Spirited play and promoting junior tennis netted a big success this summer for the Naperville Summer Junior Tennis League. Comprised of 26 teams, representing 14 clubs from the Naperville area, players met on Friday afternoons in the summer for five weeks of dual-team tennis meets. The 2012 season wrapped up with the Singles & Doubles Tournament on July 27.
This season also set another record high attendance with 158 players who gathered at seven different sites for the nine divisions of competition.
Despite early morning rains, the sun came out, and over 115 matches were completed in four hours of competitive match play. The Jr. High Boys Singles Division set a record of 48 entrants.
The following is a listing of all the results from this season-ending tournament:
Boys High School Singles – First Place, Brett Meyers, River Run; Second Place, David Demoll, Saybrook.
Boys High School Doubles – First Place, Zach Baurernfeind and Erik Medhurst, Breckenridge Estates; Second Place, Yi Chen and Will VanAlsburg, Breckenridge Estates.
Girls High School Singles – First Place, Nithya Sridhar, Tall Grass; Second Place, Lexi Johnson, Huntington Estates.
Girls High School Doubles – First Place, Katie Beshilas and Megan Dart, Breckenridge Estates; Second Place, Carissa Tsouchlos and Keri Bixler, Maplebrook II.
Jr. High Boys Singles – First Place, Harper Cole, Tall Grass; Second Place, Tom Koropp, Cress Creek Country Club.
Jr. High Boys Doubles – First Place, Owen Stemen and Elliott Stemen, Stillwater; Second Place, Ryan Dart and Henry Samson, Breckenridge Estates.
Jr. High Girls Singles – First Place, Serena Zhu, Oakhurst; Second Place, Brianna Mitchell, Huntington Estates.
Jr. High Girls Doubles – First Place, Natalie Atkins and Shweta Manoharan, Maplebrook II; Second Place, Bryce Panegasser and Gina Palasz, Huntington Commons.
Elementary School Singles – First Place, Casey Fuller, Huntington Estates; Second Place, Jack Considine, River Run.
Submitted by Carol Bulfer, Director of the 2012 NSJTL