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The IHSA boys tennis state tournament kicks off on Thursday at 14 different sites in the Northwest suburbs. The singles and doubles draw each have 128 entries and the champions will be crowned on Saturday at Hersey High School in Arlington Heights.

Three rounds will played Thursday, with two rounds each on Friday and Saturday. The tournament will also have a backdraw. The Aurora Beacon-News coverage area will be represented by five singles entries and three doubles teams. Thursday’s first-round matches begin at 8 a.m.

Singles

Kyle Chin, Metea Valley vs. Miguel Tolentino, Grayslake Central, at Rolling Meadows

John King, Marmion vs. Benjamin Bush, Stevenson, at Hoffman Estates

Suveer Kothuri, Waubonsie Valley vs. Alex Totten, Normal U-High, at Hersey

Nick Huang, Geneva vs. Brett Meyer, Neuqua Valley, at Schaumburg

Mike Yong, Downers North vs. Jason Koesler, Oswego, at Schaumburg

Doubles

David Dobrik and Nikita Lunkov, Vernon Hills vs. Adam Maris and Ryan Sterling, Batavia, at Wheeling

Ryan Doeckel and John Potts, Geneva vs. Nikhil Shekar and Shree Patel, O’Fallon, at Buffalo Grove

Nick Higgin and Jake Maher, McHenry vs. Sam Cheung and Rajiv Patel-O’Connor, IMSA, at Barrington

Quick fact

Oswego’s Jason Koesler is the only tennis player from the area to win a sectional title this year. The senior defeated Plainfield South’s Austin Russell to win the Plainfield East Sectional.

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