A chilly, gusty weekend with rainouts and lightning delays appeared par for the course.
“The COVID-19 12 months has already been a weird 12 months,” Libertyville women tennis coach Dan Kiernan stated. “This was a troublesome day. However a minimum of we acquired one thing in.”
The Class 2A Stevenson sectional was speculated to be wrapped up on Saturday afternoon on the Vernon Hills Athletic Advanced. However unhealthy climate has pressured the finals into Tuesday.
Will probably be a busy day for Lake Forest, which acquired groups into either side of the singles finals in addition to the doubles finals, and is actually already the crew sectional champion, however will finalize that on Tuesday.
As soon as once more, Kiernan noticed his prime singles participant taken out by Lake Forest after all of the delays let up on Saturday afternoon.
Autumn Rabjohns of Lake Forest defeated Margaret Forkner of Libertyville 6-3, 6-1 within the singles semifinals. Rabjohns additionally beat Forkner within the state semifinals comfort bracket final 12 months.
“They’ve had some actually good matches,” Kiernan stated of Forkner and Rabjohns. “Maggie can dominate and she or he is robust and hits a giant ball. She’s at all times accomplished an excellent job for us and she or he additionally had an excellent match towards (the opposite Rabjohns) final week within the convention championship match.”
Forkner, who gained a sectional title final 12 months, confronted the opposite Rabjohns sister, Kiley, in final week’s North Suburban Convention championship match, which Rabjohns gained to steer Lake Forest to the NSC title.
On Saturday at Stevenson, Kiley Rabjohns, the two-time defending state champion, defeated Alexis Hyde of Mundelein within the different semifinal, 6-1, 6-0.
That units up a sectional singles championship match on Tuesday between sisters Autumn and Kiley Rabjohns. They led Lake Forest to the crew state championship final 12 months.
“If we had state this 12 months, Lake Forest would have gained it this 12 months, too,” Kiernan stated. “Yearly, they’re proper there. They have good coaches and so they simply get good teams of youngsters.”
Tuesday’s sectional doubles championship at Stevenson may even characteristic an all Lake Forest last.