KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
NEW LENOX – Long practice season, long bus ride, short outing against Providence.
Marmion wasted no time in Monday’s season opener, handling the Celtics, 5-0, and yielding just four matches combined. John Graft was a 6-0, 6-0 winner at No. 2 singles.
“I think it’s a combination of a few things,” Cadets coach John Tsang said. “We certainly were ready to get some match play in. Also, I have a pretty strong group that is ready to go out there and compete.”
Every Cadet was off the court in less than an hour, Tsang said.
Geneva 4, Plainfield Central 3: At Geneva, Geneva’s Canan Ciesielski notched a win at No. 3 singles.
St. Charles East 6, Wheaton North 2: At St. Charles, East swept its five doubles matches.
Glenbard North 4, Batavia 0: At Batavia, Laren Eustace (double) and Steve Busby collected the lone hits for 4-1 Batavia.
St. Francis 12, Aurora Christian 0 (5 inn.): At Aurora, St. Francis’ Christian Kuzemka belted a fourth-inning grand slam to back Jason Sullivan’s three-hitter.
The Spartans improved to 6-2 (1-0 Suburban Christian Conference).
Marmion 6, Wheaton Academy 1: At Aurora, Alex Troop struck out 10 in five innings to earn the victory for Marmion (1-2, 1-0 SCC), allowing zero hits and an unearned run.
Aurora Central Catholic 8, Guerin 2: At Aurora, Andrew Bruss struck out nine in a complete game for ACC (6-2, 1-0 SCC).
Geneva 7, Glenbard South 3: At Geneva, freshman Kaitlyn Plocinski hit for the cycle, going 4 for 4 with three RBIs. Madison Keith was 3 for 3 for the 3-0 Vikings.
Burlington Central 7, Elgin 3: At Burlington, the bottom of the order propelled BC to a win in its home opener.
No. 8 hitter Tori Harvey’s bases-clearing triple preceded an RBI double from Kelly Wiater in a five-run second inning.
“Back to back blasts to the fence,” Central coach Wade Maisto said, “and that kind of did it for us.”
Emily Kisch struck out 14 for BC (3-3).
Wheaton Academy 15, Walther Christian 1 (5 inn.): At West Chicago, Wheaton Academy (2-0, 1-0 Suburban Christian Gold) scored 12 runs in the first three innings to cruise.
Marian Central 19, Aurora Christian 1: At Aurora, Aurora Christian’s Miranda Marek tripled and scored on Liz Smith’s RBI single.
St. Charles East 13, St. Charles North 2: At St. Charles, visiting East swept doubles play, including a win from Shelby Patzner and Krupa Patel in the No. 3 slot.
Aurora Central Catholic 1, Willows Academy 0: At Aurora, Bry Mandarino registered her third shutout in a row for ACC (2-0-1). Jordyn Sundberg scored an unassisted goal.
Maine South 2, St. Charles North 0 (25-16, 25-22): At Park Ridge, Nic Cook had seven digs for North (3-4).