The Riverside-Brookfield Excessive Faculty badminton lineup will definitely have a senior taste this season.
Seniors Claire Shanahan, Alyssa Krivak and Zona Evans all return from the sectional lineup for the Bulldogs, prepared for a 3-0 begin. Seniors Alice Sylvie and Claire Harrison additionally rejoined the lineup.
“Our staff’s power is unquestionably the senior management,” mentioned coach Dan Harbeck. “He’s the one athlete in this system to have skilled a full badminton season. He must set the tone in apply and matches for the younger gamers.”
Within the sections, Shanahan and Krivak took a doubles win, qualifying for the state meet. Evans was 0–2 in singles, her first match getting into three units.
“We solely had just a few matches final season due to Kovid, so we really feel like we’re beginning over again,” Harbeck mentioned.
This season Shanahan is 3-0 at No. 1 singles and Sylvie is at No. 1 doubles.
The returnees are extra senior with Marissa Sandoval, Abby Castellino and Emonie Corridor in addition to Fiona Murray, Liv Weber, Ashley Arellano, Becky Anderson and Elena Eisenhart.
Promising sophomore Katie DeJesus is 3-0 on the No. 6 singles. The remainder of the singles lineup has typically been Krivak, Sylvie, Evans and Harrison at quantity 2–5 singles, and Castellino, Sandoval, Junior Robin Ruvoli and Corridor at quantity 7–10.
Different doubles pairs are Krivak/Harrison at No. 2, Evans/Djesus at No. 3, Sandoval/Castellino at No. 4 and Arellano/Anderson or Murray/Weber at No. 5.
Qureshi leads robust LTHS squad
Lyons Township Excessive Faculty returned seniors Amina Qureshi, 2021 state singles qualifiers, Maris Carly, Katie Vespa and Andja Vojinovich from final yr’s lineup, ending third on the West Suburban Convention staff and second within the part.
Qureshi was second within the part and completed 2-2 within the state final season. On the Hershey Invite on March 19, Qureshi received the No. 1 singles title and Carly completed second at No. 2 singles. LTHS beat Lincoln-Method West 6-2 to guide 1-3-2 on two quads.
Outstanding newcomers are juniors Aggie Driscoll and Sofia Garcia and sophomore Julia Senfner.
“Among the youthful ladies proceed to coach within the low season, however general our schedule is down because of the pandemic,” coach Sue McLenahan mentioned. “We’ve got an excellent perspective and love for the sport. These ladies are able to work exhausting for an exquisite season.”