From left: Pam Blumenthal, Lindy Rosenberg, Coach Sammy Tesimu, Dana Schnurman & Karyn Guttormsen.
MT-Bannockburn and Libertyville brought their best for the singles championship. This was a first time 4.5/Open singles finals matchup between these two clubs and the players were excited to play. Being familiar with each other from the season, the matches were tightly contested. One court went to a third set tie-breaker and in the end, MT-Bannockburn prevailed 3-1.
It was a battle of the Midtowns in the finals of the Women’s Thursday 4.0-4.5 Singles CITA league – Palatine 1 vs. Bannockburn. After tying 2-2 in matches and 4-4 in sets, Palatine came out on top 36-31 in games. Congrats to both teams for battling to the end!
Pictured from left: Renee Buxton, Shahnaz Kelleher, Ki Kellen, Linda Zucco
The Fullerton Classic was a dynamite NC 4.5 finals. This is the reference we use in the city when LSSF plays MTC.
The finals at 5 seasons was everything and more you want in a match to end the season. To put it into perspective, the last match finished around 2:30pm, there were multiple 3 setters and a match that had a tie-breaker going to 14-12.
With many moments of opportunity for both teams LSSF was able to grab a few more and swing the match to a 4-2 victory.
Congratulations to both teams for a great 2018-19 season!
This year’s Libertyville HS Girl’s team is the most balanced they’ve ever had. Both of their two teams made it to the the finals.In the end, It was Lifesport Libertyville and Racquet club of Lake Bluff in the finals, a rematch for the third straight year. . Line 1 was the most highly contested with all four players giving it their best. It came down to the third set with Libertyville prevailing. Line 3 went to a strong RCLB team, so it came down to the final match. Everyone was cheering for their respective team. The Libertyville team took the first set. The second set was neck and neck as RCLB showed they never give up, saving 10 match points! But in the end, at 5-4 the LIB girls closed out the win at 6-4. Kudos to both teams, and congratulations to the the High School Programming led by team captain and Director Gian.
2018 runner up CPAC came out victorious after a tough battle with MTB in the 4.5 division. After splitting 3 total matches to 3, CPAC had two straight set wins and MTB had only one. Thus, CPAC walked away with the title winning 8 combined sets to 7.
Just like the 4.5 division, men’s open division was a nail biter between NSRC and 2018 runner up CPAC. Exact same scenario as the 4.5 division, NSRC and CPAC split 2 total matches to 2. The match was decided by the only straight set win out of 4 matches on court 2 by Frank Chen and Tony Larson of CPAC. The division title would have gone the other way if NSRC were to forced a third set on court 2 as NSRC had more overall games than CPAC.