Girls tennis: Fremd's top doubles team goes 3-0 at state

 
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Updated 10/18/2018 10:27 PM
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  • Fremd doubles players Akari Matsuno, left, and Kyra Emmanouilidis congratulate one another following a point during the girls state tennis tournament in Palatine Thursday.

      Fremd doubles players Akari Matsuno, left, and Kyra Emmanouilidis congratulate one another following a point during the girls state tennis tournament in Palatine Thursday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Fremd's Akari Matsuno returns the ball while playing with doubles partner Kyra Emmanouilidis during the girls state tennis tournament in Palatine Thursday.

      Fremd's Akari Matsuno returns the ball while playing with doubles partner Kyra Emmanouilidis during the girls state tennis tournament in Palatine Thursday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Fremd's Kyra Emmanouilidis, right, follows through after keeping the ball in play as doubles partner Akari Matsuno plays near the net during the girls state tennis tournament in Palatine Thursday.

      Fremd's Kyra Emmanouilidis, right, follows through after keeping the ball in play as doubles partner Akari Matsuno plays near the net during the girls state tennis tournament in Palatine Thursday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Fremd doubles player Kyra Emmanouilidis competes during the girls state tennis tournament in Palatine Thursday.

      Fremd doubles player Kyra Emmanouilidis competes during the girls state tennis tournament in Palatine Thursday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

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

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.

Conant

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.

Elk Grove

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.

Hersey

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.

Schaumburg

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.

Maine West

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.

St. Viator

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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