Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Hawken girls win Chagrin Division tennis tournament

***Edited on Sept. 25 to correct the results***

PERRY—Hawken won three of five individual titles on the way to clinching the 2023 Chagrin Valley Conference Chagrin Division tournament championship on Saturday at Perry High School.

The Hawks finished with 32 points to beat out Orange for the top spot. The Lions scored 27 points, Chagrin Falls finished third with 25, Beachwood was fourth with 24, Perry placed fifth with 14, West Geauga finished sixth with 10, and Crestwood rounded out the top seven with eight points.

Hawken won at first and third singles and first doubles.

Dani Forte went 2-0 to win at first singles. She defeated Lyla Breeden of Chagrin Falls, 6-0, 6-0, in the semifinals and then beat Orange’s Daniela DeMata Hicano in the championship, 6-0, 6-1.

Bella Hsieh went 3-0 to win first singles. She opened the tournament with 6-0, 6-0 wins over Perry’s Hailey Green and Beachwood’s Jessie Gao, and then upset top-seeded Raina Patel of Orange in the finals, 6-4, default.

Hawken’s first doubles team of Hayley Garber and Bea Hardacre won their title with 6-0, 6-0 and 6-1, 6-0 wins.

The Hawks added a runner-up finish at second singles and placed third in second doubles.

Orange’s Lily Guiler claimed the second singles title and Beachwood’s Ida Chang and Arianna Preston teamed up to win the second doubles title.

They opened the tournament with a 6-0, 6-3 win over Orange’s Reese Balding and Frances Owen, and then topped Hawken’s doubles team in the championship match, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2.


1. Hawken 32
2. Orange 27
3. Chagrin Falls 25
4. Beachwood 24
5. Perry 14
6. West Geauga 10
7. Crestwood 8


1. Dani Forte, Hawken 6-0, 6-1
2. Daniela DeMata Hicano, Orange
3. Audrey Austin, Perry 6-2, 6-2
4. Lyla Breeden, Chagrin Falls
5. Shreya Chellu, Beachwood 4-2, 4-1
6. Lillian Isgro, West Geauga
7. Mia Gullaata, Crestwood


1. Lily Guiler, Orange 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
2. Valeria Kislyansky, Hawken
3. Ella Goyzman, Chagrin Falls 5-7, 6-1, (10-6)
4. Eva Zheng, Beachwood
5. Destiny Veric, Crestwood default
6. Maggie Furst, West Geauga
7. Kirra Heavelin, Perry


1. Bella Hsieh, Hawken 6-4, default
2. Ratina Patel, Orange
3. Delaney Joyce, Chagrin Falls 5-7, 4-6, 10-3
4. Jessie Gao, Beachwood
5. Rachel Aronova, West Geauga 4-2, 4-1
6. Hailey Green, Perry
7. Kenzy Thompson, Crestwood


1. Hayley Garber/Bea Hardacre, Hawken 6-1 ,6-0
2. Charlotte Doughty/Amy Zhou, Beachwood
3. Shannon McElhinney/Kate Quinn, Chagrin Falls 6-2, 6-3
4. Francesca Taracila/Sophie Eisenberg, Orange
5. Alexa Titus/Hannah Green, Perry 4-0, 5-3
6. Serena Wright/Ella Wright, Crestwood
7. Caroline Yeager/Elizabeth Grisez, West Geauga


1. Ida Chang/Arianna Preston, Beachwood 3-6, 6-2, 6-2
2. Sophie Hill/Claire Rubin, Chagrin Falls
3. Vanessa Grazil/Izzy Young, Hawken 6-4, 6-4
4. Reese Balding/Frances Owen, Orange
5. Kara Vis/Rachel Sears, Perry 4-1, 4-2
4. Madelyn Oster/Cassie Rogers, West Geauga
7. Lizzie Dormann/Anna Bove, Crestwood



Steve Hare
Steve Hare
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes, 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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