BLOOMINGTON – No.20 Bloomington North dropped only six games while rolling to a 5-0 victory over Bedford North Lawrence in the semifinal round of the IHSAA sectional at North on Thursday afternoon.
The Cougars advanced to the final to meet Martinsville (a 5-0 winner over Edgewood), while the Stars closed their season with a 2-12 record.
“North is a very good team,” BNL coach Joni Stigall said. “I was very pleased with the way we played. We hung in on some tough points and played well. They are just a really good, experienced team.”
In singles, North’s Anna McCoy stopped Hope Martin 6-2, 6-0 at No.1, Carolina Lopes defeated Nikola Malkova 6-0, 6-1 at No.2, and Kelly Fox blanked McKenzie Messmore 6-0, 6-0 at No.3.
North’s Nicole Ortiz and Bailey Gardner conquered Ali Adams and Jaclyn Dufresne 6-1, 6-2 at No.1 doubles while Jordan Trilling and Lillian McAfee shut out Jenna Williams and Olivia Riley 6-0, 6-0 at No.2.
BNL will start its offseason work, hosting open courts for high school and middle school players on Thursday from 10 a.m.-noon starting in June.
Bloomington North Sectional
BLOOMINGTON NORTH 5, BNL 0
Singles: 1. Anna McCoy d. Hope Martin 6-2, 6-0; 2. Carolina Lopes d. Nikola Malkova 6-0, 6-1; 3. Kelly Fox d. McKenzie Messmore 6-0, 6-0
Doubles: 1. Nicole Ortiz and Bailey Gardner d. Ali Adams and Jaclyn Dufresne 6-1, 6-2; 2. Jordan Trilling and Lillian McAfee d. Jenna Williams and Olivia Riley 6-0, 6-0