ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles East girls tennis team won both continued matches against Geneva on Wednesday to complete a darkness-suspended match with a 5-2 win.
The match was halted by darkness Oct. 1 with East leading 3-2 and two matches – No. 1 doubles and No. 3 singles – ongoing in the third set.
The Saints succsessfully finished off both of those matches, as No. 1 doubles team Haydyn Jones and Kelsie Roberton beat Geneva’s Margo Hess and Emma Hazel, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4, and East’s No. 3 singles player, Pruthvi Patel, defeated Geneva’s Elizabeth Prendergast, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.
East coach Sena Drawer said the team worked on some end-of-match scenarios in preparation for the re-start.
“Starting at 3-3 on the third set for the first doubles team, I’ve played enough tennis to know that’s a very stressful situation, so we’ve been working toward resolving that stress,” Drawer said.
The Saints (15-3, 6-0 Upstate Eight Conference River) head into this weekend’s conference tournament with the regular season edge over Geneva (15-5, 5-1), which was the last other remaining conference unbeaten.
Class AA Burlington Central Regional: At Sycamore Golf Club, Burlington Central placed second with a 390 team score to advance to Monday’s Rockford Guilford Sectional as a team. Jenna Kurosky (77), Josie Kurosky (89), Alyssa Mish (110) and Alison Colby (114) led the way. Kaneland saw Tori Guyton (83) and Julia VanGemert (99) advance as individuals.
Rockford Boylan won the regional with a 379 team score.
Class A Westminster Christian Regional: At Golf Club of Illinois in Algonquin, Wheaton Academy (413, second) and Rosary (428, third) advanced to Monday’s Freeport Aquin Sectional.
Wheaton Academy was led by Geneva resident Hailey Farmer (96). Victoria Phipps (93) and Morgan Martinez (103) paced Rosary. Aurora Central Catholic’s Amber Weaver qualified as an individual.