Junior Chandler Straw reached the semifinals and five other Foresters also competed in the Illinois Handball Association Joe Ardito Contenders Tournament over the weekend.
Straw prevailed 15-2, 15-1 in the round of 16 before coming out on top of a 13-15, 15-12, 11-6 decision in the quarterfinals. He was then knocked off 21-12, 21-19 in the semifinal round.
Lake Forest juniors Devin Peters, Brandon Sanchez, and Riley Frisbie posted one victory apiece in the main draw. Peters' triumph came in the round of 16 by a score of 15-1, 15-8. He came up against the eventual champion in the quarterfinals and fell 15-7 in both games. Sanchez rolled to a 15-0, 15-0 victory in the round of 32 before being eliminated in the round of 16. Frisbie followed the same path as Sanchez, although she needed a little longer to come out on top 15-11, 11-15, 11-10 in her first match of the event.
After falling in the round of 32 in the main draw, sophomore Jacob Czarapata won a pair of contests in the consolation bracket, posting a 31-17 victory in the round of 16 and a 31-11 triumph in the quarterfinals.
The Foresters's next tournament will be the Milwaukee Classic, which begins on November 30 and concludes on December 2.