- Val T.
Lady Zs sweep North Judson, will face Culver Academy in sectional final
BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS
Sports Editor, RTC
Rochester 5, North Judson 0 (Wednesday): The three Rochester singles players dropped just five games combined, and Rochester’s doubles teams also won in straight sets in a blanking of North Judson in a Culver Academy sectional semifinal Wednesday.
Ella McCarter avenged a loss to Sophia Frasure in the season opener and won 6-1, 6-1. Rily Holloway handled Olivia Burkett 6-0, 6-1 at No. 2 singles. Rylee Clevenger knocked off Sao Susuki 6-1, 6-1 at No. 3 singles.
Olivia Bailey and Audrey Bolinger won the No. 1 doubles match over Grace Craig and Emily Grundlach 6-4, 6-1. At No. 2 doubles, Taylor Howard and Elizabeth Weaver defeated Rose Hileman and Sandy Roblero 6-0, 7-5.
Rochester (9-6) will play Culver Academy, a 5-0 winner over Knox, in the sectional final at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Culver Academy has won four straight sectionals and has not lost a sectional match since falling to Rochester in the 2017 sectional final.
RESULTS: ROCHESTER 5, NORTH JUDSON 0
Ella McCarter (RHS) def. Sophia Frasure (NJSP), 6-1, 6-1
Rily Holloway (RHS) def. Olivia Burkett (NJSP), 6-0, 6-1
Rylee Clevenger (RHS) def. Sao Susuki (NJSP), 6-1, 6-1
Olivia Bailey-Audrey Bolinger (RHS) def. Grace Craig-Emily Grundlach (NJSP), 6-4, 6-1
Taylor Howard-Elizabeth Weaver (RHS) def. Rose Hileman-Sandy Roblero (NJSP),6-0, 7-5
The Rochester girls tennis team improved to 9-6 with a 5-0 win over North Judson in a Culver Academy sectional semifinal Wednesday. The Lady Zs will play Culver Academy in the sectional final at 5:30 p.m. today. Rochester is in search of their first sectional title since winning back-to-back sectionals in 2016 and 2017.