ARLINGTON HEIGHTS — Champaign Central's Austin Aten and Urbana Uni High's doubles tandem of Alex Mestre and Edo Roth advanced to the consolation third round of the IHSA tennis tournament Thursday.
Aten cruised in his first-round match before losing in three sets in the second round. He won 6-2, 6-0 in the consolation second round.
CHAMPAIGN — Maria Mears will attend Beloit College in Beloit, Wis. She will be a member of the women's tennis team. She qualified for the state tennis tournament three times during her high school career at Centennial.
What are the odds?
URBANA — The order of the day for the Champaign Central boys' tennis team: "Pictures galore," coach Scott Davis said.
That's always a good thing.
Upon further review, Champaign Central gets a share of the Big 12 boys' tennis title.
After Monday's rain-delayed tournament ended, Danville was awarded the team championship by virtue of a tiebreaker. But Bloomington High athletic director John Szabo, who handles the awards for the Big 12, said Tuesday a tiebreaker was unnecessary.
Mahomet-Seymour 3, Normal Community 0. ANDREW LAWSON pitched a five-hitter and JASON ZIEGLER slugged a three-run homer for the Bulldogs.
Danville 4, Normal U-High 3. The Vikings scored the decisive run in the fifth when DENNIS FORREST doubled and scored on two wild pitches.
Salt Fork 7, Bismarck-Henning 5. The host Storm clinched the Vermilion Valley title, improving to 13-2 in the conference. Ross Learnard had three of Salt Fork's 10 hits, and Sam Shoaf drove in two runs for the Blue Devils.
St. Joseph-Ogden 2, St. Thomas More 0. BEN KNIPFER tossed a two-hit shutout, handing the visiting Sabers their first loss in Sangamon Valley Conference play.
Tri-Valley 8, Fisher 0. MATT ELKINS had two of the host Bunnies' four hits.
Centennial 9, Rantoul 4. TYLER NAMOFF went 3 for 3 with two RBI to power the visiting Chargers. The Eagles (16-10) got two RBI from KELLY FOSTER.
Clinton 6, Argenta-Oreana 4. JOSH MERRICK clubbed a two-run homer and NATE ENNIS added a solo shot for the Maroons.
CENTENNIAL BOYS' TRACK AND FIELD
Five Chargers won individual events as the team won the Twin City championship by 40 points. Counting two relay titles, 200-meter champion Jonan Peoples was involved with three first-place finishes.
Danville 5, Central 3. Dennis Forest had two hits and scored two runs, and Chase Thurston fanned six in the Vikings' road win. Central's Scott Runyan, who had two RBI, was the tough-luck loser. He fell to 1-6 despite not allowing an earned run.