After four trips to the state tournament and over 200 career wins combined, the high school tennis careers of Bartlett seniors Jen Gates and Gabby Gregorio came to a close Friday at the IHSA state finals.
The Hawks' duo, who won their first two matches on Thursday before slipping into the consolation bracket, won two more matches on Friday before being eliminated in the sixth round of the consolation bracket.
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Gates-Gregorio defeated Jessica Burne-Abby Kosharek of Normal 6-4, 6-3 and Angelica Emmanouil-Madison Jurcenko of Kaneland 6-3, 6-4 before losing to Rugile Valiunaite-Katie Lee of Hinsdale Central 6-2, 6-2.
Crystal Lake South's Julia Thome bowed out of the tournament with a 7-6 (3), 6-4 loss to Sajela Harlow of Oswego East, and the Gators' doubles team of Kelsey Laktash-Rachel Rasmussen was eliminated by Meaghan Bedigan-Sara Furukawa of Naperville Central 6-1, 6-2.