The Fenwick High School girls tennis team defended its Girls Catholic Athletic Conference Red Division championship, winning the title Oct. 8 at Loyola Academy in Wilmette. The Friars’ 24 points were four better than the host and runner-up Ramblers.
Sophomore Lily Brecknock was perfect in the No. 1 singles final against Loyola’s Eve Swaim, winning 6-0, 6-0. She was named GCAC Player of the Year and did not lose a singles match in conference this season.
Classmate Megan Trifilio is also unbeaten in the GCAC this fall. She won at No. 2 singles (6-0, 6-0) over Loyola’s Ellie Houston.
Fenwick’s top two doubles teams completed perfect GCAC seasons as well. Junior Trinity Hardin and senior Kate Trifilio defeated a St. Ignatius team in the No. 1 doubles final 6-0, 6-4, while sophomore Rachel Abraham and senior Maeve Paris won No. 2 doubles 7-5, 6-4 over Loyola.
The Friars’ No. 3 doubles team of sophomore Mae Mae McDonnell and junior Caroline Gruber finished second, losing to Loyola in the final 4-6, 0-6.
Fenwick competes in the IHSA Class 1A Elmhurst Timothy Christian Sectional on Oct. 14-15.
OPRF girls tennis
The Oak Park and River Forest High School girls tennis team placed third at the West Suburban Conference Silver Division championships Oct. 6-8 at Glenbard West with 30 points.
Although they didn’t have any singles or doubles champions, the Huskies had several strong performances, especially in doubles. Kitty DeHaan and Margot Sloan finished second at No. 3 doubles, while Jessica Locke and Kathryn Meister placed second in No. 4 doubles.
Clara Ottati and Maya Schwartz were third at No. 2 doubles, and Martha Brennan and Maeve Marzec came in fourth in No. 1 doubles.
At No. 1 singles, Anika Gupta placed fifth. Maria Clara Lau was third in No. 2 singles, and Alice Cadwell finished third at No. 3 singles.
OPRF will host an IHSA Class 2A sectional Oct. 14-15.
Fenwick cross country
The Fenwick boys and girls cross country teams competed in the Sterling Invitational Oct. 8.
The boys placed third with 110 points. The Friars had three runners inside the top 20 in Nathan McKillop (5th, 15:28.30), Grayden Rill (12th, 15:56.90) and Dean O’Bryan (18th, 16:14.70).
Chris Badja (36th, 16:48.20), Benicio Carideo (41st, 16:55.60) and Finn Munley (48th, 17:19.40) rounded out Fenwick’s lineup.
The Fenwick girls were seventh with 176 points. Senior Bella Daley turned in another strong showing for the Friars, finishing sixth in a time of 18:30.
Ava Martinez (35th, 20:37.50), Romy Bergetz (49th, 21:41.30), Amalia Anderson (52nd, 21:50.10), Molly Weber (53rd, 21:51.10), Francesca Reale (59th, 22:36.90) and Kyra Miller (60th, 22:37.30) also competed.
The boys’ next competition is the Chicago Catholic League Championship, while the girls take part in the Girls Catholic Athletic Conference Championship. Both meets are Oct. 15 at Lewis University in Romeoville.