The Newman Comets girls tennis team started off the season right by beating Geneseo 3-2 on Thursday at Sauk Valley Community College.
Anne Vits put the Comets on the winning track by defeating Clare Possin 6-2, 6-3 in the No. 2 singles match.
The Comets then won a pair of tough doubles matches. Christina and Emily Long won the No. 2 doubles match 6-2, 6-3 over Hope Daly and Cassidy Bos. Lupita Serano and Allie Furr won the No. 3 doubles match 6-4, 7-6 (10-8).
Sterling 3, Rochelle 2: The Warriors swept the two singles matches and won the No. 3 doubles match to earn a victory at home over the Hubs.
Maura Scanlan won the No. 1 singles match 6-3, 6-2 over Whitney Steichen. Erin Ansusinha followed that lead, taking the No. 2 singles match 6-1, 6-2.
Sterling's No. 3 doubles team of Kati Schauff and Charish O'Neal won their match against Sarah MacTaggert and Tatum Wagner 6-0, 6-2.
Rock Island 3, Dixon 2: The Duchesses won the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles matches in a home loss to the Rocks.
The team of Maribeth Johnson and Stephanie Tressel beat Sidny Laughlin and Hannah Rodgers at No. 2 doubles, 6-4, 1-6, 12-10.
Joan Bratt and Rachel Turffs won the No. 3 doubles match 6-0, 6-4.
Rock Falls 166, Rockford Lutherran 189: Cooper Kilberg shot a 4-over-par 40 at Ingersoll Golf Course to lead the Rockets to a NIB-12 West win.
Andrew Tichler added a 41, and Matt Long had 43.
Mendota 162, Oregon 165, Rockford Christian LIfe 205: The Hawks fell in a close match to Big Northern West rival Mendota at Silver Ridge.
Oregon's Ben Gardner, Taylor Brubaker and Mitchell Nehrkorn each shot 40. Mendota's Jaron Roberson was medalist with a 1-under-par 35.
Eastland 185, Aquin 190, Polo 192: Devin Hartman shot a 1-over-par 37 at Park Hills in Freeport to lead the Cougars past two NUIC foes.
Logan Lessman added a 43 for Eastland (3-3, 3-3).
Polo was led by Matthew Handel's 45.
Rockford Lutheran 202, Rock Falls 220: Kara Nehrkorn shot a 48 as the Rockets fell to Crusaders at Sinnissippi Golf Course.
Jessica Stickel added a 50 for the Rockets (4-2). Lutheran's Kelsey Page was medalist with a 43.
Sterling 3, Yorkville 0: Freshman Tony Diaz scored three goals as the Warriors won their second match at the Barb Cup in DeKalb.
Carlos Gallardo had two assists, and Sebastian Uresti had the assist on the other goal.
Sterling (1-1) will play in the Barb Cup championship at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. Their opponent is yet to be determined.