Friday, October 20, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Janet Buenrostro, the 14-year-old who last week became the first Proviso East High School tennis player to qualify for the IHSA state tennis tournament in over 35 years, was defeated in the tourney’s first round on Oct. 19.
Buenrostro lost 6-4, 6-1 to Sophie Davis of Providence Catholic in New Lenox. Buenrostro, however, showed resilience in the first round consolation bracket, soundly defeating Kayla McSweeney of Richards in Oak Lawn 6-0, 6-1, before losing in the second round consolation bracket to Marta Krakowski of Elgin High School in Elgin 6-0, 6-2.
Proviso East volunteer assistant coach Mel Phillips said that Buenrostro, a freshman at Proviso Math and Science Academy, “played well, fought hard and never gave up.”
“We’re all very proud,” said Phillips, who qualified for the state tourney as a Proviso East tennis player back in 1978.
For more IHSA state tourney results, click here. VFP