Boys Tennis: Michael Levin and Michael Sellitto help Glenbrook South capture sectional
Updated: May 19, 2012 6:40PM
Five days after winning their first Central Suburban League South doubles title together, Glenbrook South’s Michael Levin and Michael Sellitto were able to cross off two more of their preseason goals following Saturday’s Schaumburg Sectional.
After an easy win in their sectional semifinal match, Levin and Sellitto fended off Barrington’s George Coll and Varun Parekh in tightly-contested first set en route to a 7-5, 6-2 victory. By winning that match, Glenbrook South’s No. 1 doubles team won the sectional’s doubles title and clinched the team championship.
“That was definitely the goal for the team, to win the sectional,” said Sellitto, who become Glenbrook South’s winningest player at the Central Suburban South meet. “For us to come out and do that, especially missing Konrad (Zieba, Glenbrook South’s No. 1 singles player), it was good for us. The guys stepped up, especially our No. 2 doubles team. Making it to state was big for them, so I think just for us moving forward now we’ve just got to go onto state and do as best we can. Michael and I want to win it. That’s our goal.”
Joining Levin and Selitto at the IHSA state meet will be sectional runner-up Sam Hoogland and the Titans’ Luke McCanna and Will Lyon, who finished third in doubles.
Glenbrook South won the Schaumburg Sectional with 25 points, outdistancing Glenbrook North (19) and Schaumburg (18).
Schaumburg’s Vincent Lin defeated Hoogland to win the sectional’s singles title despite dropping the first set. Lin tried to overpower Hoogland in the match’s opening games, but altered his strategy in the second and third sets to capitalize on Hoogland’s fatigue.
“I think the first set I tried to overpower him even though he was blasting the ball,” said Lin, who won 3-6, 6-0, 6-3. “Toward the end of the set, I started to hit higher and placing instead of hitting as hard as I could.”
Conant finished fourth with 14 points. Barrington totaled 12 points and finished in fifth.