(Update at 5:30 p.m.) Highland Park High School’s girls’ tennis team slipped to ninth place from fifth today at the State Meet in Buffalo Grove as squads with more player remaining racked up more points.
The Giants are in ninth place with 19 points as one day of competition remains. The doubles team of Nicole Berkman and Janine Cooper are the only Giants still able to add points to the team’ total.
Berkman and Cooper dropped their fourth round match today before winning their initial consolation bracket encounter. They could finish as high as fifth in the tourney.
Highland Park’s other doubles team of Lizzie Raab and Kimberly Rhum won a pair of back draw contests to add two points before being eliminated. Casey Frommer lost her one match today.
(Earlier at 9:35 a.m.) After nine victories on the first day of competition Thursday, the Highland Park High School girls’ tennis team is one of four-squads tied for fifth place with 16 points, according to the Illinois High School Association website.
The doubles team of Nicole Berkman and Janine Cooper are the only entrants still in contention for an individual state championship with three straight-set victories heading into the fourth-round of 16. They dropped only seven games in their three contests.
Casey Frommer won three of her four matches and can continue to add points to the Giants’ total in the consolation bracket as can the tandem of Lizzie Raab and Kimberly Rhum in doubles.
Frommer took her opening round match, dropped her next effort but then took a pair of consolation round contests to contribute to the team total. Raab and Rhum were victorious in the first two rounds before falling in the third. They play in the back draw today along with Frommer.
After winning her first match, Jessica Rosenberg fell in the second round and then dropped her consolation opener to be eliminated from the tournament.
Patch will have periodic updates today on the progress of the remaining Giants.