Created:Tuesday, November 13, 2012 12:01 a.m.CDT
Updated:Tuesday, November 13, 2012 5:18 p.m.CDT

Northwest Herald 
Girls Tennis All-Area Team

First team


Jenna Wallace

Crystal Lake Central, sr.

Wallace went undefeated at No. 1 singles in the Fox Valley Conference including the FVC Tournament. She won the Cary-Grove Sectional to qualify for state in singles for the fourth consecutive year.

Ana Fedmasu

Woodstock, so.

Fedmasu finished second at the FVC Tournament at No. 1 singles and third at the C-G Sectional to qualify for state. She is the first Blue Streak to qualify for state since 1999.

Ashley Kosy

Jacobs, fr.

Kosy capped a very successful freshman season by winning the South Elgin Sectional to qualify for state, where she won two matches. She placed third at the FVC Tournament.

Callie Schmit

Prairie Ridge, jr.

Schmit qualified for state for the first time with a fourth place finish at the C-G Sectional. After losing her first match at state to a 3-4 seed, Schmit came back to win two rounds in the consolation bracket.


Evelyn Youel/Jillian Wallace

Crystal Lake Central, jr./jr.

Youel and Wallace, the Northwest Herald Players of the Year, went undefeated in the FVC and qualified for state for the third consecutive year as a doubles team. They finished the state tournament with a, 6-2, record and advanced to the quarterfinals of the consolation bracket as one of the top-12 doubles teams in the state.

Rachel Siemon/Kelsey Laktash

Crystal Lake South, sr./jr.

Siemon and Laktash won the Cary-Grove Sectional to qualify for state for the second time as a doubles team. Siemon qualified for the fourth time in doubles. The won three matches at state and finished with a, 32-5, season record.

Alina Zabolotico/Megan Elliott

Jacobs, sr./sr.

After Zabolotico and Elliott both qualified in singles a year ago, they qualified together in doubles by winning the South Elgin sectional. At state they won two matches.

Marisa Thome/Julia Thome

Crystal Lake South, sr./jr.

The Thome sisters qualified for state in doubles, where they won three matches. Both could have been in recognized in singles also. Marisa was 21-7 at No. 1 singles and Julia was 28-1 at No. 2. Together, they were 10-3 in doubles.

Second Team


Kayla Garcia, Huntley, sr.

Brittany Goebel, McHenry, jr.

Hannah Hougland, Hampshire, fr.

Alaina Littlejohn, Crystal Lake South, sr.


Anna Kuechenberg/Natalie Favia, Prairie

Ridge, jr./so.

Brooke Romero/Ally Pietrusiak, Huntley, jr./jr.

Miranda Curtis/Jen Regard, Jacobs, sr./sr.

Monica Patthana/Julie Schreiner, Hampshire, jr./so.

Honorable mention


Abby Waters, Marian Central, so.

Macy Koepke, Cary-Grove, jr.

Alex Neckopulos, Prairie Ridge, sr.


Lauren Goebel/Emily Zalewski, McHenry, so./so.

Rachel Rasmussen/Jacqueline Boorom, Crystal Lake South, jr./jr.

Alissa Melchionna / Sara Quinlan, Marian Central, sr./sr.

Caitlin Theros / Becca Kolarczyk, Crystal Lake South, sr./sr.

Ali Danhoff/Cristal Tinajero, Dundee-Crown, sr./sr.

Kelly Frankel/Tamara Funke, Huntley, sr./jr.

Christina Kappil/Maddy Riddell, Prairie Ridge, sr./sr.

Jacquelyn Hengler/Emily Halvorson, Jacobs, sr./jr.

Lauren Edwards/Celina Kilhefner, McHenry sr./sr.

Rob Smith,

Editor's note: The original version of this story incorrectly listed Crystal Lake South's Alaina Littlejohn as honorable mention. She was on the first team. It also has been corrected to include Tamara Funke's name.