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Updated: 10/11/12 1:18 p.m.

Seeds for Friday and Saturday’s Lyons Sectional revealed few surprises.

Perhaps the biggest was at singles where Hinsdale Central’s Alex Solovyev grabbed the No. 1 seed over Lyons’ Alex Chatt. Solovyev was third in last year’s state meet and Chatt was the runnerup.

Here is how the rest of the seeds went in voting by coaches Wednesday night:

Singles — No. 3 Sophia Haleas, Hinsdale Central; No. 4 Kristen Thomas, Lyons. Doubles — No. 1 Marika Cusick-Caroline Lorenzini, Hinsdale Central; No. 2 Alysa Straub-Alexia Petrovic, Nazareth; No. 3 Tiffany Chen-Katie Lee, Hinsdale Central; No. 4 Stefana Vasic-Megan Hickey, Lyons.

The semifinals are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at Lyons’ south campus in Western Springs. In the event of rain, the semifinals and final will be moved to noon Saturday at Score Tennis Center, 6550 Joliet Road, Countryside.


The seeding meeting for the Lyons Sectional is Wednesday night, but if all goes according to plan the No. 1 doubles seed should be a given. Hinsdale Central seniors Marika Cusick and Caroline Lorenzini appear to be back together in preparation for winning a possible state title for an unprecedented third consecutive time. The duo reunited to win the West Suburban Silver championship last week and have won all five of their matches this season.

The fact that they did not play much together was a concern earlier in the season. Hallways followed Cusick and Lorenzini last year when they were 20-1 entering the postseason. The duo are 51-1 in three years going into the postseason.

Army-bound Caroline Lorenzini is the first of four members of her family to play for Hinsdale Central all four years during her career. Caroline’s younger brother Michael was featured in Hallways in the spring with doubles partner Chase Hamilton.

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