Girls tennis: Fremd's top doubles team goes 3-0 at state
The Fremd doubles team of Akari Matsuno and Kyra Emmanouilidis lived up to their No. 1 seed Thursday at the IHSA state girls tennis tournament.
The Vikings' duo went 3-0 on the day to advance to Friday's quarterfinals at Buffalo Grove to face Sophia Kreider/Maya Jamroz of Oak Park-River Forest.
Matsuno/Emmanouilidis opened their day with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Elle Stewart/Jayne Fradin of Glenbrook South. They then defeated Sarah Burke/Emma Chirila of Glenbard West 6-1, 6-2 before beating Brianna Hillock/Cassidy Hillock of Lockport 6-1, 6-1.
Fremd's No. 2 doubles team of Diya Matta/Kellie Ha also stayed alive, winning their first two matches before falling into the Friday consolation bracket.
To open their day, Matta/Ha defeated downed ElizabethWitkowski/Catherine Power of Loyola 6-3, 6-1. They then defeated Erika Patrow/Elizabeth Hoo of Glenbrook South 6-0, 6-3 before losing to Alaina Kolli/Athena Kolli of Stevenson 6-3, 6-2.
Here's how the other qualifiers from the Northwest suburbs fared on Thursday.
Barrington's No. 1 doubles team of Mounika Gadiraju/Kathleen Tomasian went 2-1 on the day while the Fillies' No. 2 doubles tandem of Caroline Tomasian/Julia Pisani was 1-2.
The No. 1 Barrington team opened the day with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Sandburg's Mia Strolia/Konstance Delis then lost to Elizabeth Ferdman/Alyssa Glaser of Stevenson 6-2, 6-1. They came back in the consolation round to beat Peyton Oda/Lauren Oda of Elk Grove 6-4, 4-6, 10-7 to stay alive.
The No. 2 team for Barrington fell to Sandburg's Anna Loureiro/Jayme Gross 6-2, 6-3 in their opening match, beat Angela Pasquini/Nancy Cozzi of Lake Park 6-4, 6-2 and were then eliminated by Kayva Sudhir/Grace Wells of Normal Community 6-4, 6-0.
Barrington's No. 1 junior singles player Niyanthi Puliyala went 0-2 on the day and was eliminated. She lost to Jovana Juvanic of Elk Grove 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 then was ousted by Stevenson's Ellen Ma 6-3, 6-1.
The Cougars' freshman singles player, Natalia Sadon, went 0-2 and was eliminated. She lost to Hersey's Natalie Osiecki 6-0, 6-1 and then was ousted by Kayla McSweeney of Richards 6-4, 6-4.
Conant's doubles team of Grace Park/Simren Mahajan was also eliminated after going 1-2 on the day. They opened with a 7-6 (5), 7-5 win over Cyan Crayton/Analea Scott of Whitney Young but then lost to Monique Brual/Samara Michael of Highland Park 6-0, 6-0 before being sent home by Audrey Provine/Hanna Beck of Neuqua Valley 6-0, 7-5.
The Grens' Jovana Vujanic went 1-2 and was eliminated from singles play while the doubles team of Lauren Oda/Peyton Oda did the same.
Vujanic started the day with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 win over Barrington's Niyanthi Puliyala before falling to West Aurora's Maria Goheen 6-2, 6-2. Vujanic was then eliminated by Elgin's Marta Krawkoski 6-4, 2-6, 13-11.
The Odas fell in their opening match to Samantha Choi/Emily Orlove of Wheaton Warrenville South 6-3, 6-0 before winning their first consolation bracket match 6-1, 6-0 over Stagg's Kamila Wolowiec/Emily Garcia. The Odas were then sent home by Mounika Gadiraju/Kathleen Tomasian of Barrington 6-4, 4-6, 10-7.
Huskies freshman Natalie Osiecki stayed alive and will play in Friday's back draw after going 2-1 Thursday. She won her first match against Natalia Sadon of Conant 6-0, 6-1 and then defeated Miracle Huckabee of Homewood-Flossmoor 6-0, 6-3 before being sent to the consolation bracket by Tyra Richardson of St. Ignatius 6-4, 6-3.
Freshman Emma Tatar stayed alive in singles play, going 2-1 on the day. She opened with wins over Janet Buenrostro of Proviso East (6-3, 6-2) and Abby Penados of Lane Tech 6-3, 7-5 before losing to West Aurora's Maria Goheen 6-4, 6-2.
The Saxons' doubles team of Rhea Arora/Nur Sucu went 0-2 and were eliminated. They lost to Annie Hedges/Margot Connor of Evanston 7-5, 6-2 and then to Monika Birski/Lauren Myers of Moline 6-0, 6-1.
Senior Maja Kozerski went 2-1 to stay alive in the consolation bracket. she defeated Emma Proctor of Oak Park-River Forest 6-1, 6-2 then lost to Ali Benedetto of New Trier 6-2, 6-2 before beating Katie Kearney of Plainfield Central 6-1, 6-0.
In the Clas 1A tournament, the Lions' doubles team of Tess McLaughlin/Emma Zajac will play again on Friday. They opened the day with a 6-2, 7-5 win over Rock Island Alleman's Brooke McKeown/Lucy Rector before losing to Sterling Newman's Maddy Jacobs/Sydney Schott 6-0, 6-4. The St. Viator duo then stayed alive with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Carbondale's Heather Robinson/Seungjoo Moon.
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