Girls Tennis: Lake Forest sweeps Stevenson in NSC meet

Updated: October 6, 2012 5:58PM



A year after relinquishing the conference championship, Lake Forest has reclaimed its trophy.

The Scouts won the North Suburban Conference girls tennis meet Saturday, defeating last year’s champion Stevenson in all flight title matches. Lake Forest finished with 38 points to Stevenson’s 29. Libertyville took home third place with 22.5 points.

“It turned out really well. We’re very happy. The girls worked very hard,” said Lake Forest coach Denise Murphy. “It made this that much sweeter and bring trophy back home for them.”

It was almost a clean flight sweep for Lake Forest, as they won titles in number one and number two singles and number two and number three doubles.

Elizabeth Zordani was dominate in number one singles, dropping just eight games in three matches. In the finals, the number one seed defeated Mundelein’s Ariel Dechter in straight sets 6-1, 6-2. At number two singles, Catherine Orfanos was more dominate, not dropping a game over the three days. She swept Warren’s Max Mella in the finals, 6-0, 6-0.

Stevenson’s top team of Kaylin Dong and Alexxis Kiven defeated Lake Forest’s Christina Zordani and Taya Zoubareva 6-2, 7-5 to take home the crown in the number one doubles flight. The Scouts’ Victoria Falk and Colleen Morris won the number two doubles title 6-3, 6-2 over Stevenson’s Michelle Tulchinskaya and Caroline Kelmis and at number three doubles, Lake Forest’s Emily Kuchman and Margaux Miller defeated Stevenson’s Elizabeth Ettleson and Gwendolyn Heidkamp 6-2, 6-3.

Rounding out the top five team scores, Warren finished in fourth place (18 points), Lake Zurich fifth (17.5).

This tournament was the final significant tune up for all teams before sectional matches Oct. 13.

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