Chloe: Chloe dominated at state this weekend! She swept through her first 4 rounds, playing confidently and competitively. Her only loss was in the semis to the top seed, but she showed true grit and perseverance in her game play, making her opponent earn every point. She finished her state run winning her 3rd place match in straight sets. Chloe had an amazing season ending it with a 27-3 record, and as an All Conference and All State athlete.
Arya/Hailey: Arya and Hailey had an amazing run at state this year! This non-seeded doubles team played a tough first round to go to a 3rd set super, then to lose to a top seeded team from North Shore Country Day. But, this team did NOT give up! In their second round of the consolation draw, they had lost the first set 3-6 and were down 2-5 in their match to make an EPIC comeback to win the 2nd sets 7-5 to then just absolutely destroy their opponent 10-2 in the 3rd set super. This started the run… they then won 3 more rounds in the back draw in close matches where they play confidently and competitively. They lost to another seeded team in the consolation quarter finals. They ended their regular season with a 9-10 record, went 5-2 at State, to end their season together with a 14-12 Overall record. Both were All Conference and All State 2nd Team finishing in the top 16.
Week of October 9th
Varsity Conference Tournament - 2nd Place Team Finish 1S: Chloe Goins 1st Place 2S: Ava Chamberlain 2nd Place 3S: Magda MacLeod 6th Place 1D: Arya Selvaraj/Hailey Goins 2nd Place 2D: Nikki Wu/Julia Zbrowska 3rd Place 3D: Caitlyn Sattler/Ava Chvosta 2nd Place 4D: Maya Chrzanowksa/Monika Aleksonis 3rd Place
Varsity showed great team camaraderie and sportsmanship throughout the Conference Tournament. It was a chilly and long night of tennis, playing up to 3 rounds, and our team showed great adversity and competitiveness during their matches! Our singles players had great athleticism and our doubles teams played smart doubles. We were the loudest and most supportive team of all the teams and I was proud of how much we played overall and how much support we showed each other.
Sectional Tournament - 2nd Place Team Finish We finished with 24 points in our sectional, which landed us a solid 2nd place team finish! Chloe, who earned us 10 team points, won 1st place to take the singles sectional title and qualified for state. Arya and Hailey, who earned us 6 team points, finished 4th place and qualified for state. Ava won her first round, earning us 4 team points, and lost a tough qualifying match. Nikki/Gabby won their first round, earning us 4 team points, and also lost in a tough qualifying match. I was proud of how competitive our girls played.
Week of October 2nd
Varsity vs. Homewood Flossmoor - Tied 3-3 Chloe and Ava had 2 solid singles wins and Hailey and Arya had a doubles win. Our entire team played solid tennis and we were well matched against HF. Magda and Nikki/Gabby showed a hard fought effort against their opponents. Caitlyn and Ava had a nail biting close match - both teams were solid 3 doubles teams and every point and game went on forever. Our 4th doubles team of Maya and Monika lost the first set and were tied in the 2nd set trying to make a comeback, but the match was called due to darkness. Great play overall.
vs. Leyden - Won 6-1 Our last conference dual of the season. We had victories from Chloe and Ava at singles and a sweep of all 4 doubles (Hailey/Arya, Nikki/Gabby, Caitlyn/Ava and Monika/Maya.) The match of the day goes to Monika and Maya who were down 3-0 in the first set, to make a tremendous comeback to take the set 7-6. They then dominated the 2nd set. They played well as a team and used strategic shot selections to force their opponents to make mistakes. At the end of regular conference duals, we finished 5-1, coming in a solid 2nd place as a team.
JV1/2 The last week of the season, the JV Hornets had a lot of game play. We began the week with an away match VS Homewood Flossmoor. We played 8 game pro sets and came home with a victory overall of 5-3. Ann and Alex came home with a win at 2 doubles, Gaby won her singles match at 3 singles, and Layan won her singles match at 4 singles. We played our rivals Hinsdale Central the following day and played 5 doubles teams against them. We fought hard and almost had a win at 4 and 5 doubles, but unfortunately we were unable to secure a win.
The next day we played Leyden at an away match. This was our last conference game of the season, so the JV Hornets came in ready to fight for some wins at their positions. Duyen, Julia, and Ann secured a win at their singles positions. Uyen and Sofiya played at 2 doubles and fought hard to secure a win at the tiebreaker in the 3rd set. Layan and Mia swept both sets at 4 doubles to secure us a win overall of 5-3.
Lastly, JV played their last tournament of the season at Morton for conference. We had a first play win at 1st singles for Duyen, a 4th place win for Lola at 2nd singles, and a 4th place win for Gaby at 3 singles. Ann Marie and Jenna placed in 4th for 1st doubles, Sofiya and Uyen placed in 3rd for 2nd doubles, and Alex and Ann placed in 2nd for 3rd doubles. The last match of the day was Marianna and Paulina who fought hard through a tie break at 4th doubles to secure a 1st place win. Overall, the Hornets took home 3rd place on conference this year.
Week of September 25th
Varsity vs. Proviso East - Won 2-0 Only seniors played Proviso East for (what would have been) our last conference match. A new tradition to take only seniors to one away match for me to celebrate them collectively and for them to appreciate each other and the time they’ve spent together. We dominated Proviso East and directly following, we celebrated the 2nd to last night that all of the seniors would be together on the court.
vs. Timothy Christian - Won 3-1, Full Team Lost 5-8 Varsity took on a sectional only lineup in order to prepare for 1A Sectionals and State. Chloe and Ava took solid wins at 1 and 2 singles. Nikki and Gabby played a team just like them… but pushed beyond and defeated them 6-4, 6-4. Great 1A victory for us!
@ Lockport Invite: v. Belleville East - Won 3-2 v. Oswego East - Won 3-2 v. Providence - Won 4-1 v. St. Charles East - Lost 1-4
2nd Place Team Finish!
Chloe Goins at 1 singles: Chloe went 4-0 in this tournament. She dropped 2 games total, 1 in the semi finals and 1 in the finals. She played calm and cool and showed great strength in her matches.
Ava Chamberlain at 2 singles: Ava went 2-2 in this tournament. She dominated matches against Belleville East and Oswego East - playing competitively and mentally tough. Both of her matches against Providence and STCE were tough - she played opponents that never missed but Ava stayed positive and continued to play her game.
Hailey Goins / Arya Selvaraj at 1 doubles: Hailey and Arya went 1-3. They had a solid win against Providence - they played as a team and they were unstoppable. In the finals, they played an unbelievable match against STCE! They were down a set and down 5-0 in the second set to make a dramatic comeback to 5-5. The energy that erupted from their court was contagious! They eventually fell 7-5, but they showed absolute grit and perseverance.
Nikki Wu / Gabby Brukasz at 2 doubles: Nikki and Gabby went 1-3. They had a solid win against Providence. In the finals, they played a tough STCE team that took the first set pretty quickly. Nikki and Gabby were able to regroup and strategize to take the 2nd set, which led to a 3rd set super tie breaker. This tie breaker went point for point. Nikki and Gabby played smart and crafty doubles - making their opponents work for each point. They eventually fell 12-10, but they showed true maturity and strength in their doubles game.
Caitlyn Sattler / Ava Chvosta at 3 doubles: Caitlyn and Ava went 3-1. They had a fantastic doubles weekend with wins against Belleville East, the determining match win against Oswego East and a dominating win against Providence. Caitlyn and Ava communicated and played as a true doubles team. They would set each other up to finish points and they were positive for every match they played. They have finally come together to be a true doubles force!
JV1/2 vs. Lockport - Lost 2-5 Hinsdale South welcomed Lockport on Monday to play a round of 2 singles and 5 doubles matches. Duyen Millon (1st singles) and Julia Zborowska (2nd singles) dominated at their positions with scores of 8-5 and 8-1 respectively. Despite this and strong doubles play from Lola Katzel and Sofiya Antonova at first doubles (lost 6-8!), the Hornets would fall in the total match up with a score of 2-5.
Week of September 18th
Varsity vs. Lemont - Won 8-7 Varsity and JV did a complete program combo of 15 doubles matches vs. Lemont. We mixed and matched players from all levels to change up the pace and create a fun and competitive play. We had wins from Duyen/Julia, Alex/Paulina, Ann/Mia, Marianna/Zara, Magda/Layan, Nikki/Lola, Ann/Mia, AC/Caitlyn and a crazy 7-7 deciding match win from Alex and Paulina to give us the edge over Lemont!
@ Lincoln Way West Tournament - 5th Place Team Finish out of 14 We had a fantastic day of tennis! As a team, we finished 5th (15.5 points overall) out of 14 teams. We fell half a point short from a Final 4 Finish! Arya and Caitlyn at 1 doubles played Sandburg and Mother McCauley. They had a slow start playing together, but eventually starting getting into a groove. While their second match was much closer, they went 0-2 on the day. Nikki and Gabby at 2 doubles went 2-2 on the day. They had victories over Providence and Watseka in straight sets. They lost to very strong doubles teams of Lincoln Way East and Lincoln Way West, but showed tremendous growth playing powerhouses like these. Ava Chamberlain finished 5th at 2 singles. She had victories against Wautseka, Marian Catholic and Lincoln Way West and a tough loss to Sandburg. She played over 6 hours straight of competitive tennis. The matches were close and the scores were tight, but in the end, she showed tremendous physical and mental mindset. Chloe finished 1st at 1 singles. As the 1 seed, she then followed her first match bye with 3 straight set victories (never losing 1 single game) against Mother McCauley, Southland and Sandburg. Chloe played confidently and with style today to earn her way to the top.
JV1/2 This week JV1/2 traveled to Neuqua Valley for a dual. Our girls played a tough match and we ended 0-7. We didn’t let it stop us from putting up a fight against Minooka this Saturday in a home dual. 14 of our girls played hard against this team, including Duyen Millon who played 1st singles. Duyen lost the first set 5-7, won the second set 6-3, and played a tough tie breaker, but ultimately lost 8-10 in the last set. Mia played singles for the first time today and went 1-6 the first set, but fought hard to gain 5 games the second set. Uyen and Lola played first doubles for us and lost the first set 0-6. This didn’t stop them from coming back to win the second set 7-5, and go on to win the tiebreaker 10-7. Sofiya and Ann played 2nd doubles and also ended up going to a third set. This doubles team played hard to secure a win in the last set with 10-8. Paulina and Annmarie played 3rd doubles for us and won their first set 6-2 and the second set 6-0. The JV hornets played a great dual and had 6 tie breaks, but we ultimately lost 3-6 to Minooka.
Week of Septemer 11th
Varsity vs. Morton - Won 5-2 Another conference victory! We had huge wins by Chloe at 1 singles, Ava at 2 singles, Arya/Caitlyn at 1 doubles, Nikki/Gabby at 2 doubles and Ava/Maya at 3 doubles. Nikki and Gabby had an amazingly confident match and had a huge victory finishing at a score of 0-0! Arya and Caitlyn played for the first time together and absolutely rocked their match! Caitlyn stepped up and Arya led with confidence. They played a fantastic doubles match that involved communication, support and competitive play! We are now 2-1 in conference play!
vs. Addison Trail - Won 5-2 Another conference victory - leading our record to 3-1 in conference! Magda had her debut win at singles in an excruciatingly close match of 6-0 and 7-6 (7-4). She kept a calm and collected game of play and persevered to win! Both Sofiya and Jenna stepped up to play Varsity today and rocked at it with their doubles partners. Julia stepped up big time to play singles on Varsity. She played strategically and competitively and fought to the last point, to eventually fall 10-8 in the super tiebreaker.
@ Glenbard South Quad - Lost 0-2 The Glenbard South Quad consisted of Nazareth, St. Francis and Glenbard South. This was an exciting quad as we combined Varsity and JV players to play together for an exciting HOCO morning! We played our first round against Nazareth, where Chloe was our only victory. We played St. Francis in our second round, and Duyen was our only victory. We were rained out during our match v. Glenbard South. Overall, we were competitive and supportive of each other. We showed most spirit than any other team and cheered our teammates on every point. While the morning didn’t quite go our way, we showed victory in the camaraderie that we celebrate regularly.
JV1/2 vs. Morton - won 5-2 Hinsdale South’s JV teams would head out to Morton for a conference matchup on Tuesday. The girls went in confidently and played very well at all positions. Marianna Alvarez stepped up at 3rd singles and played well before falling in that matchup. Jenna Pennington and Lola Katzel also played a strong match at 1st doubles, holding strong against a late match push from the Morton team, winning with a score of 6-2,7-6(2).
vs. Addison Trail - won 7-0 The Hornets next match would be a home meeting with Addison Trail, where the girls would go on to show strong levels of play across the board. The team would win all positions in dominant fashion, all of the girls showing great teamwork and energy on the court!
@ Jacobs Invite Saturday would see the girls traveling to play in the highly competitive Jacobs Invite. The first round saw the Hornets playing against St. Francis where they would unfortunately fall with a score of 0-5. The remainder of the tournament would get canceled due to inclement weather but the girls showed strong determination and resilience, playing their one match through the rain.
Week of September 4th
Varsity vs. DGS - Lost 1-6 First conference opener. DGS is always a tough team and has depth across all 7 courts at the varsity level. Chloe Goins picked up our only victory, playing consistently and keeping her head in the game to win 6-3, 6-3.
vs. Nazareth - Lost 3-4 We stayed competitive in this match! Not one single court was a blow out - every court was evenly matched. Chloe Goins picked up a quick win at 1 singles. Ava Chamberlain played one intense match, but ended up dominating in a third set super tie breaker. Arya Selvaraj and Hailey Goins picked up a great 1 doubles win of 6-2, 6-2. This was a solid 1A match and hopefully helps us gain traction heading into sectionals.
vs. Willowbrook - Won 5-2 This was a big conference victory. On the singles side, Chloe won at 1 singles, Ava won at 2 singles and Magda played a fantastic 2nd set trying to get the match back, but eventually lost. The doubles courts were insane! Maya Chrzanowska and Ava Chvosta won in straight sets at 3 doubles. Gabby Brukasz and Nikki Wu won the first set pretty easily, Willowbrook came back in the 2nd set, but Gabby and Nikki took a 3rd set super tiebreaker victory! Monika Aleksonis and Sofiya Antonova lost the first set at 4 doubles, gained a crazy amount of traction to take the 2nd set and won 10-8 in the closest super tie breaker ever! Hailey Goins and Caitlyn Sattler played at 1 doubles - they lost the first set 2-6 and were down 1-5 in the 2nd set. Something clicked and they ended up taking the 2nd set 7-6. In an epic third set super tiebreaker, they fell 10-8. The camaraderie amongst the girls was amazing to watch!!!
JV1/2 This week theJV1/2 hornets battled in 3 dual meets and 1 tough quad at West Aurora. On Tuesday, we played against DGS and Duyen was able to secure a win at 1 singles for our team. On Wednesday, we played Nazareth and we ended up going 0-7, but Marianna and Layan played hard at 4 doubles and went 4-8. On Thursday we rivaled another conference team, Willowbrook. The girls worked and played hard to win as a team 5-2. Ann Marie and Layan played a tough match at 4 doubles and lost the first set 6-8, won the second at 6-0, and won the tie breaker 10-5. Saturday we battled at a Quad and placed 3rd as a team. We’re excited to see what this next week holds for us on JV1/2!
Week of August 28th
Varsity vs. Elmwood Park - Won 4-3 First team win of the season! We had very competitive matches across all 7 courts. Our singles players were using the court wisely and our doubles teams were moving together as a team. We had big wins by Ava Chamberlain at 1 singles, Ava Chvosta at 2 singles (in a super tiebreaker match that solidified our team win!), Arya Selveraj & Hailey Goins at 1 doubles and Nikki Wu and Gabby Brukasz at 2 doubles.
@ DGS Invite vs. DGN - Lost 0-5 Round 1 v. Downers Grove North: We played 5 courts of doubles with all new teams, just to try out a new lineup. We showed great sportsmanship and teamwork. Nikki Wu and Gabby Brukasz had a great match. They lost the first set 6-2 and never gave up, fighting to 4-6 leading to the end of the match.
vs. Waubonsie Valley - Lost 0-5 Round 2 v. Waubonsie Valley: We played 1 court of singles and 4 courts of doubles, again, changing up our lineup. Caitlin Sattler and Ava Chvosta showed grit and perseverance in their match. They lost 6-4, 6-4, but for the first time ever playing together, they were playing as a team that has been playing together for awhile!
vs. Wheaton North - Lost 0-5 Round 3 v. Wheaton North: We played 1 court of singles and 4 courts of doubles, again, changing up our lineup. Monika Aleksonis debuted her first singles match. She lost 6-0, 6-4, but she played an experienced player and she made her opponent earn every single point in that second set! Magda MacLeod, Julia Zbrowska and Maya Chrzanowska all rotated playing at 3 doubles today and consistently finished points at the net. They communicated well and while the success wasn’t shown in the score, they played well together.
JV1/2 vs. Elmwood Park This week the Hornets JV teams would go on to face Elmwood Park on Wednesday. With an overall score of 5-2 (and 2-0 in exhibition matches), the Hornest would walk away with a solid victory. Senior Duyen Millon paired up with Senior captain Alex Styczynski and came away with a close win at the 2nd doubles position, winning 8-6 in a pro set format. Mia Garcia and Ann Valiathara also came away with an impressive victory with a score of 8-1 in their match.
Hornet quad vs. Nazareth Tied 2-2 Saturday would have the hornets hosting four schools to give everyone a chance to play multiple teams in an all doubles format. In the first round, Hinsdale South would face Nazareth academy. Once all was said and done, the hornets would tie against this team 2-2, with strong wins coming off the rackets of Marianna Alvarez and Alex Styczynski at third doubles with a score of 8-2. Paulina Majerczyk and Ann Valiathara came together with an impressive 8-0 performance at fourth doubles for the hornets. This will serve as good practice for the hornets to face Nazareth again on Wednesday
Hornet quad vs. Geneva L 0-4 The second round had the girls face Geneva. The hornets would fight hard but would go on to lose all positions in this matchup. Uyen Millon and Lola Katzel would lose a hard fought matchup after coming back from a large deficit at the 1st doubles spot, losing with a score of 5-8.
Hornet quad vs. Waubonsie Valley W 4-0 The final round would be against Waubonsie Valley. The hornets came out fast and strong at all positions here, winning the matchup overall with a score of 4-0. AnnMarie Wojcik and Gaby Phelps played a good set of doubles together, showing off good teamwork and coming away with an 8-1 victory. Layan Al-Khaled and Ann showed stellar net play throughout the entire match, sealing victory at the fourth doubles position with a score of 8-3.
Week of August 21st
Varsity vs. University HS - Lost 5-2
1S Chloe: L 6-3,6-4. Serves were consistent and she made smart on court decisions, driving, slicing, lobbing when necessary. Lost each set by 1 break and fought til the end.
2S Ava: W 6-0, 6-2. Her consistency never fails her, she just never misses and forces her opponent to make the mistakes.
3S Magda: W 8-2. First Varsity debut and victory! She hustled in every single point and kept a steady mindset her entire match.
1D Arya/Hailey: L 5-7, 6-2, 10-6. A crazy close season opener! We played aggressively, finishing points at the net.
2D Nikki/Gabby: L 6-0, 6-1. Continued to make smart on court decisions as a team, mixing up shots trying to get on the offense.
3D Caitlyn/Monika: L 6-4, 6-1. For a first time team, they were crafty and communicative, worked well as a team.
4D Maya/Ava: L 8-5. Varsity debut! They were aggressive when they could be, communicated well on the court and were extremely reflective after their match.
JV On August 21st JV1/2 took on University Lab High School and were ultimately defeated 0-5. However, this was our players first match and we played our hearts out. Julia played a super tie breaker at 1st singles and came very close to winning. Jenna and Sofiya played a tough 1st doubles match and went 4-6 and 2-6.
On Saturday the 26th of August, we played Benet, Lockport, and Lake Park in a Quad. Julia played against Lake Parks number 1 and lost the first set, won the second, and went 6-10 in the tie breaker. We ended up going 0-5 against Lake Park as a school. Lockport put up a fight and we fought back. Lola and Ann Marie played 3rd doubles and went 3-6 and 4-6 but fought hard the entire time. The team went 0-5 to Lockport in the end. Lastly, we played Benet and we went 0-5 as a team. Duyen worked hard at number 1 singles and went 0-6 the first set, but was able to go 4-6 in the second set. Overall, we had a great time at our first quad and we are excited for the rest of the season!
Week of August 14th
Varsity Saturday, August 19th @ Charger Invite (Champaign) 1S: Chloe Goins Round 1 v. St. Joe: Won 6-0, 6-0. Played confidently finishing every point. Round 2 v. Wheaton South: Won 6-1, 6-1: Controlled every point and finished points at the right time, stayed head strong. Round 3 v. Conant:Won 6-3, 6-4. Showed tremendous fight and competitiveness, played to the wind and outplayed her opponent and staying mentally strong. Round 4 v. Wheaton South: Lost 7-6(4), 6-3. What a competitive finals match! Showed true athleticism, grit and perseverance in an extremely tough match. 2nd place finish out of 16!
2S: Ava Chamberlain Round 1 v. Central: Won 6-0, 6-0. Showed positivity and grit in her stellar season opener! Round 2 v. Conant: Lost 6-0, 6-0. Stayed focused and athletic against a tough opponent. Round 3 v. Belleville West: 6-3, 7-5. Showed an extreme amount of patience and persevered with her consistency! Round 4 v. Dunlap: Lost 6-3, 6-0. Stayed mentally strong playing a tough opponent, serves were consistent the entire match. 6th place finish out of 16!
1D: Hailey Goins/ Caitlin Sattler Round 1 v. St. Anthony: lost 6-0, 6-0. First time playing together, learning how each other plays and working together, showed positive attitudes throughout the match. Round 2 v. Urbana: Lost 6-4, 6-2. We're down 4-0 in the 1st set to fight back in the first set, played competitively and stayed mentally strong.
2D: Nikki Wu/Gabby Brukasz Round 1 v. Wheaton South: Lost 6-2, 6-1. Showed great patience during their match. Worked well as a doubles team, lifting each other up when needed. Round 2 v. Centennial: Won 6-0, 6-1. Strong serves and confidently finished points at the net. Round 3 v Belleville West: Lost 7-5, 6-2. Uplifting each other on every point and played more aggressively at the net.
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