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Prep roundup: York’s Porter, Avgerinos 9th at state tennis

Published: Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 1:00 p.m. CDT
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York's Annie Rivera competes against Hinsdale Central's Isabella Lorenzini during the state meet held at Hoffman Estates Thursday October 24 2013.



York’s tennis doubles team of Blaire Porter and Angela Avgerinos capped off a standout season by going 5-2 at the state tournament last weekend.

Porter, a senior, and Avgerinos, a junior, tied for ninth overall, giving them second-team all-state honors. The Duke pair went 36-8 this season and were 64-15 in two years playing together. Porter finished fourth on the all-time York win list with 104 wins over four years.

Juniors Annie Rivera and Paige Wing each went 0-2 at state in singles. Senior Randi Wilson and junior Abigail Kayman went 1-2 in doubles with a win in a consolation match.

York finished with nine points to tie for 22nd in the team standings.

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Sophomore McKenna Byrne won her first two matches at the state tournament before finishing 2-2. The doubles teams of Abigail Kumar and Erin Van Kampen and Sarah Dirkse and Annika Zeilstra each went 0-2.

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Freshman Kelley Hodyl went 0-2 at the state tournament. Hodyl was the school’s first state qualifier since 2000.


Timothy Christian

The Trojans beat Montini 1-0 on Saturday to win the program’s first sectional title since 2009. Freshman Josh Anderson headed in a goal off a corner kick from Tyler Vlasak in the first half and the score stood as the game-winner.

Timothy’s run in the state playoffs ended on Tuesday in a 1-0 loss to Francis Parker at Benedictine University in a Class 1A supersectional. The Trojans finished 12-10-2.



The Dukes beat Larkin 25-11, 25-23 in Tuesday’s regional semifinal. York hosted St. Charles East in the regional final on Thursday.

Timothy Christian

The Trojans pushed defending Class 3A champion St. Francis to three games, but came up short down the stretch in a regional semifinal Tuesday. Timothy shocked the Spartans, the top regional seed, by winning the first game 25-22. St. Francis rebounded to win the second game 25-17. TC led 12-9 in the third game before Francis pulled away and won the decisive game 25-15.

Timothy advanced to Tuesday’s regional semifinal by beating Wheaton Academy 25-21, 25-19 in a regional quarterfinal on Monday.

The Trojans finished 28-9 record, shared the Metro Suburban Conference title and won invites at Manteno and Plano.

IC Catholic

The Knights picked up their 30th win of the season by beating Aurora Christian 25-16, 25-9 in a Class 2A regional semifinal Tuesday. Delaney D’Amore had 11 kills, 10 digs and five aces. Kimmy Martino had 16 assists. IC headed back to AC Thursday for the regional final against Westmont.


Timothy Christian

Sophomore Michael Larkin was fifth with a time of 16:31 to lead the Trojans to fifth place at the Class 1A Aurora Christian regional on Saturday. Sophomore Noah Pavlakos was 14th. Timothy advanced to tomorrow’s sectional at Lisle Community Park.

IC Catholic

The Knights placed seventh at the Class 1A Aurora Christian regional to advance to the Lisle sectional race. Philip Roberto was 13th and Antonio Gaudio was 19th.


Timothy Christian

Hannah Bosman placed third at the Class 1A Aurora Christian regional. Abby Dykeman was ninth and Megan Middel was 18th to help the Trojans take as a team and advance to tomorrow’s Lisle sectional.

IC Catholic

Senior Rachel Hill and sophomore Mikko Eguia advanced as individuals to the Lisle sectional meet. Hill was 26th and Eguia was 27th at the Aurora Christian regional.

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