Schaumburg sophomore singles standout Vincent Lin (13-0) showed the fans in Northbrook exactly how to do it on Saturday.
Lin netted a 6-2, 6-1 straight-set victory over Mid-Suburban League foe Mack Galvin (28-5) to win the singles crown at the Glenbrook North boys tennis sectional.
Lin’s sparkling performance sent him to his second consecutive appearance in the state tournament.
Galvin, a freshman at Rolling Meadows, earned his first state experience.
The host Spartans accrued 17 points to win the team trophy, outscoring Glenbrook South (11), Schaumburg (10) and MSL East champion Rolling Meadows (8).
The No. 1 doubles team from Conant, Peter Itskovich/Connor Sacks (20-3) concluded a marvelous two days of tennis with a second-place finish to the Spartans (Miguel Perez-David Zakhodin, 23-5) who prevailed 6-1, 7-6(3) in the final.
“The guys were so clean yesterday in their first two matches (against Elk Grove and Glenbrook North’s No. 2 team) and really made it look very easy getting through,” said Conant coach Amar Patel. “Last year we had to hit big winning shots to advance, but on Friday, they hit everything in and low and with good pace, and they just didn’t seem to miss anything.”
The Cougars’ duo will be joined by Eric Pohl-Sudheer Vundru (16-9), who merited a second consecutive state appearance after two victories Friday.
The Vikings tandem fell in three sets to Glenbrook South’s Will Lyon/Michael Baddeloo in the third-place match.
“This was a very competitive sectional, and although it wasn’t as deep and talented as Stevenson was, it still provided some terrific tennis during the two days, while sending players from six different teams to the state tournament,” said Glenbrook North coach Jeff Jordan, who also watched Wil Sauser (17-15) advance at singles.Copyright © 2014 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.