BUFFALO GROVE — The Danville girls tennis team started action at the IHSA state tournament on Thursday and by the end of the day, the team of Rachael and Becca Lewis was still alive for the Vikings.
The Lewis sisters defeated Elmhurst Timothy Christian’s Abigail Kumar and Erin Van Kampen before 6-0, 6-0 and Rockford Guilford’s Lilly Endsley and Linnea Endsley 6-2, 6-2 before losing to Winnetka New Trier’s Cammy Frei and Lily Schroeder 6-2, 6-2.
The team plays in the fourth round of the consolation tournament today against Max Mella and Courtney Sunday of Gurnee Warren.
“Rachael and Becca did what we expected them to do in the first two rounds, but they ran into a good team in the third round,” Danville coach Mark Bacys said. “We hope they can come in and make a move in the back bracket.”
The other doubles team of Amy Shah and Neha Patel lost to Oak Park River Forest’s Taylor Arends and Tess Trinka 6-0, 6-0, defeated Elmhurst Timothy Christian’s Sarah Dirkse and Annika Zeilstra 6-7 (5), 7-6 (3), 6-1 and lost to Oak Park Fenwick’s Dana Balk and Ana Sprajcer 6-3, 6-2.
In singles, Taylor Ellis lost to Edwardsville’s Callaghan Adams 6-3, 6-1, defeated Rockford Boylan’s Megan Collins 6-3, 6-0 and lost to Mattoon’s Molly Nguyen 6-0, 6-1.
Amanda Vadenboncoeur lost to Springfield Sacred-Heart Griffin’s Sydney Lynch 6-0, 6-0 and Rock Island Alleman’s Alexandra Keer 6-1, 6-3.
Danville 2, Paris 0
DANVILLE — Lindsey Loewenstein had five kills and three aces as the Vikings won their regular season finale 25-23, 25-17 over the Tigers.
Ashley Forthenberry had four kills and two blocks for Danville while Mackenzie King and Alexis Hoskins each had four kills, Michaela Jones and Ambrosia Williams each had three aces and Desiree Issac had two kills.
The Vikings will host a Class 4A regional and will start play Monday against Bradley-Bournbonnais at 7 p.m.