Bulldogs Fifth At Cyclone Tennis Invitational

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Published on September 10 2013 11:25 am
Last Updated on September 10 2013 11:25 am
Written by Millie Lange

SPRINGFIELD -- Effingham St. Anthony's tennis squad finished fifth in the Springfield Sacred Heart Griffin Cyclone Tennis Invitational Saturday.

Sacred Heart Griffin won the meet with 35 points followed by Mattoon 28, Normal U-High 25, Chatham Glenwood 24 and St. Anthony 18 in the top five.

Jenny Walters and Lexie Niebrugge finished second in the No. 1 doubles for the Bulldogs best finish on the day. The pair won their first three matches over Mattoon JV 6-0, 6-0, Bloomington Central Catholic 6-0, 6-0 and Sacred Heart Griffin 7-5, 3-6, 6-4. The pair then lost to Chatham Glenwood 6-1, 6-1 to take second.

Cyclone Invitational

No. 1 Singles -- Anna Schutzbach

Lost to Christina Su (Normal U-High), 6-1, 6-1; Won over Kelly Zhang (Chatham Glenwood), 6-1, 6-0; Lost to Gaby Mann (Jacksonville), 6-1, 6-0

No. 2 Singles -- Kelly Rentfrow

Won over Katherine Yum (Sacred Heart Griffin JV), 6-0, 6-0; Lost to Annie Deal (Jacksonville), 6-7, 7-5; Lost to Melanie Schlepphorst (Quincy Notre Dame), 6-4, 6-0

No. 3 Singles -- Mary Claire Wegman

Won over Aby Turley (Quincy Notre Dame), 6-2, 6-3; Lost to Lucy Deal (Jacksonville), 6-1, 6-2; Won over Amanda Williams (Rochester), 7-5, 6-3; Lost to Maggie Sherlock-Jones (Chatham Glenwood), 6-0, 6-1

No. 1 Doubles -- Jenny Walters-Lexie Niebrugge

Won over Keefe-Gard (Mattoon JV), 6-0, 6-0; Won over McCullough-McBeath (Bloomington Central Catholic), 6-0, 6-0; Won over Sartarelli-Cross (Sacred Heart Griffin), 7-5, 3-6, 6-4; Lost to Odin-Cole (Chatham Glenwood), 6-1, 6-1 (Finished Second)

No. 2 Doubles -- Tierney Hammer-Paige Koester

Won over Scooble-Lenz (Jacksonville), 6-0, 6-1; Won over Thomas-Bartolotta (Pontiac), 6-4, 6-2; Lost to Benyamin-Roper (Normal U-High), no score listed; Lost to Kaiser-Stremming (Mattoon), 6-3, 6-0