Tuesday, November 29, 2022

CVC athletes advance in sectional tennis tournament

Several Chagrin Valley Conference tennis players advanced to the quarterfinals of the Division I and Division II sectional tennis tournaments on Monday.

Lakeside’s Aryanna Toth went 3-0 at the Solon Division I sectional with a first-round win over Cleveland Heights’ Persephone Noeem, 6-4, 6-2, and a 6-1, 6-0 win over Eastlake North’s Grace Forwick in the second round. She advanced to the quarterfinals with a 2-4, 6-4, (10-3) win over Aurora’s Ella Brubaker.

Toth will play Solon’s Phoebe Shi in the quarterfinals on Oct. 6.

Lakeside’s Keira Varckette won her first-round bout over Riverside’s Mia Morlan, 6-4, 6-4, and then bowed out of the tournament with a 6-0, 6-0 loss to NDCL’s Elena Fleming.

CVC athletes dominated the Hawken Division II Sectional.

Orange’s Alexis Nyborg, the top seed in the Singles Tournament, opened with back-to-back 6-0, 6-0 wins over Kenston’s Emma Parker and Beachwood’s Shreya Cheliu. She’ll play St. John’s Mickey Zhang in the quarterfinals.

Cheliu opened with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Gilmour Academy’s Katherine Frawley before bowing out to Nyborg.

Orange’s Blake Rothchild, the No. 2 seed, cruised into the quarterfinals with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Lake Catholic’s Blair Banker and a 6-0, 6-0 win over Hawken’s Tina Tewari. She’ll play St. John’s Colleen Anderson in the quarterfinals.

Hawken’s Bea Hardacre, the No. 4 seed, beat Orange’s Sana Adi, 6-2, 6-2, and Kenston’s Hallie Brown, 6-2, 6-1, on her way to the quarterfinals, where she’ll face St. John’s Alyssa Severa.

Beachwood’s Amy Zhou also reached the quarterfinals with a 4-6, 6-2, (10-3) win over Conneaut’s Madelie Maire in the first round and a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Hawken’s Vanessa Grajzi in the second round. She’ll play No. 3 seed Brooke McNeal of Kenston in the quarterfinals.

The top four doubles seeds will square off in the quarterfinals.

Eliana Yang and Haley Garber of Hawken, the No. 1 seed, topped Gilmour’s Lucia Martino and Cashalle Cummings in the first round, 6-1, 6-0, and Perry’s Kara Vis and Reagan Bowden in the second round, 6-0, 6-0. Yang and Garber will play Orange’s team of Daniela DeMatat-Hiciano and Lily Guiler in the quarterfinals.

DeMatat-Hiciano and Guiler, the No. 4 seed, opened the tournament with a 6-0, 6-0 win over St. John’s Kide Housel and Christina Bellios, and then advanced to the quarterfinals with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Kenston’s Kaitlyn Torres and Madi Davila.

Perry’s Lily Walker and Audrey Austin, the No. 2 seed, will play No. 3 Dani Forte and Bella Hsieh in the quarterfinals.

Walker and Austin reached the quarterfinals with 6-0, 6-0 wins over Lake Catholic’s Kendall Pikor and Sophia Trem, and Gilmour’s Elizabeth Frawley and Elise Rondini.

Forte and Hsieh went 2-0 with 6-0, 6-0 wins over Edgewood’s Kaylea Yeager and Macey Louks and Geneva’s Annalisa Ellsworth and Abby Griffiths.


Steve Harehttp://www.ohiovarsity.com
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes OhioVarsity.com, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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