Varsity We had a lot of rained our practice leading into sectionals on 10/14 and 10/15. Our sectional lineup this year consisted of Chloe Goins and Arya Selvaraj at Singles. At doubles we had Nikki Wu/Gabriella Brukasz and Makena Camden/Eva Bargher. Going into the tournament Chloe was seeded 2nd allowing her to qualify on Friday and advance onto Saturday as well as qualify for the IHSA state tournament! Our other positions lost their first match with Arya Selvaraj having a tough fought battle losing 4-6 4-6. Chloe finished 2nd overall at sectionals beating Hinsdale Central 2nd singles player 6-3 6-2 in the semi-finals. Then lost in the finals to Hinsdale Central's 1 singles player 6-0 7-5. The teams effort at sectionals allowed us to finished 5th overall! Chloe will now advance on to the State Tournament next weekend!
Week of October 3rd
Varsity Our next meet on 10/3 was against Homewood Flossmoor in which we lost 2-5 overall. We had victories at singles with Chloe Goins 6-0 6-1 and Ava Chamberlain 6-4 7-5 but lost at all other positions. Our 3/4 doubles teams had tough fights in which Gabriella Brukasz/Nikki Wu lost 2-6 6-7(5-7) and Tessa Frank/Ellen Mulgrew lost 2-6 6-4 3-10.
On 10/5 we rescheduled our Leyden match that had gotten rained out. We won our last conference match 6-1 with victories for Chloe Goins 6-0 6-0, Ava Chamberlain 6-0 6-1 at singles. At doubles Hailey Goins/Arya Selvaraj 6-1 6-4, Makena Camden/Edie Mitchell 6-3 6-0, Gabriella Brukasz/Nikki Wu 6-1 1-0, and Tessa Frank/Ellen Mulgrew 6-2 6-3 all took victories.
10/7 and 10/8 we hosted the West Suburban Gold Varsity Conference here at our home courts and at Downers Grove South. Singles was played at Downers grove south in which Chloe Goins finished 1st, Ava Chamberlain finished 2nd, and Avni Verma finished 5th. At doubles Hailey Goins/Arya Selvaraj finished 4th place, Makena Camden/Edie Mitchell finished 2nd, Nikki Wu/Gabriella Brukasz finished 2nd, and Tessa Frank/Eva Bargher finished 2nd. Our efforts after finished 6-1 for the conference season and our performances through the conference tournaments allowed the Hinsdale South Girl's Varsity Tennis team to finish 2nd behind DGS in the WSC.
JV1 The girls would start their final week of the season with one more match against Homewood-Flossmoor in their final home match. Playing in an 8-game pro set format with 2 singles matches and 5 doubles matches, Hinsdale would lose this tight matchup with a final score of 2-5. The Hornets would hold strong at the 4th doubles position with the pair of Alex Styczynski and Maya Chrzanowska winning in a tiebreaker and the 5th doubles position being held down by Ava Chvosta and Veanka Francisco.
The following three days would have the Hornets hard at work on the practice courts in preparation for the Conference tournament on Saturday October 8th. This would see the Hornets start early in the morning to see which team was the best in the West Suburban Conference Gold Division. Persevering through cold weather and wind throughout the morning, the Hornets would go on to place 4th in the conference! For the singles, Duyen Millon would place 2nd in the first singles position. Along with that, Jenna Pennington and Raneem Kholoki would place 2nd in first doubles. Veanka Francisco and Ava Chvosta would also place 2nd place at the 3rd doubles position. Congratulations to all of the ladies on a great season and we look forward to having them back next season!
Final Standings: 1st Singles- Duyen Millon: 2nd Place 2nd Singles- Maya Chrzanowska: 5th Place 3rd Singles- Alex Styczinski: 4th Place
1st Doubles- Raneem Kholoki/Jenna Pennington: 2nd Place 2nd Doubles- Uyen Millon/Claire Camden: 4th Place 3rd Doubles- Veanka Francisco/ Ava Chvosta: 2nd Place 4th Doubles- Haniya Muqtadar/Aseel Jarad: 4th Place
JV2 This week was our last week for JV2. We played two matches total. On Monday, we played our last home match against Homewood Flossmoor. We lost overall 1-4, but we were able to secure a win at our number 1 singles position. Erika Swiecki fought hard and gave us a win.
On Tuesday, we played one of our rivals - Hinsdale Central. We lost our matches 0-5. It was nice to see the girls give it their all for our last game!
Week of September 26th
Varsity The next conference match-up we had was against Proviso East in which we won 5-0 with wins at every position from Gabriella Brukasz, Nikki Wu, and Eva Bargher all with scores of 6-0 6-0. Paired along with wins at doubles from Edie Mitchell/Tessa Frank 6-1 6-0 and Makena Camden/Ava Chamberlain 6-0 6-0.
On 9/28 we held our Senior Night in which we recognized our following seniors for their hard work and contribution to Varsity Tennis: Eva Bargher, Makena Camden, Tessa Frank, Edie Mitchell, Ellen Mulgrew, and Avni Verma. We played against Waubonsie Valley this night and lost 1-6 overall with a win at 1 singles with Chloe Goins with a score of 6-1 6-1. Nikki Wu lost 6-1 6-1 as well as had a close match from Gabriella Brukasz who lost 6-4 0-6 6-10. At 1 doubles, Hailey Goins/ Arya Selvaraj lost 0-3. Our seniors that night of Makena Camden/Edie Mitchell had a close battle after losing 4-6 6-7(3-7), Tessa Frank/Avni Verma lost 6-2 6-2. and Eva Bargher/Ellen Mulgrew lost 6-2 6-3.
Our last non-conference tournament was at Lockport again on 9/30 and 10/1. On the first day we took a loss against Nequa Valley 1-4 with sole win by Chloe Goins 8-5. Then Lost to Downers Grove North 0-3 before making draws on the second day.
On Day 2 of this tournament, we finished 2nd place in our bracket after a victory over Edwardsville (orange team) with 3 needed victories with Chloe Goins 6-0 6-0, Ava Chamberlain 6-2 6-0, and doubles team Tessa Frank/Edie Mitchell 6-2 6-1.
Next was against Lincoln-way Central in which we took a 3-1 victory in which Chloe Goins won 6-0 6-0, Ava Chamberlain won 6-2 6-4, and Arya Selvaraj/Nikki Wu 6-3 6-4. Last match of the day we finally fell to Oswego East in a close battle 2-3. Chloe Goins won 6-0 6-0 and Tessa Frank/Edie Mitchell won 6-2 2-6 10-3 but we fell at other positions. Our hard work got us a 2nd place finish at this tournament as well as shirts to take home!
JV1 On Monday the 26th, the Hornets would welcome the Lockport JV team to their home courts to start off their week. Though the girls would fight hard across the board, with a victory at the fourth doubles position coming from the rackets of Ava Chvosta and junior captain Alex Styczynski, the Hornets would fall with a score of 1-6 against Lockport.
What was planned to be the final conference match with Proviso East on Tuesday the 27th was unfortunately canceled due to lack of players from the Proviso squad, so the Hornets would go on to take the day off in order to rest up for their next match away against Waubonsie Valley.
The girls would travel to Waubonsie for the final set of matches of the week. Unfortunately, the girls would come into competition with another strong squad and would lose this match up with a score of 0-7. The Hornets would then take the next two days to practice in order to prepare for their last regular season matches coming on Monday against Homewood-Flossmoor.
JV2 This week we hosted Senior for our 4 JV girls while facing Lockport high school! On JV 2, we have Fatima Qureshi who plans on going to NYU to pursue Pre-Med. The other 3 girls consist of Raneem Kholoki, Haniya Muqtadar, and Aseel Jarad who all plan on attending Loyola next fall.
During our Lockport match, we played against 3 of their doubles teams and unfortunately weren't able to secure any wins. Erika Swiecki fought hard in a singles match and lost in a tie breaker. However, Erika came back to win a singles match against Waubonsie Valley on Wednesday.
We ended the week with working on our ability to slice the ball across the net.
Week of September 19th
Varsity We had our next conference match against Leyden this week, but on the day we played, rain postponed our match and got rescheduled to 10/5 and resumed matches.
Our next tournament was on 9/24 at the Lincoln Way West Invite. During this invite we had great tournaments from both Chloe Goins, her took 1st in her flight, and Ava Chamberlain who took 2nd in her flight. Hailey Goins/Arya Selvaraj and Nikki Wu/Gabriella Brukasz played in the Doubles Flights both finished 1-2 at the end of the day. Everyone's combined efforts brought us to a 4th place finish!
JV1 The Hornets began a match full week with York high school on Monday. The girls would go on to lose 2-5 in this 1 singles, 6 doubles format match played with 8 game pro sets. Even still, senior captain Raneem Kholoki and Claire Camden showed off strong doubles play at the number two position, winning 8-7 (10-7 in the tiebreaker!). Duyen Millon and Maya Chrzanowska also showed out in the fifth doubles position, winning with a score of 8-6.
The Hornets would return to the home courts for their next two matches, with the first being a conference meeting with Leyden. This match would be tightly contested across some of the doubles matches, however the Hornets would go on to be victorious with a score of 4-3 against Leyden.
Finally, the girls would have one more home match with the traveling Nequa Valley squad. The Hornets fought hard and played two rounds however would go on to fall in this match-up with a score of 0-9, ending their run of matches for the week. Thursday and Friday would see the girls practicing hard at home in order to get ready for another week of matches starting on Monday against Lockport.
JV2 This week we took on York High School, Leyden, and Neuqua Valley. York was our first match on Monday and we lost 0-4. The girls played tough matches against their team and we got close to securing a win but lost during a tie breaker. The next day we fought hard to tie against Leyden 1-1. We almost won our 3rd match but we got rained out. Finally, on day 3 of this week we played Neuqua Valley and lost 1-5. After a long week of matches, we spent Thursday and Friday working on our offensive skills and being more aggressive at the net.
Week of September 12th
Varsity On 9/13 we played our next conference match against Morton in which we would take a 7-0 victory. We had a steady performance from our team with wins at singles from Chloe Goins and Ava Chamberlain both winning 6-0 6-0, and a well fought match from Ellen Mulgrew winning 6-4 7-5. We had wins at all our doubles positions as well from Hailey Goins/Arya Selvaraj 6-1 6-3, Makena Camden/Edie Mitchell 6-0 6-1, Gabriella Brukasz/Nikki Wu 6-0 6-1, and Tessa Frank/Caitlyn Sattler 6-3 6-1.
Later this week we had a match on 9/15 against Addison Trail in which we would take a win 6-1 for another conference victory. We had victories from Chloe Goins and Ava Chamberlain both winning 6-0 6-1, and a narrow loss from Avni Verma battling 4-6 6-4 9-11. Our doubles came to play today taking victories at all positions with scores of Makena Camden/Edie Mitchell 6-3 6-3, Hailey Goins/Arya Selvaraj 6-0 6-0, Gabriella Brukasz/Nikki Wu 6-1 6-0, Eva Bargher/Caitlyn Sattler 6-2 6-0.
This weekend on 9/17 we had our Lockport invite in which we had entries sent to multiple sites for their specific flights. In the Doubles B flight Eva Bargher/Ellen Mulgrew and Caitlyn Sattler/Magdalena MacLeod both finished 0-2 for the day. Doubles A Flight had Makena Camden/Edie Mitchell finish 0-2, and Nikki Wu/Gabriella Brukasz finished 1-2 for the day. Singles B Flight had Avni Verma finish 1-2, and Ava Chamberlain with a wonderful set of victories in her flight going 4-0 to win the championship! At our Singles A Flight we had Hailey Goins and Arya Selvaraj both finish 1-2
JV1 Due to rain, practice for the team would be canceled on Monday but the girls would take the home court against Morton in another conference meeting. The Hornets would go on to win this matchup handedly with a score of 6-1, seeing some stellar play across all four doubles spots and from first time 1 singles player Maya Chrzanowska winning with a score of 6-3, 7-6 (11-9). The team would then take a day to practice in preparation for another conference match on Thursday facing Addison Trail in an away match. The Hornets would come away with another strong conference win here, once again seeing stellar doubles play across the board. Magdalena Macleod won a long and hard fought battle at number one singles, coming from behind and winning with a score of 5-7, 7-6(10-8), 10-5. After this victory, the girls would practice one more day this week and then take the weekend off in preparation for a week of three matches in a row.
JV2 This week our girls took on Morton and Addison Trail high school. At Morton, we fought hard and came home with a 6-2 win. Gabriella Brukasz played a tough singles match and won in a tie breaker, and Paulina Majerczyk and Eva Borsuk did the same in their doubles game. On Thursday, we played another conference team, Addison Trail. The day before we practiced being more aggressive at the net and slicing our serves. This played out well in our matches and we came home with a win of 3-1.
Week of September 5th
Varsity We had our Downers Grove South dual meet on 9/6 for our first conference matchup of the season. Unfortunately we fell to them with an overall score of 1-6. Chloe Goins had our one victory at 1 singles with a commanding 6-3 6-0 match. We had close matches at 3 doubles with Nikki Wu/Gabriella Brukasz losing 3-6 6-4 7-10 in the super tiebreaker, and Caitlyn Sattler/Tessa Frank also losing 3-6 6-4 7-10.
Our next match this week against our next conference match-up, Willowbrook, went a lot better our last with a victory of 6-1. At both 1 and 2 singles we had victories of 6-0 6-0 from Chloe Goins and Ava Chamberlain, and a tough fought loss from Eva Bargher of 7-5 6-0. We had wins at all doubles positions. Hailey Goins/Arya Selvaraj won at 1 doubles 6-3 7-6(7-4). 2 doubles Makena Camden/Edie Mitchell won 6-0 6-1. 3 doubles of Gabriella Brukasz and Nikki Wu won 6-1 6-2. and 4 doubles Tessa Frank/Ellen Mulgrew 6-4 7-5.
On 9/10 we were invited to the Red Devil Invite in which we had 3 matches.
Our first match against Rockford Auburn was a victory with a score of 4-1. We had won matches at 1 and 2 singles with Chloe Goins 6-0 6-0 and Ava Camberlain 6-3 6-2. We also had doubles victories from Hailey Goins/Arya Selvaraj 6-0 6-0 and Gabriella Brukasz/Nikku Wu 6-1 6-2. That win advanced us into another match against Hinsdale Central in which we would fall 0-5. Chloe Goins our 1 singles player had a wonderful match against Central's last year state semi-finalist in which she lost the first set 4-6, battled back and took back the second set 6-4, but unfortunately lost in the 3rd set super tiebreaker 4-10.
Last match of the day was against Lyons Township in which we would fall 2-3 to end the day. We had wins from Chloe Goins 6-0 6-1 and Ava Chamberlain 6-4 7-5 at singles but unfortunately drop all doubles matches to LT.
JV1 After closing out the week with some hard practices and having their first day back at school, Hinsdale South would have their next match on Tuesday facing off with WSC conference rival Downers Grove South to begin the ever important conference season. Though the Hornets were at home for this conference opener, they would fall against Downers Grove South with a score of 1-6, the lone victory coming from Hinsdale’s 1 singles player Duyen Millon with a score of 6-4, 6-4. Though the girls lost a tough one, the week would call on more play as they would have more matches ahead of them this week.
The girls’ busy week would continue with an away match against Willowbrook on Thursday September 8th. In another Conference meeting, the girls would go on to play many tight matches across all the positions, so much so that all of the doubles matches went on to play third set match tiebreakers to decide the victors. Some extremely clutch doubles play would come from the rackets of JV1 veterans Jenna Pennington and Raeem Kholoki at the 1st doubles position, roaring to a win with a score of 2-6, 7-5, 10-1. The pair of Uyen Millon and Claire Camden at the 2nd doubles position would also make a strong comeback against Willowbrook winning 2-6, 6-2, 10-8. The 3rd doubles team of Haniya Muqtadar and Aseel Jarad also made a strong showing, winning handedly with a score of 6-2, 6-1. Unfortunately, the Hornets would lose this match overall with a tight score of 3-4 but look motivated to come back stronger for the next time they see this team.
After the match with Willowbrook, Hinsdale South would go on to practice in preparation for the West Aurora quad on Saturday September 10th. Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances, the Hornets would be down quite a few players that morning, managing to put out a full squad in order to face off with two West Aurora teams and Bartlett. In a slightly different match format of playing 10 total games, the Hornets would go on to lose in all three matches however also having a tie (with a score of 5-5) in all three as well. After a long day, the Hornets would return home with their sights set on the next match, where their opponent would be another conference match-up with Morton on Tuesday September 13th.
JV2 This week our JV2 hornets fought hard against Downers Grove South. Fatima Qureshi and and Zara Jamil won their doubles match in 2 sets, but we were unable to win the other 3. We worked hard at practice on Wednesday to improve our doubles coordination and rotation. Then, we played one of our rivals, Willowbrook. We fought hard and secured all 3 wins for our doubles team. Eva Borsuk and Layan Al-Khaled played a set to 3 with an ending super tiebreaker and won 7-3.
Week of August 29th
Varsity On 8/31 we had a dual meet against Downers Grove North in which we would lose 1-6. Our sole win was with Chloe Goins as she had a strong victory at 1 singles with a score of 6-1 6-0. We also had well fought matches at 1 doubles with Arya Selvaraj/Hailey Goins losing 6-1 6-4 and at 3 doubles with Nikki Wu and Gabriella Brukasz losing 3-6 6-2 but losing the super tiebreaker.
We then played at the Downers Grove South Invite on 9/3 in which we would play Downers Grove North again in which we lost 1-4 overall in the first match. A tight victory at 3 doubles was achieved by Caitlyn Sattler/Tessa Frank with a score of 1-6 7-5 10-3. and a hard fought battle at 1 doubles with Makena Camden and Edie Mitchell.
Next we faced up against Lincoln Way East and lost 2-3 overall. We had wins at singles with Ava Chamberlain, and a close battle at 3 doubles with Tessa Frank/Avni Verma winning 6-4 3-6 10-7.
Next we played against Rosemary and won 4-1 in the next round of this tournament. We had wins a singles with Makena Camden 6-2 6-2 and Nikki Wu 6-2 6-1. As well as doubles wins from Arya Selvaraj/Gabriella Brukasz with a tight score of 6-1 6-7(7-9) 10-8, and from Ava Chamberlain/Caitlyn Sattler with a score of 6-4 6-3 Last match of the day was a victory against Mother MCauley in which we won 8-1 in all 3 doubles positions of Nikki Wu/Gabriella Brukasz, Tessa Frank/Edie Mitchell, and Caitlyn Sattler/Ava Chamberlain netting us a 3-0 lead before getting rained out.
JV1 Returning to the practice courts would have the ladies hitting more and more in preparation for their next match on Wednesday, August 31 against Downers Grove North. With another home match, the ladies looked to take it to the Trojans but would unfortunately go on to fall in this match with a score of 0-7. The closest match during this meeting between the two teams would come from the 3rd doubles pairing of juniors Claire Camden and Veanka Francisco who lost two tight sets of 3-6, 4-6. The Hornets wouldn’t have another match until Tuesday September 6th so they would find themselves working hard at practice until the next match.
JV2 The girls played a tough match this week and lost to DGN 0-4. That didn’t stop us - we came back to win 10-2 against St. Francis on 09/01. Freshman Sofiya Antonova played her first doubles match alongside Freshman Brooklynn Bodik to win at this match. During the Quad on 09/03, our girls fought hard to secure a win against Waubonsie Valley. We ended the week on a high note and are hopeful for the next couple of matches this week.
Week of August 22nd
Varsity The Varsity Girls had a match against Naperville Central on 8/22 in which we fell 0-7. This was a great match to learn about our weakness as a team and how to work and improve on them. Ava Chamberlain at 3 singles had a tough fought match yet lost 7-5 4-6 3-10 in the super tiebreaker in this one.
We then had our Hinsdale South Hornet Quad on 8/27 on to play on our home courts for the first time this season! We invited some of the top schools around the area: Hinsdale Central, Lyons Township, and Whitney Young to come play in the Hornet Quad. We lost to Hinsdale Central 0-7 in our first match of the quad. We learned about the strengths of some State champion contending teams here at this quad. We then played against Lyons Township and lost 0-7 working on some skills to be applied to future matches. Then our last match against Whitney Young in which we lost 1-6 having our hard fought win of the day being at doubles with Edie Mitchell/Ava Chamberlain at a score of 6-4 0-6 13-11 in the close 3rd set tiebreaker.
JV1 Hinsdale South went on to begin their 2022 campaign with a home match against Naperville Central on Monday. Unfortunately missing a number of girls that day, the Hornets would go on to fall in this match-up against a strong Naperville Central team after playing two rounds of all doubles action. After the match, the Hornets would go back to practicing and conditioning hard over the rest of the week in preparation of their first quad of the season.
Hosted by Lake Park, the Hornets would make the trip up to their courts to play in round robin action against Benet, Lockport, and Lake Park themselves. For this event, the Hornets JV1 and JV2 teams would come together to face off with the other three teams on that early Saturday morning. Unfortunately, the girls would go on to lose with a score of 0-5 against all three schools, leaving the event with elements to work on in the coming week in preparation of their next match.
JV2 JV 2 started strong with try outs lasting 3 days. All girls made the team and worked hard to build their skills. We spent the first two weeks practicing and getting ready for game play. Eva Borsuk and Erika Swiecki, Sophomores, worked as a doubles team to build their skills and Layan Al-Khalid, Junior, developed skills as a singles player. We played a tough match against Naperville Central on the 22nd and lost 0-6, but the girls persevered in practice to prepare for future matches.
Week of August 15th
Varsity The Varsity Girls started off their season strong at the Jacob's invitational on 8/19 after a week of practice. We played Jacob's 2nd team and won 3-2 with wins from Ava Chamberlain at singles, and doubles wins from Makena Camden/Edie Mitchell and Avni Verma/ Gabriella Brukasz.
They would then go to play Jacob's 1st team and have a tight 2-3 defeat with wins with Ava Chamberlain at singles. As well as a doubles victory with Makena Camden/ Edie Mitchell. Eva Bargher/Jenna Pennington had a narrow loss in the 3rd set tiebreaker with a hard fought match making this a close one.
The second day of the tournament unfortunately got cancelled due to weather.
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