Saturday, March 25, 2023

Hawken, Perry win CVC Tennis Tournament Titles

Hawken and Perry defended their home courts in winning Chagrin Valley Conference tennis tournament titles on Saturday.

The Hawks won the Chagrin Division edging second-place Orange, 23-22. Chagrin Falls finished third with 15 points, Beachwood was fourth with nine points, and Crestwood placed fifth with six.

Orange’s Alexis Nyborg won the first singles title with a 2-0 record. She opened the tournament with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Chagrin Falls’ Lyla Breeden, who finished third. In the championship round, she topped Hawken’s Dani Forte, 6-1, 6-0 for the title. Breeden beat Beachwood’s Charlotte Doughty in the third-place match, 6-1, 6-2.

Orange’s Blake Rothchild went 2-0 with a 6-1, 6-2 semifinals win over Crestwood’s Olivia Gullotta, and then she topped Hawken’s Bella Hsieh in the championship match, 6-2, 6-0. Chagrin Falls’ Ella Goyzman placed third with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Gullotta.

Hawken’s Bella Hardacre won at third singles with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Beachwood’s Nia Brown in the semifinals and a 7-5, 6-3 win over Orange’s Daniela DeMata-Hiciano in the championship match. Chagrin Falls’ Delaney Joyce placed third with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Brown in the third-place bout.

The Hawks swept the doubles matches with Anjali Jawa and Hayley Garber winning at first doubles and Eliana Yang and Tina Tewari taking home the doubles championship.

Jawa and Garber opened the tournament with a 6-0, 6-2 win over Chagrin Falls’ team of Tori Seitz and Shannon McElhinney in the semifinals, and then claimed a 6-3, 6-3 win over Orange’s Lilly Guiler and Sana Adi in the championship match. Seitz and McElhinney beat Beachwood’s Alexis Mercado and Amy Zhou for third place, 6-2, 6-3.

Yang and Tewari beat Beachwood’s Mattie Spaller and Srishti Ithychanda in the semifinals, 6-0, 6-0, and then topped Orange’s Nina Dzidzishvili and Natalie Borsch in the finals, 6-3, 6-4. Chagrin Falls’ Marta Insolia and Kate Quinn beat the Beachwood team for third place, 7-5, 6-2.

The Pirates also defended their home courts in winning the Valley Division title with a clean sweep of each of the five different brackets.

Perry scored 25 points while Geneva was second with 20. Lakeside (12), Edgewood (11), and Harvey (6) rounded out the scoring.

Perry’s Lily Walker won at first singles with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Edgewood’s Giavanna Victor in the semifinals and a 6-1, 6-0 win over Geneva’s Addison DiPofi in the championship match. Victor placed third with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Lakeside’s Arya Toth in the third-place match.

Audrey Austin won the second of Perry’s three singles championships by defeating Geneva’s Isabella Rose in the championship match, 6-0, 6-0. Austin beat Edgewood’s Kailey Rantanen in the semifinals, 6-0, 6-0. Lakeside’s Layla Jones defeated Rantanen in the third-place match, 7-5, 7-5.

Nikki Rosati’s win at third singles gave the Pirates a clean sweep of the singles brackets.

Rosati opened the tournament with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Edgewood’s Olivia DiGiacomo and then beat Geneva’s Abby Griffiths in the championship bout, 6-3, 6-2. Lakeside’s Keira Varckette placed third with a 6-2, 6-3 win over DiGiacomo.

Perry also swept the first and second singles brackets.

Hannah Green and Alexis Titus went 2-0 with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Julie Paulchel and Alyssa Wheeler of Lakeside in the semis and a 6-3, 6-4 win over Geneva’s Annalisa Ellsworth and Jacqueline Patterson. Edgewood’s Miya Painter and Selena Orlando placed third with a 6-4, 6-2 win over the Lakeside team.

In second doubles, Kara Vis and Zoey Hicks topped Lakeside’s Allie Santiago and Elizabeth Conley in the semifinals, 6-0, 6-0, and then beat Geneva’s Ayva Encarnacion and Sophia Elek in the finals, 6-1, 6-3. Santiago and Conley placed third with a win over Harvey’s doubles team, 6-1, 7-5.


Chagrin Division

1. Hawken 23
2. Orange 22
3. Chagrin Falls 15
4. Beachwood 9
5. Crestwood 6

1st Singles

1. Alexis Nyborg, Orange 6-1, 6-0
2. Dani Forte, Hawken
3. Lyla Breeden, Chagrin Falls 6-1, 6-2
4. Charlotte Doughty, Beachwood

2nd Singles

1. Blake Rothchild, Orange 6-2, 6-0
2. Bella Hsieh, Hawken
3. Ella Goyzman, Chagrin Falls 6-2, 6-0
4. Olivia Gullotta, Crestwood

3rd Singles

1. Bella Hardacre, Hawken 7-5, 6-3
2. Daniela DeMata-Hiciano, Orange
3. Delaney Joyce, Chagrin Falls 6-0, 6-0
4. Nia Brown, Beachwood

1st Doubles

1. Anjali Jawa/Hayley Garber, Hawken 6-3, 6-3
2. Lily Guiler/Sana Adi, Orange 6-1, 6-0
3. Tori Seitz, Shannon McIlhinney, Chagrin Falls 6-2, 6-3
4. Alexis Mercado, Amy Zhou, Beachwood

2nd Doubles

1. Eliana Yang, Tina Tewari, Hawken 6-3, 6-4
2. Nina Dzidzishvili/Natalie Borsch, Orange
3. Marta Insolia, Kate Quinn, Chagrin Falls 7-5, 6-2
4. Mattie Spaller/Sirishti Ithychanda, Beachwood

Valley Division

1. Perry 25
2. Geneva 20
3. Lakeside 12
4. Edgewood 11
5. Harvey 6

1st Singles

1. Lily Walker, Perry 6-1, 6-0
2 Addison DiPofi, Geneva
3. Giavanna Victor, Edgewood 6-3, 6-1
4. Arya Toth, Lakeside

2nd Singles

1. Audrey Austin, Perry 6-0, 6-0
2. Isabella Rose, Geneva
3. Layla Jones, Lakeside 7-5, 7-5
4. Kailey Rantanen, Edgewood

3rd Singles

1. Nikki Rosati, Perry 6-3, 6-2
2. Abby Griffiths, Geneva
3. Keira Varckette, Lakeside 6-2, 6-3
4. Olivia DiGiacomo, Edgewood

1st Doubles

1. Hannah Green/Alexis Titus, Perry 6-3, 6-4
2. Annalisa Ellsworth/Jacqueline Patterson, Geneva
3. Miya Painter/Selena Orlando, Edgewood 6-4, 6-2
4. Julie Paulchel/Alyssa Wheeler, Lakeside

2nd Doubles

1. Kara Vis/Zoey Hicks, Perry 6-1, 6-3
2. Ayva Enarnacion/Sophia Elek, Geneva
3. Allie Santiago/Elizabeth Conley, Lakeside 6-1, 7-5
4. Grecia Armewta/Asjiana Fitsgerald, Harvey



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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