AURORA – Learning experiences and winning experiences have been one and the same for the Rosary girls tennis team lately.
Thursday’s 4-1 win against visiting Suburban Christian Conference foe Chicago Christian provided the latest example.
“We’re still trying to find our form, and every time we’re out there we’re trying to learn more,” Royals coach John Tsang said. “Today was one of those days that allowed us to get better.”
Rosary (6-3, 3-0 SCC) sealed the dual behind a doubles sweep. Outside of Andrea Goyao and Megan Conlin’s 6-0, 6-0 sweep at the No. 1 slot, each match was competitive.
At No. 2 doubles, Alexis Thomas and Nelson Jenig overcame early hiccups to score a 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 victory.
“They finally found their game,” Tsang said, “and you could tell from the score they kind of rolled the rest of the way.”
Kaneland 3, Sycamore 2: At Maple Park, Kaneland swept doubles play to secure the NI Big 12 East victory. The No. 3 tandem of Kaylee Shoaff and Mallory Dugan won, 6-4, 7-6 (7-2).
St. Francis 5, Aurora Central Catholic 0: At Wheaton, St. Francis swept the SCC dual behind a dominant doubles effort, which included a 6-2, 6-0 win from Madeline McEnery and Genna Gruendeman in the No. 2 slot.
St. Charles East 164, Elgin 235: At Royal Fox Country Club in St. Charles, medalist Charlie Blood carded a 40 to lead a balanced East effort, which also included 41s from Connor Diechman and Keone Derain. The Saints are 3-0 in the UEC River.
Sterling 161, Kanelandd 164: At Hughes Creek Golf Club in Elburn, Kaneland’s Matt Yonkovich was co-medalist with a 37. Zach Strayve followed with a 40.
Rosary 187, Plainfield South 191: At Fox Valley Golf Club in North Aurora, Victoria Phipps (42) and Morgan Martinez (47) keyed Rosary’s nonconference win.
DeKalb 2, Geneva 0 (25-21, 25-19): At Geneva, Megan Cameron (nine assists) and Courtney Caruso (eight) sparked Geneva’s attack. Kyley Thompson had six digs for the 8-3 Vikings.
Benet 2, Batavia 0 (25-19, 25-20): At Batavia, Heather Meyer had eight kills and 13 digs as Batavia (5-6) stayed close with the two-time defending 4A state champions. Audrey Faulhaber added 19 assists.
St. Charles East 5, Bartlett 1: At St. Charles, East moved to 5-0-1 with its third victory in four days. The Saints have allowed just four goals this season.
Geneva 2, East Aurora 1: At Geneva, Jason Lagger scored a goal and had an assist for Geneva (2-3), while Calen Colbert also scored. Joe Mozden made three saves.
Kaneland 9, Illinois Math & Science Academy 1: At Aurora, Kaneland (3-2-1) scored seven times after intermission. Anthony Parillo led the rout with two goals and three assists, while Drew Franklin scored twice.