Effingham Blanks Paris, 9-0

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Published on September 14 2012 11:55 am
Last Updated on September 14 2012 11:55 am
Written by Millie Lange

Effingham High School had an easy time in downing Paris 9-0 in varsity tennis action Thursday for its third straight 9-0 score this week.

The Hearts' top two players, Lauren Hoekstra and Madisson Haake easily handled their opponents 6-0, 6-0. Claudia Vinuella-Ayllon downed her opponent at No. 3, 6-0, 6-1. Kaitlyn Gurley picked up a 6-2, 6-1 victory at No. 4. Shelby Funneman won 6-3, 6-0 and Emma Kull claimed a 6-3, 6-1 victory.

In doubles play, Gurley and Haake took the top spot, 8-3. Funneman and Kull won 8-1. Gabby Klein and Bethany Vail were 8-4 winners.

"This was our third team sweep this week," said EHS assistant coach Sara Johnson. "Everyone's game has improved greatly in a short amount of time and the girls are showing a new level of confidence which is especially evident in our doubles matches."

At Effingham

Singles

No. 1 -- Lauren Hoekstra (E) defeated Mary Hunter-Smittberg (P), 6-0, 6-0

No. 2 -- Madisson Haake (E) defeated Makenzie Taylor (P), 6-0, 6-0

No. 3 -- Claudia Vinuella-Ayllon (E) defeated Lauren Swinford (P), 6-0, 6-1

No. 4 -- Kaitlyn Gurley (E) defeated Jessica Hopper (P), 6-2, 6-1

No. 5 -- Shelby Funneman (E) defeated Kelsey Daugherty (P), 6-3, 6-0

No. 6 -- Emma Kull (E) defeated Amanda Jerngen (E), 6-3, 6-1

Doubles

No. 1 -- Gurley-Haake (E) defeated Tegler-Swinford (P), 8-3

No. 2 -- Funneman-Kull (E) defeated Smithenry-Quinn Shockley (P), 8-1

No. 3 -- Gabby Klein-Bethany Vail (E) defeated Hopper-Jernigan (P), 8-4

Exhibition -- Kaylee Fred-Megan Allen (E) defeated Gales-Tomes (P), 6-1; Gales-Tomes (P) defeated Olivia Miller-Tori Sims (E), 8-2; Dougherty-Penczek (P) defeated Ashley Workman-Savannah (E), 6-2; Dougherty-Penczek (P) defeated Miranda Johnson/Paige Dill (E), 6-1; Fred-Allen (E) defeated Doughery-Penczek (P), 4-3