BUFFALO GROVE — Central Catholic High School junior Madison Tattini and the University High School freshman doubles team of Isabel Schaefbauer and Abby Totten continued to roll along undefeated in the Class 1A Girls State Tennis Tournament on Friday.
Tattini, the No. 1 seed in singles, defeated Lindsay Huang of Urbana Uni-High, 6-1, 6-1, in a third-round match and downed Joliet Catholic’s Mia Bertino, 6-2, 6-0, in the championship bracket quarterfinals.
Tattini advanced to Saturday’s 9 a.m. championship bracket semifinal against Kelsey Neville of Antioch. Tattini’s victories Friday upped the Saints’ team total to 16 points, good for a tie for third place with Chicago Latin, Lisle Benet Academy and Joliet Catholic entering the final day of action. Rock Island Alleman leads with 20.
U High’s Schaefbauer and Totten, who are seeded No. 5-8, downed the Alleman duo of Lauren Hird and Noely Baumann, 6-1, 6-4, in the third round. The U High pair then outlasted Shelby Johnson and Madelynn Jurasek of Aurora Christian in the championship bracket quarterfinals, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.
Schaefbauer and Totten play in the championship bracket semifinals Saturday. They have led U High to 12 points and a tie for eighth place with Rockford Boylan.
In other action, Central Catholic’s Clare Wieland suffered a 7-6 (11), 6-4 loss to Reagan Ridgway of Herrin in the consolation third round and was eliminated.
Also, the Saints’ doubles team of Maggie Stopa and Charlie Sartoris fell to No. 2 seeds Katie Telford and Pauline Neubert of Lisle Benet Academy, 6-2, 6-3, in the third round.
Stopa and Sartoris then suffered a 6-2, 6-3 loss to Olney Richland Central’s Audrey Jensen and Logan Kauble and were eliminated.
U High’s other doubles pair of Grace Mathies and Anna Huber was ousted by a third round consolation loss to Quincy Notre Dame’s Lucy Stella and Samantha Tracy, 6-3, 2-6, 10-6.
In Class 2A, Normal Community’s Olivia Kraft and Katie Toohill were eliminated by a 6-3, 5-7, 10-6 loss to Joie Reisch and Mattigan Kelly of Lyons Township in the consolation third round.
NCHS ended with two points. Lincolnshire Stevenson leads the 2A tourney with 23 points.