2018 GIRLS TENNIS
2018 SECTIONAL CHAMPS!
On Monday, we hosted Pendleton Heights for our pre-season scrimmage. The weather was cold but tolerable. It was nice to start playing other teams to give us a feel for the make-up of our team. The players did a great job! On Wednesday, we will travel to Marion to face a tough opponent. We are looking forward to this challenge!
On Wednesday, our match vs Marion was postponed because of extreme cold weather.
On Thursday, we traveled to #24 Marion for our season opener. While battling the cold (sometimes snowy) weather, we competed against the Giants. Heidi and Tyra both captured wins at their singles matches, providing us our lone points in the 3-2 loss. Players gave great effort and sustained great attitudes…we are confident in our future progress.
On Friday, we hosted Anderson during an even colder match than the night before. All players were able to win in a quick fashion. The players did a great job in battling their opponents and the conditions.
On Tuesday, we hosted Bluffton on another chilly night. The players did a good job of handling the weather and another good job at handling their opponents. The 5-0 win takes us to 2-1 on the season.
On Wednesday, we traveled to Elwood for our first conference match….believe it or not, it was still chilly outside. We got off to a quick start by winning the singles matches withour giving up a game. Both doubles won to give us a 5-0 victory but the match took over three hours for Gabby/Heavyn to put away their opponents, winning 7-6(7-5), 4-6, 7-6(7-4). JV won 6-2, with all players getting a t least one victory.
On Friday, we traveled to Wabash where we came away with a 5-0 victory. Singles won quickly again. Doubles won close first sets and then captured second sets. Rileigh won her first varsity match.
On Saturday, we hosted Manchester. The singles ladies, again, gave us an early lead. Both doubles positions dropped first set tie-breaks. #1 Doubles won in 3 sets, after being down 3-0 in the third.
On Wednesday, we traveled to Western. It was a very windy night but the players adjusted well. Everyone played with great energy. It was nice to see some of the things have been working on lately, in practice, be put to good use during matches. It was a fun match to watch. A lot of good things wer happening on the court during the 5-0 victory. JV won 3-1. Rileigh won a tie-break and another singles match while Alexis won a close match.
On Thursday, we played in great weather for the first time all season, as we traveled to Madison Grant for our second conference match. After a slower start, we got composed and played well, showing much maturity. Haleigh and Heidi never gave up a lead and gave us a 2-0 start. Tyra, Gabby/Heavyn, and Abigail/Maggie all turned around early deficits into sound victories. Abigail and Maggie were down 4-1 in the first set before winning 11 of the next 13 games. The 5-0 win gives us a record of 7-1 overall and 2-0 in the CIC.
On Saturday, we played in the 8-team Homestead Invitational with #21 Homestead, Lafayette Harrison, Leo, Blackhawk Christian, Concordia, Northridge, and Huntington North. We played well and came away with the crown. Haleigh and Tyra earned championships at #1 Singles, and #3 Singles, while Heidi earned runner up at #2 singles. Abigail/Maggie were the consolation champions.
On Tuesday, we hosted Alexandria for an important CIC match. Our singles players swept their opponents while doubles teams split decisions, giving us a 4-1 win and a 3-0 conference record. It was a great day for Olemiss Tennis!
On Wednesday, we traveled to Blackford, where we came away with a 5-0 win to advance our conference record to 4-0! Great job girls!
On Saturday, we hosted South Adams and Mt Vernon on Cinco De Mayo. It was a great day, even though it was a long day. Our match vs South Adams went a little longer than expected. We got off to a 2-1 lead but he next two matches were longer matches, that we split – one win and one loss). The 3-2 win over a very experienced team (6 seniors) gave us our 10th win in a row! The Mt Vernon match ended up coming down to a 3hrd set match at #2doubles, with the team score tied at 2-2. Unfortunately, we ended up dropping that set, which gave the Mauraders the 3-2 win. This match should help us prepare for the end of the season tournaments.
On Wednesday, we celebrated the seniors, by winning the conference title. This is the third time for the seniors in their four years of playing high school tennis. They have done a great job in continuing the tradition. They will be sorely missed next season! Thank you, girls, for all you have given to our program!
On Thursday, we played on the Ball State University courts against a good Muncie Burris team. Haleigh had to battle to top player in our district. It was a great match by two great players. Heidi defeated a strong player, while Tyra needed a super tie-break to fend off her opponent’s quest for stopping Tyra’s winning streak. Doubles worked well together. It was another good night for Olemiss Tennis. After the 4-1 victory, we are now 13-2 on the season.
On Wednesday, the Olemiss Tennis Team defeated Marion in the first round of sectionals. The Indians rebounded from a slow start to settle in and compete against the Giants. Marion captured the first game on all five courts and maintained control early in the match. Mississinewa overtook their opponents late in the first sets and maintained the level of play. Olemiss is now 14-2 on the season and will play Madison Grant in round two of the sectionals Thursday at Marion High School.
Olemiss 3 Marion 2
#1S: Haleigh Rowley won 6-3, 6-0
#2S: Heidi Rowley won 6-4, 6-1
#3S: Tyra Stanley won 6-3, 6-3
#1D: Gabby Stephenson / Heavyn Miller lost 1-6, 6-2, 6-4
#2D: Abigail Herring / Maggie Herring lost 6-0, 6-2
On Thursday, the Olemiss Tennis Team traveled to Marion to play in the Sectional Final against Madison Grant. The Indians took a 4-0 lead before dropping the 1D position. Olemiss wins their first ever sectional title for the girls program. Mississinewa is now 15-2 on the year and will advance to the Regionals next Tuesday against the winner of the Delta Sectional champ.
Olemiss 4 Madison Grant 1
#1S: Haleigh Rowley won 6-0, 6-0
#2S: Heidi Rowley won 6-1, 6-0
#3S: Tyra Stanley won 6-1, 6-3
#1D: Gabby Stephenson / Heavyn Miller lost 0-6, 5-7
#2D: Abigail Herring / Maggie Herring won 6-1, 6-4
2018 SECTIONAL CHAMPS!
2018 All-State Honorable Mention: Haleigh Rowley and Heidi Rowley
2018 All-CIC 1st Team : Haleigh Rowley, Heidi Rowley, Tyra Stanley, Gabby Stephenson, Heavyn Miller, Abigail Tignor
2018 All-CIC Honorable Mention: Maggie Herring
2018 Academic All-State: Haleigh Rowley, Gabby Stephenson