YORKVILLE – The Rosary girls tennis team rebounded from a pair of lopsided singles losses and swept doubles play, keying a 4-2, nonconference victory Monday at Yorkville.
“One of the things we’ve been stressin,g since we’re getting close to championship season, is executing and making good shot selection and getting in good position on the court,” Royals coach John Tsang said. “That was something that definitely was encouraging from the girls at doubles.
Rosary’s top pairing of Megan Conlin and Andrea Goyao set the tone with a 6-0, 6-0, victory. The No. 2 tandem of Paige Robinson and Maddie Deufel cruised, 6-2, in the opening set before falling, 4-6, in the second, but Tsang lauded the pair’s resiliency when it closed the match with a 6-0 win in the third set.
The Royals moved to 11-11 overall.
“We’re got back to even,” Tsang said. “We had a little road bump a few weeks ago, and one of the goals was to continue improving every time we’re out and play better tennis. Hopefully, we can keep that going and be peaking at the right time.”
Batavia 6, Wheaton North 2: At Batavia, Jenny Mizikar and Amelia Cogan teamed for a 6-1, 6-1 victory at No. 1 doubles for Batavia (15-2). The Bulldogs’ No. 4 pairing of Courtney Hutchinson and Betsy Oroni won to improve to 12-1.
St. Charles East 2, Downers Grove South 0 (25-19, 25-19): At Downers Grove, Nicole Woods (nine kills), Annie Hughes (nine digs) and Erienne Barry (16 assists) lifted visiting East (12-8).
Rosary 2, Montini 0 (25-22, 25-6): At Aurora, Bri Flagg smacked seven kills to boost Rosary (15-8) in the Suburban Christian Conference crossover. Jo Gallagher added 16 assists for the Royals, who have won 11 of their past 14 matches.
Burlington Central 2, North Boone 0 (25-11, 25-17): At Poplar Grove, Lexie Bouza had nine digs and Allie O’Reilly served four of 15 aces for Central (13-6, 5-1 BNC East).
St. Francis 2, Wheaton Academy 0 (25-20, 25-23): At Wheaton, St. Francis improved to 20-3 as McKenna Kelsay dished 13 assists in SCC crossover play.