On Thursday, we played in the sectional championship against #29 Marion. It was not as dramatic as the a few weeks ago but with the score tied 2-2 and #1 doubles still playing, there was still hope to capture the crown. Just missing on several opportunities, we dropped the match 3-2. We came up short but did not back down. What a great season, filled with so many great experiences that will pay off greatly in the future. We will not graduate any seniors.
On Wednesday, we played Blackford in the first round of the state tournament. The 5-0 win moved us to the next round to face #29 Marion.
On Saturday, we played #19 Avon at Mt Vernon HS. Conner came away with a nice win over their 1S player. This was another match that should help us prepare for the state tournament, which starts Wednesday at Marion HS.
On Wednesday, we travelled to Frankton to play our final conference patch of the season. The 4-1 win gave us an undefeated CIC season and our third straight conference title!
On Saturday, we played in the Homestead Invitational that included 5 ranked opponents. We finished 7th of 8 teams. Hayden defeated #21 Concord and #26 Penn before losing to #2 Homestead in the finals of 3Singles position.
On Thursday, we advanced our record to 4-1 with a 6-0 victory over Northwestern. This was the first time all season we played a team younger than us. A total of 9 freshmen played in this match. We played well…it was a good day for Olemiss!
On Wednesday, we continued play from our suspended match with Western. We were not as sharp with our play but came away with a 4-1 win.
On Tuesday, we got off to a great start against Western before the rain prevented us from finishing. When play stopped we had completed the first sets on three different courts, capturing all three.
On Saturday, We defeated Kokomo 3-2….It was a big win for us as a team. This ended a great day of tennis…the players were pushed physically and mentally throughout the day and responded well!
On Saturday, we lost 3-2 to an experienced Adams Central squad. They pushed us to our limits…Their experience paid benefits in the closely contested match.
On Thursday, we traveled to Lapel to scrimmage. The boys learned a lot during the scrimmage. It will help as we start our matches on Monday.
4) Madison Grant
7) Eastbrook and Oak Hill did not field teams
List of Opponents since 2003
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2018 CIC CHAMPS!!
2017 CIC CHAMPS!!
2019 CIC Outlook
Alexandria: Graduates top 2 players(Hensley and Paddock – two of the top 3 players in the CIC in 2018). Returns 2018 All-CIC player,Trevor Simison.and HM Stinefield.
Blackford: Graduates 4 seniors but returns best player, Straton Stone, All-CIC HM in 2018.
Elwood: Graduates top 3 players, including All-CIC players Jake Ball and Cole Courtney. Have shown great improvement in past few years. They are looking to continue their recent success.
Frankton: Graduates top 2 players (Hartley and Riser – both All-CIC in 2018).
Madison Grant: Graduates 3 varsity players and 4 overall, including All-CIC players Retherford and Sneed. Returns Evans(All-CIC in 2018) and Gilman(HM in 2018). They will be young but experienced…look for the Argyles to start 7 juniors in 2019.
Mississinewa: Returns all 7 varsity players, including conference best, Conner Murphy. Also return All-CIC players, Chandler Morrison, Mason Christensen, John Oliver, and Ryan Scott as well as All-CIC Honorable Mention players, Hayden Rowley and Riley Fuqua. Throw in Ethan Sample and Josiah Stark with these players and you get an experienced squad ready to accept the challenges for the conference crown.
8 of the top 16 players in the CIC in 2018 will return in the Fall of 2019.
2016 SECTIONAL CHAMPS!
We will be helping the boosters at the home football games…Thanks, Boosters, for this opportunity!
Parents- Please sign-up for snacks with Missy Sample (618-8048)
2012 Team CIC Champions!
Varsity Record: 11- 8
Varsity Record: 13- 7
Varsity Record: 14 – 8
JV record: 4 – 6 –2
Varsity Record: 14 – 8
JV record: 8 – 2 – 4
Varsity Record: 11 – 8 - 1
JV record: 6 – 7 - 1
Varsity Record: 9 – 10
JV Record: 3 - 11
There are many people to thank for contributing to the Tennis Program. The support given is important to our progress.
Mississinewa Booster Club
Dr. Bob Bothwell
Players/Parents, Principals/A.D., Chronicle-Tribune
Individually, players go through up and down times during the course of an entire season. The support they feel from different places helps minimize the “down” times and strengthens the positive experiences they gain from being a part of the team. Please encourage the players to stay focused.
Coach Fleming: 661-1940
Coach Schuler: 661-8700
2016 CIC CHAMPS!
2012 SECTIONAL CHAMPS!
2012 CIC Champs!
2012 Lebanon Invitational Champs!
Mississinewa 5 Madison Grant 0
Marion 5 Blackford 0
Mississinewa 3 Marion 2 Championship Match
Mississinewa 3 Pendleton Heights 2
Delta 5 Winchester 0
Delta 4 Mississinewa 1 Championship Match
are giving extraordinary effort, regardless of skill level!