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Prep roundup: South's McDonough posts winning record at state tennis

Published: Thursday, June 5, 2014 10:06 a.m. CDT
(Bill Ackerman -
St. Francis' Greg Churney goes for the kill in the Spartans' semifinal match against Glenbard West at the Hinsdale Central sectional on Friday. The Spartans fell in two sets against the Hilltoppers.

Making his second consecutive appearance at the IHSA state tennis tournament, Wheaton Warrenville South's Charlie McDonough emerged with a record of 3-2 at the event.

The sophomore opened with a 6-4, 6-3 win against Aaron Skaer of Belleville East before knocking off Eric Pohl of Fremd 6-3, 6-1 in the second round.

McDonough lost in straight sets against Kyle Scheffers of Marian before bouncing back to defeat Brendan Peterson of York 6-2, 6-2 in the consolation bracket. He then exited the tournament with a 6-2, 6-3 loss against Austin Russell of Plainfield South.

As a freshman, McDonough posted a mark of 1-2 at state, winning in the first round of the consolation bracket.

McDonough tallied five points in the tourney as South finished in a tie for 40th place as a team.

Wheaton Academy

Competing in the singles bracket at the IHSA state meet, Chris Jones finished with a 2-2 record. He won his opening match by a 6-1, 6-3 score against Alec Lindemann of Ottawa and later defeated Alex Gowin of Charleston 2-6, 7-5, 6-1 in the consolation bracket.

Jones earned three points in the tournament as the Warriors finished in a tie for 68th place as a team.

St. Francis

Nick Kovach represented the Spartans at the IHSA state meet. The freshman lost both of his matches in singles competition.


Wheaton Warrenville South

The Tigers took top sectional seed Naperville Central to three games before falling 25-12, 25-27, 25-18 in the Neuqua Valley regional championship on May 28.

WWS had opened the playoffs with a 25-23, 25-18 decision against Waubonsie Valley a day earlier.

Wheaton North

The Falcons fell 25-17, 25-19 against Benet in a Glenbard West regional semifinal on May 27.

St. Francis

The Spartans bowed out of the postseason with a 25-22, 25-16 loss against Glenbard West in the Hinsdale Central sectional semifinal on Friday.

St. Francis defeated Glenbard East 25-16, 25-14 to capture the Metea Valley regional title on May 28. Greg Churney had 12 kills and Robert Smith finished with 30 assists.

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