Lake Forest Competes at USHA National Collegiate Championships

Lake Forest Competes at USHA National Collegiate Championships

Sophomore Anthony Sullivan and junior Riley Frisbie were the Foresters' top players at the United States Handball Association National Collegiate Championships over the weekend. The event was hosted by the University of Minnesota.

Sullivan was the only Lake Forest men's player in the Open Singles Division, where he fell in the round of 16 before advancing to the semifinals of the Open 9-16 bracket.

Frisbie won both of her preliminary matches to earn a spot in the Women's Open Singles Division. He streak ended there, however, and she was also defeated in the Open 9-16 quarterfinals.

Four of junior Devin Peters' six matches at the event were decided by a tiebreaker. He rattled off three straight wins in the A1 Division before falling 9-21, 21-18, 11-4 in the final. Classmate Chandler Straw also found himself in the A1 Division after splitting his preliminary matches. He then advanced to the semifinals before being eliminated by the eventual champion.

Lake Forest also had a pair of competitors in the Women's A1 Division after juniors Quinn Jagodzinski and Annabeth Gibbons won both of their preliminary matches. They were each defeated, however, in the round of 16.

Senior Quinn Matuschek started her weekend with three consecutive victories, advancing to the quarterfinals in the A2 Division. There she earned more points than her opponent but still fell 21-19, 11-21, 11-9.

On the men's side sophomore Jacob Czarapata claimed a spot in the A3 bracket by taking both of his preliminary matches, the second in a tiebreaker 21-12, 16-21, 11-5. He was then knocked off in the round of 16.

Three Foresters found themselves in the Women's B1 Division, sophomore Emily Wichgers by winning twice, junior Monica Refern by losing twice, and junior Marketa Riley by splitting her preliminary matches. Each was defeated in her first match in bracket play, as was junior Lexi Vargas in the B2 Division.

Senior Steve Lee and junior Brandon Sanchez played in the Men's B2 Division but fell in the opening round.

Sullivan teamed with Peters and Czarapata with Sanchez in doubles. Both tandems posted a victory, Sullivan and Peters in the Open quarterfinals and Czarapata and Sanchez in the B round of 16.

On the women's side Frisbie and Jagodzinski reached the A Division final while Riley and Matuschek made it to the B Division final.

Team scores from the tournament are not yet available.