2017 GIRLS TENNIS
We hosted Bluffton on Tuesday. Our players are learning how to fight through feeling fatigued. They are doing a great job…showing improvement every day!
We looked good at all five varsity courts. Gabby/Pia won a close first set that propelled them into the second set, which they won 6-0. Maggie, after losing the first set, pushed herself through a match filled with long points…to win 15-13 in a third set tie-break. The jv team looked stronger as well.
The girls played well at the scrimmage at Pendleton Heights. We still have a lot of work to do to compete for the conference title. I know we will continue to improve each day!
It was good to get to play outside against Anderson, on Friday night. Everyone won their matches! We need to keep working to improve our skills and we need to get a lot of experience playing match points. Let’s hope for better weather next week.
We played well and battled hard against #25 Marion. Heidi won her singles match in straight sets and Haleigh battled over two hours before losing hers. Maggie kept her feet moving for over 3 hours during her 3-set match at singles. We will keep pushing to improve each day.
We followed up our match with state ranked Marion by traveling to #22 Zionsville. The players did a great job. Haleigh came away with a great 3-hour long victory with a super battle of #1 singles players. I am confident this match will help us in the long run!
On Saturday, we defended out Muncie Central Invitational Championship well enough to re-claim the title for another year. We defeated Manchester 4-2 and Muncie Central 4-1. Way to go girls!
On Monday, we hosted Muncie Burris, in a match-up of district ranked teams. Four of the five varsity courts went into third set matches. We escaped with a 3-2 win over the Owls with a great effort!
On Thursday, we lost to Madison Grant in an important conference match. The Argyles took advantage of their experience (MG plays 6 seniors on their varsity team). We didn’t play at our best level, which was need against a strong team. We will continue to work to improve. We hope to see MG again at sectionals.
On Saturday, we bounced back from our conference loss by competing, indoors, against the Frankfort Hot Dogs. After the Peru Invitational was canceled due to rain, the two teams agreed to meet in Greentown to play at the racquet club. Every position picked up their play after a the first few games of the match. It was a great day for Olemiss!
On Tuesday, we traveled to Alexandria to face another district-ranked opponent on yet another cold and windy day. The singles players left little doubt to the outcome. The 4-1 win gives us hopes to be co-champs in the conference.
On Wednesday, we hosted Elwood. Four of the five positions did not give up a game in their matches to carry us to a 5-0 win. This wins gives us a 3-1 record in the conference and an overall record of 10-3 and the 11th straight year of earning double digit wins on the season!
On Tuesday, we finally played a match again. We had to shake the rust off after a week of not playing. We traveled to South Adams for an impromptu match after finding out Southwood had to reschedule a conference match instead of playing us. After losing both doubles and winning our top two singles positions, Maggie picked up the pace in the third set to top her opponent and give us the 3-2 victory. Our JV squad defeated an undefeated team with its 3-2 win!
On Wednesday, we traveled to Frankton to play our last conference match of the season. The girls did a great job, winning all of their matches at both varsity and JV. With the win, we secured second place in the CIC behind Madison Grant. The win is the 10th victory of the last 11 matches!
On Thursday, we traveled to Yorktown to play a match against an originally unscheduled opponent. With all of the cancellations this season, we have been trying to find teams to play us. Yorktown was willing. The team played very well, being challenged on all courts. Three of the varsity courts turned into 3-set matches. We were fortunate to win two of those, giving us a 4-1 victory!
On Friday, we hosted Western in a makeup match from earlier in the season. The players made it a shorter night of tennis with sweeps of their opponents. We now have won 7 straight and 12 of the last 13 matches!
On Saturday, we played in the 8-team FW Concordia Invitational. We finished tied for second with Adams Central and behind Canterbury. Haleigh, Heidi, and Katie/Tyra were 2-1 on the day. Pia/Heavyn went 2-0. We hope this was another stepping stone in our preparation for the state tourney.
On Monday, we hosted #16 Delta for our last regular season match. This was the 8th match in the past 7 days for our varsity players. We have been busy trying to get all of our matches made up from all of the cancellations due to bad weather this spring. None of our varsity won a set. This was the first time all season we were shut out. The JV nearly came away with the team win, dropping by a 4-3 score. They have done a great job improving all season!
On Tuesday, the Olemiss Tennis Team faced Marion in the first round of the Sectional Tournament. Mississinewa started slowly but started to compete very well late in the first sets. The young Indians battled to the finish but came up short with Heidi Rowley being the lone victor at #2Singles. Nerves might have been a factor since four of the seven varsity players for the Indians were playing in a sectional for the first time. These same four players were playing on the high school team for the first time also. Mississinewa completes its season with a record of 14-5 and a second place CIC finish.
2017 All-State Honorable Mention: Haleigh Rowley and Heidi Rowley
2017 All-CIC 1st Team : Haleigh Rowley, Heidi Rowley, Maggie Herring, Tyra Stanley, Katie Powell
2017 All-CIC Honorable Mention: Pia Briz