Thursday's prep highlights: Baillon, Hansen stay alive
In girls' tennis
At Mount Prospect. Madie Baillon of St. Thomas More and Allison Hansen of Centennial won first-round singles matches at the rain-interrupted IHSA state tournament.
With weather preventing some matches from being completed, the IHSA announced on its website that the back draw has been canceled.
Baillon defeated Alex Bergman of North Shore Country Day 6-1, 6-4, and Hansen advanced with a 6-2, 6-3 victory against Jenna Brambora of Glenbard South.
Baillon and Hansen each are seeded Nos. 17-32.
In doubles, the Danville tandem of RachAel Lewis and Becca Lewis lost 6-2, 6-2 in the first round to Meredith Abrahamson and Hannah Post of Loyola Academy.
Anna Rodgers and Shoham Band of Champaign Central also fell in their opening-round match, 6-1, 6-1 to Kassy Bernardo and Autumn Hackett of Algonquin Jacobs.
Rain prevented three other area state qualifiers from completing opening-round matches — Lori Haas of Bismarck-Henning and the Danville doubles team of Megan Marble and Amy Shah.
At Argenta. HANNAH MILLINGTON had four kills and CALI MELTON handed out five assists for Argenta-Oreana in a 25-21, 25-10 loss to St. Teresa.
At Georgetown. DANIELE HOULT had eight kills, four aces and two digs to lead Chrisman to a 25-7, 25-2 win against Georgetown-Ridge Farm. SHELBY ROSS added 19 assists, four aces and two digs for the Cardinals, who also received nine kills from PAIGE THEVENIN.
At Bement. AMBER MEYER dished out 20 assists and five aces, while AUTUMN MEYER had eight digs, leading Tri-County to a 25-5, 25-15 win against Bement. LIZZY BARNARD recorded a team-high nine kills.
At Atwood. CHANTELL BONHAM (13 kills), KAITIE WILDMAN (12 digs, two aces) and REILLY FERRELL (25 assists) led Atwood-Hammond to a 27-29, 25-11, 25-13 win against Lovington.
At Clinton. The Maroons got 16 assists and 10 digs from MORGAN HICKMAN in a 25-13, 25-20 win against Monticello. BAILEY WALKER (six kills, nine digs) and SHANAE RITTER (20 digs) also contributed to the victory.
At Eureka. ALLY KRENZ's 10 kills and 15 digs weren't enough for Prairie Central in a 25-20, 25-27, 25-11 loss to Eureka.
At Arthur. KARLY GOODMAN had nine kills and SHERELLE COLLER added 21 assists for Arthur in a 22-25, 25-19, 25-16 win against Heritage.
At Rantoul. TINA AGUIRRE recorded 10 kills and four blocks for the Eagles in a 19-25, 25-16, 25-23 loss to Olympia. PATRECE McLAIN added 16 assists and CHAQUERA CROSS managed 18 digs for Rantoul.
At Milford. Despite seven kills, seven assists and four aces from DEVIN McFADDEN, Hoopeston Area dropped a 21-25, 25-9, 25-14 decision to Milford.
At Sullivan. PAIGE NEUHAUSER's 15 kills and 15 digs powered the Redskins to a 23-25, 25-21, 25-17 win against Unity. TAYLOR WALLIS (10 digs, 24 assists), TORIE YODER (23 digs), LAUREN HARRIS (four kills, six blocks) and HEATHER NEWMAN (nine kills, five digs) chipped in for Sullivan.
At Tuscola. SAM KOHLBECKER delivered 30 assists and 16 digs for Tuscola in a 25-23, 19-25, 27-25 win against Macon Meridian. MACKENZIE SEIP registered a team-high 14 kills to go with eight digs and two aces for the Warriors.
At Armstrong. Bismarck-Henning moved to 22-1 overall and 13-0 in the Vermilion Valley Conference with a 25-12, 25-20 win against Armstrong-Potomac. SAMANTHA SIDDENS led the Blue Devils with seven kills, seven digs and two aces. MARANDA WITTY added six kills, eight digs and four aces.
At Mahomet. MAKENZIE HARTMAN notched eight kills, KRISTEN BELYEA had 15 assists and ALYSSA DROLLINGER served five aces for Mahomet-Seymour in a 25-17, 25-22 win against Pontiac.
At Villa Grove. HOLLY HENRY's six kills and four aces powered Arcola to a 25-10, 25-11 win against the Blue Devils.
At Danville. LAURA GROSS had four kills, six assists and four aces for Schlarman in a 25-8, 25-23 win against Oakwood.
In swimming & diving
At Champaign. KATHERINE PENWELL, HANNAH NEWMAN and SARA FUNDATOR had a hand in winning four events each, helping Champaign Central to a 125-57 win against Bloomington. Penwell won the 200-yard individual medley, the 100 freestyle and was a part of the winning 200 medley and 200 freestyle relay teams. Newman finished first in the 100 backstroke and 100 breaststroke, and helped the 400 free and 200 free relay teams win. Fundator was a winner in the 50 free, 500 free and was on the winning 200 medley and 400 freestyle relay teams.