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The York girls tennis team defeated Benet Academy 7-4 on senior night at Berens Park in Elmhurst. The Dukes honored their 13 seniors this season. The win moved the Dukes to 21-7 overall.

York girls tennis team fifth at Lockport dual-meet tournament Dukes again surpass 20-win mark; Nikoleit runs winning streak to 13 in a row


The York girls tennis team finished fifth at the recent 32-team Lockport dual-meet invitational. The Dukes went 2-1 in the event, which was shortened to one day due

to rain. In a 3-2 loss to Lockport at Lockport East Campus, Melissa Cartis was a 6-3, 3-6, (10-3) winner at No. 1 singles. Gianna Nikoleit was a 6-0, 6-1 winner at No. 2 singles. In a 3-1 win against Jacobs at Lockport East, Cartis was a 6-3, 6-1 winner at No. 1 singles, while Nikoleit won 6-0, 6-2 at No. 2 singles. Isabella Nicoli and Eva Jacobsthal won 6-2, 6-1 at No. 2 doubles, while Rachel Kayman and Micki Neidigh’s match at No. 3 doubles did not finish

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(6-1, 2-3). In a 3-1 win over Sandburg in the fifth-place match at Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville, Cartis won 6-1, 6-2 at No. 1 singles. Nikoleit was a 6-0, 6-0 winner at No. 2 singles. Jacobsthal and Nicoli were leading 6-4, 3-3 at No. 2 doubles but did not finish, while Cristina Gamboa and Neidigh won 6-3, 6-0 at No. 3 doubles. In a 6-1 West Suburban Conference crossover win against Downers Grove South, York went over the 20-win mark for the second year in a row (23-12 last season). “Our team really is hitting their stride and playing with a lot of con-

fidence,” said York coach Tres Heimann. “This is a quality win over a good conference opponent.” The win was York’s 10th in its last 11 duals. Heimann lauded the work of Cartis at No. 1 singles and Nikoleit at No. 2 singles. “At No. 1 singles, Melissa played a very smart match and was very consistent in her win over a very good opponent,” he said. “At No. 2 singles, Gianna continued her strong campaign with a win.” Heimann noted Cartis ran her winning streak to seven in a row with the win against Downers South and had won 10 of her last 11 contests, while Nikoleit upped her winning streak to 12 in a row.

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The York girls golf team recently won the Class 2A Glenbard East regional title with a 340 team score. Bella Bartolone and Audrey Matias were co-regional medalists. Each shot 83. Cassie Sika was fourth with an 86 and Haley Blattner took seventh overall with an 88.

Cartis won 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 at No. 1 singles. Nikoleit was a 6-2, 6-3 winner at No. 2 singles. Jacki Riek and Aleksina Jovic won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 doubles. Jacobsthal and Nicoli won 6-3, 6-4 at No. 2 doubles, while Kayman and Neidigh won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 doubles. Gamboa and Annalise Soldano won 6-0, 6-2 at No. 4 doubles. The match was played at Berens Park in Elmhurst. York wrapped up the regular season with a 7-4 non-conference win against Benet Academy on senior night at Berens Park. The Dukes moved to 21-7 overall. “This was a very nice win for our team on senior night,” said Heimann. “We have 13 seniors in the program this year. I was really happy to see the competitive fire the team showed. This was a good win against a good program in Benet.” Nikoleit won 7-6 (2), 6-1 at No. 2 singles and ran her winning streak to 13 in a row. Natalie Krauter was a 4-6, 6-3, (10-7) winner at No. 3 singles. Sarah Martich was a 6-0, 6-1 winner at No. 4 singles. Gamboa and Soldano won 1-6, 7-5, (10-6) at No. 4 doubles. Olivia Brunke and Elysia Woodward were 6-1, 7-5 winners at No. 5 doubles. Coco Conrardy and Noelle Pedote won 6-3, 6-4 at No. 6 doubles. Savannah Mallon and Artemis Siavelis won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 7 doubles. York finished 4-2 in West Suburban Conference Silver Division play. Through late last week, Nikoleit was leading the team with a 25-4 record. Soldano was 23-5, while Gamboa was 20-5 and Kayman was 20-7. Jacobsthal was 19-8 and Cartis was 19-11. Neidigh and Krauter both were 18-7, while Nicoli and Martich both were 15-9. Woodward was 14-6, while Jovic also had 14 wins. Gabriella Felder was 13-3 and Brunke was 13-6.

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