Hinsdale South duo returns to state
Updated: October 18, 2011 6:58PM
Emma Adcock and Kim Warpecha are hoping for another long run in this year’s state meet, but Hinsdale South’s top doubles team will have to do it unseeded.
Adcock, a junior, and Warpecha, a senior, went 7-2, won six consecutive matches and reached the consolation quarterfinals at last year’s state meet before losing to Lake Forest’s Faith Bassioury and Taya Zoubareva.
The Hornets finished fourth in the Hinsdale Central Sectional Saturday after losing to Central’s Kristy Hamlton and Jackie Alansarnai, 2-6, 7-5, 6-1.
Area coaches did not do Adcock and Warpecha any favors in seedings when pairings were announced Tuesday by the IHSA.
Adcock and Warphecha open the state tournaemnt today against York’s Torrie Graham and Gabby Riek at Elk Grove. The York doubles team also is unseeded.
Adcock will be making her third appearance in an IHSA state meet, including last spring’s badminton state meet in Charleston.
“It’s so exciting. We’re so excited,” Adcock said. “We’ll take it one match at a time and hope we don’t lose. I hope we can play on Saturday again. We’ll see how it goes.”
Warpecha will finish her final season after playing both singles and doubles during the regular season. The Hornets duo prepared for the postseason with an appearance together at the Naperville North Invitational Oct. 1. They played apart for most of the regular season.
“(Last year) was one great accomplishment,” Warpecha said. “The second time will be harder. We’re not setting any goals. We’re going out there for the last time that we can go to state (together). This is my senior year. I want to give my best performance. I want to enjoy the last time while I can.”
Adcock and Warpecha were joined by singles player Lindy Wing last season, but Wing did not qualify this season after losing in the quarterfinals at sectionals.