On the girls side, Claire Hamilton is shooting for her fourth state title, but the first at No. 1. She won the No. 4 title as a freshman, and played second fiddle to Mary Emma Maddox in her sophomore and junior seasons.
She took out Joanna Capito of Wheeling Central on Friday, 6-3, 6-0, and will take on Alexis Alastanos of Bridgeport today.
"I'm excited. I'd like to get my own title at one," Hamilton said. "I think I've been playing pretty solid. I'm excited for tomorrow. I don't know what will happen, but hopefully it goes my way. I think I've been playing solid."
Christina Centofani was upended by Ravenswood's Taylor Youell in the No. 2 semifinals, but Danielle Sadd landed in the No. 3 finals. Hamilton and Sadd advanced to the No. 1 doubles final, with Centofani and Ellie Grubb playing for the No. 2 title.
To say this group has had a distinguished career is an understatement. Catholic's state tournament players have combined for 31 state singles and doubles trophies.
"I have 10 seniors I'm going to miss," Sadd said.
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