Roundup: Mikel Canovas lifts Elgin to sectional tennis title
From Staff Reports May 19, 2012 7:03PM
Updated: May 20, 2012 10:40PM
Mikel Canovas won the singles championship match in three sets to help Elgin’s boys tennis team claim its own Elgin Sectional title Saturday.
Canovas outlasted South Elgin’s Andre Norasith 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 in the singles final. The hard-fought result reflected the way things played out in the team standings as Elgin finished with 21 team points to edge the Storm, which took second with 20 points.
South Elgin’s Francis Manzano and Aayush Patel claimed the doubles championship after knocking off Dundee-Crown’s Eric Martin and Brad Spangenberg 6-2, 6-3.
The top four finishers in both the singles and doubles competitions advance to next week’s state meet. Elgin Academy’s Charlie Vogel topped Hampshire’s Christian Dela Cruz 6-1, 6-1 for third place in singles as both players move on.
Elgin’s Sadka Kethdy and Eric Chai are also in the field at the state tournament after taking third place in doubles by beating Kingsley Bernardo and Kristian Bernardo of Jacobs 5-7, 6-2, 7-5.
Dundee-Crown took third in the team standings with 16 points while Jacobs and Hampshire tied for fourth with 14 points apiece. Elgin Academy (9 points) was sixth, followed by Larkin (6), Huntley (2) and Streamwood.
St. Charles East 2, Oswego 0
Nicholas Erickson and Troy DeFilippis both tallied an RBI as the Saints (22-10) claimed the nonconference victory. Troy Dyhkuis (2-1) struck out five, walked one and scattered four hits while tossing a complete-game shutout.
South Elgin 6, Elk Grove 4
Alex Wolfe was the winning pitcher for the Storm (18-12) in the nonconference victory.
Prospect 6, Burlington Central 0
The Rockets managed only one hit and their two errors led to five unearned runs in the nonconference defeat. Zach Ranney (7-3) was tagged with the loss after allowing one earned run on seven hits in three innings of work.
DeKalb 7, Elgin 3
Gage Teschner was 3-for-4, Alex Buttell went 2-for-3 with an RBI and Ryan Sitter belted a solo home run, but it wasn’t enough as the Maroons (12-23) came up short in the nonconference clash. Drew Bloomquist (1-3) took the loss after allowing five earned runs on seven hits in four innings.
Huntley wins two out of three
The Red Raiders won two out of three games at the Freeport Quad, beating LaSalle-Peru 9-0 and Johnsburg 11-7 before losing to Freeport 4-3 in their final contest.
Tara Lycos was 3-for-4 with two RBI in the opener against LaSalle-Peru, Randi Peterson was 2-for-4 with two doubles and four RBI in the victory against Johnsburg and Brittany Koss was 4-for-4 over the final two games for Huntley (10-22).
Haley Spannraft took the pitching decision in all three games for the Red Raiders as her record moves to 9-14 on the year.
St. Charles North wins pair
The North Stars rallied to edge Normal West 7-6 in their first game at the Stone City Jambroee and then outlasted Lincoln-Way North 3-2 in eight innings in their second game.
Mickey Goetz went 3-for-4 with two doubles in the opener and Sabrina Rabin was 2-for-4 with an RBI in Game 2 for St. Charles North (22-12). Shannon Caliri (9-7) was the winning pithcer in both games.
Lemont 1, Elgin 0
Hannah Perryman took the loss despite striking out 13 and allowing just two hits at the Stone City Jamboree in Minooka.
Perryman (17-8) is 11 strikeouts short of the Elgin High School career record and her next game is in the regionals. The only run she allowed Saturday was on a wild pitch in the sixth inning.
Perryman and Monica Stockman had Elgin’s two hits.