ethan Pan and Isaac Choi took 1st place at the second doubles spot, and AG Wilcox took 2nd place at the third singles position. AG’s performance was particularly impressive, given that these three matches he played at a singles spot, marked the first three he has played all season! Up next… Sectionals!
Week of May 1st
Varsity Despite falling to conference rival DGS this week, the Hornets had a good week of tennis. Falling 1-6 to DGS will put the team in a tough spot heading into the conference tournament, but the Hornets fought hard, and saw some stellar play behind Zeke Bisharat and Ansh Desai at the first and second singles positions.
On Thursday the team rebounded and took on a nice Aurora Central Catholic program, winning 5-2. Despite a cancelled Saturday because of rain, the Hornets still got in two matches Friday evening as part of the Naper Valley Invite, hosting some of the top teams in the area. Rithik Selvaraj, Rohan Bansal, Zeke Bisharat, and Ansh Desai all took home some wins. This coming week the Hornets fine tune some things against LWE and Nazareth Academy in preparation for the conference tournament.
JV Many matches were to come this week for the Hornets. Monday would see poor weather and a lack of a JV squad from the Wheaton Academy team, giving the boys another day off in preparation of another conference match up on Tuesday against Downers Grove South. The Hornets would travel to DGS, fighting hard at all positions but falling with a score of 0-7.
Despite this the boys would travel once again to Leyden in order to finish the matches that had been started previously but were stopped due to inclement weather. The Hornets would go on to return to form, leaving with a victory of 4-3. Connor Doydora would seal the Hornets’ victory winning his match at no. 1 singles with a score of 6-4,4-6,10-5.
Due to Aurora Central Catholic having a low JV number, only two members of South’s JV squad (Connor Doydora and Eamon Bargher) would play. Bargher would join Lukas Krapukaitis in a doubles match and would go on to win a strong match. After the match, the Hornets would go on to practice once more before the DGS team invite on Saturday, however the tournament would go on to be canceled due to rain and inclement weather after a few rounds.
Week of April 24th
Varsity This was a long week for the Hornets, with a lot of time spent on the road. On Monday the Hornets traveled to Hyde Park where they took on University High. Despite falling 1-4, Zeke Bisharat and Ansh Desai pulled out a crucial victory at the first doubles position.
On Tuesday we traveled to RB and won 5-0 with some stellar play across all five positions. Isaac Choi and Ethan Pan won a nail biter at the second doubles position to seal the 5-0 win.
On Thursday the Hornets were a bit short staffed, and traveled to Proviso East where they won 6-1, keeping them undefeated in conference play.
Saturday we participated in one of the largest invites in the state, and wrapped things up around 5 pm after a few delays and moving the tournament indoors. The Hornets finished 6-7 across all positions against teams like WV, Sandburg, and LWE. Up next, the Hornets find themselves with matches five of the next six days.
Week of April 17th
Varsity This was a good week for Hornet Tennis! The Hornets squared off against conference opponents Addison Trail and Leyden, and came away from both matches victorious with 7-0 wins. The Hornets are now 6-4 on the year. On Saturday they headed to the Jay Kramer Invite hosted by Hinsdale Central, which showcases some of the top talent in the state. Despite an eventual rain cancellation, the team saw some early morning play against Hinsdale Central, New Trier, Barrington, LT, and Highland Park. Congrats to Zeke Bisharat who took home a win at the first singles position against Highland Park, and a special mention to Rohan Bansal and Rithik Selvaraj for a super competitive match to LT at the first doubles position. With just over a month left in the season, the Hornets are starting to play some of their best tennis and look for their winning ways to continue with four matches in the next six days.
JV Due to cold temperatures and snow in the forecast, the match against Aurora Central would go on to be canceled, giving the team a break before more matches later in the week. Tuesday and Wednesday would see the Hornets working hard in practice in preparation for their match against Leyden, another conference meeting at home. Unfortunately, the match against Leyden would go on to be postponed due to lightning strikes in the area, resulting in pushing the match back two weeks. This would give the boys a chance to return to their home courts for practice in preparation for the Wheaton Warrenville South quad.
The boys would manage to play a few rounds of the quad against Waubonsie Valley and Wheaton Warrenville South in an all doubles format until snow would not only delay play but completely cancel the event in their match against Oswego high school. The boys would return home to rest before another long week of matches ahead.
Week of April 10th
Varsity This was a great week for Hornet tennis! After starting the season 0-4, the Hornets have righted the ship and are presently sitting at 4-4. The Hornets took care of business against conference opponents Willowbrook (6-1) and Morton (7-0), and played some exceptional tennis at their home triangular against Nazareth Academy (3-2) and Lisle (5-1).
Some matches of note this week include Thomas Lessmeister and Parth Joshi who beat Morton 6-2, 6-2 at the third singles position on Thursday, rebounding nicely from a tough 3 set loss on Tuesday against Willowbrook. Also against Morton, the doubles team of Adam Wilcox and Lukas Krapukaitus pulled out a 3 set win at the fourth doubles position 6-1, 2-6, 10-7.
JV This week would be a full one that would see the Hornets facing off in two conference dual matches that would lead up to a quad meet on Saturday. The first Conference match of the season would be against Willowbrook on the Hornets home courts. The overall score would show the boys falling 2-5, with impressive wins coming from the number 2 singles player Connor Doydora (6-4, 6-1) and with a comeback victory from the number 1 doubles pairing of Eamon Bargher and Ryan Larsen (2-6, 7-5, 10-8) in a match tiebreaker. Though tough losses were seen across the board, the boys would come back to the courts the following day for practice in preparation for the next match.
That Thursday they would travel to Morton in another conference matchup. Unfortunately due to some missing players, the team was forced to concede two positions in this match and lost the overall dual meet 3-4. Despite this, there were strong showings at all positions, with the 3rd doubles pair of Mohit Patel and Cortez Noblin falling in a match tiebreaker (6-4,3-6,5-10).
Saturday would see the boys take the bus to Downers Grove North for a quad with the host school, Stagg, and Andrew high school. There the boys would play several close and competitive matches against all three schools, managing to secure a team victory against Andrew with an overall score of 3-2. Cody Splingaire and Lukas Krapukaitis managed to pull out a tight victory in their match leading to that result (4-6, 7-5, 12-10).
Week of April 3rd
Varsity This week marked the first competitions for the young Hornet Tennis team. On Wednesday, we squared off against a deep and veteran Lyons Township team and fell 0-7. The conditions were brutal, but despite this, the team gained some valuable experience against a top, local school.
On Saturday we hosted the first of back to back quads, and went 0-3 on the day against some strong 1A programs in Glenbard South, Timothy Christian, and Lemont. Despite the team record, the Hornets did tally some good results at some key positions looking ahead to the postseason. Of note were players Ansh Desai who went undefeated on the day (3-0), and also new to varsity players Adam Wilcox, Jeremy Fung, and Isaac Choi who have rounded out our squad nicely and had some solid matches throughout the day.
JV After a month of practicing indoors and conditioning in the hallways of Hinsdale South, the boys JV Tennis team would take on their first opponent of the season in a home match against Lyons Township. Though the boys would play to the best of their ability the Lyons squad was a bit too strong for the boys that day. This loss would go on to give the boys a goal going forward of improving their skills. Fortunately they would use the remainder of the week to practice and continue improving for the coming week full of WSC conference matches.
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