St. Mary's Elizabeth Durchhalter wins CHSAA badminton singles title

Elizabeth Durchhalter is the new CHSAA badminton singles champion.

Durchhalter, a senior from St. Mary's, captured the title in first singles on Wednesday at St. John the Baptist, finishing the round- robin tournament with a 5-0 record.

"She played amazing," St. Mary's coach Helen Yuen said. "On the court she knows exactly where to place her birdie." Yuen added Durchhalter was able to persevere through an ankle injury to take the title.

Alexis Rubenstein from St. John the Baptist finished second in first singles and was named player of the year.

Rubenstein's St. John teammates Lauren Fremgen and Caroline Herrara captured the titles in second and third singles, respectively.

St. John the Baptist's Anastasia Fitzgerald and Jasmine Ervin went 5-0 to win Tuesday's doubles tournament.

St. Anthony's Carolyn Nappy and Shannon Townsend were the runners-up in first doubles.

Our Lady of Mercy's Alexandra Cucci and Brooke Kraska, St. Anthony's Elizabeth Gregori and Kelly Morris and St. John the Baptist's Olivia O'Keefe and Alexa Gilberti tied for the second doubles championship.

St. John the Baptist's Kaeli Romero and Alayzia Evans took first in third doubles and Our Lady of Mercy's Meghan Hardiman and Kiera Salvo won in fourth doubles.

St. John the Baptist won the CHSAA team championship with a 12-0 record.

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