Kingston sev­enth-grader qual­i­fies for sec­tion­als

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - SPORTS - Free­man staff

Kingston sev­enth-grader Lila Shih Free­man qual­i­fied for the Sec­tion 9 girls ten­nis tour­na­ment af­ter reach­ing the quar­ter­fi­nals of the Or­ange County In­ter­scholas­tic Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion tourney.

Kingston sev­en­th­grader Lila Shih Free­man qual­i­fied for the Sec­tion 9 girls ten­nis tour­na­ment af­ter reach­ing the quar­ter­fi­nals of the Or­ange County In­ter­scholas­tic Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion tourney at the Match Point Com­plex.

Free­man had to beat her own team­mate, Raque­lle DeCicco, in the Round of 16 to earn the sec­tional berth. The 12-year-old lost in the quar­ters to Val­ley Central’s Sera Satkowski, run­nerup in sec­tion­als the last three years.

DeCicco played an out­bracket match, de­feat­ing Kate Lisotta of James I. O’Neill 6-1, 6-1.

Free­man, who was seeded eighth in the tourney, then beat DeCicco 6-2, 6-3. Reach­ing the quar­ter­fi­nals au­to­mat­i­cally qual­i­fies the player for sec­tion­als. Satkowski, the sec­ond seed, downed Free­man 6-4, 6-1.

The Sec­tion 9 tour­na­ment starts Oct. 18 at Match Point.

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