(Rescheduled from 08-29-2017) The Sequoits played tough today, dropping only a handful of games across the board. The three singles players only lost one game between them, and the doubles teams put up several shut-out sets in the lopsided win.
The outcome of the match went down to the 1 and 3 singles positions. Brianna Fisher started strong, winning her first set in a tie-breaker, but she wasn €™t able fend off the consistent play of Bonefas. For the past four seasons, Neville and Hackman have had tough matches at the 1 singles position, and today was another perfect example. Neville dropped the first set and was looking to drop the second with a 1-4 deficit until she turned on the power and surpassed Hackman to win the set. The match lasted almost three hours, and Hackman pulled out the win in the final set, but there are several additional opportunities for these players to face off later this season, and it €™s bound to be some of the best tennis in the area.
After a near-three hour match last night, Brianna Fisher turned the tables and finished today’s match with a strong win in around one hour. Fisher, a sophomore, is really coming into her own as a first-year varsity player, as she continues to learn how to move her feet and plan her shots to capitalize on her opponent’s weaknesses. Antioch’s doubles teams also played tough tonight to help the Sequoits to the lopsided victory.
Antioch's singles players (Neville and Ward) ran the table, both finishing in 1st place with an undefeated record for the day. The #1 doubles team of Palm and Regalado also were perfect on the day, and as a result, the Sequoits finished as the Champions of the Grayslake Invite.
Several Antioch varsity players were missing today due to injuries, illnesses, and academic pursuits, but several JV players filled the missing spots and helped lead the Sequoits to a conference win over visiting Round Lake. Sierra Ward dominated at the #1 singles position, while Palm and McNaughton also made quick work of their opponents in the #1 doubles flight. At #2 doubles, Lawrence and Good struggled to find their rhythm in the first set, but came back in the second and third sets to finish out the match and round out the victory.