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November 21, 2019

11/5/2019 11:48:00 AM
RHS girls' tennis team ends season with 3rd-place finish at Sectional
Sports Editor

A highly-successful season came to an abrupt end for Robinson High School's girls' tennis team over the weekend (Oct. 18-19).

The Lady Maroons finished third as a team at the IHSA Class 1A Effingham St. Anthony Sectional, but they were unable to qualify anyone for the state tournament.

All four entries for RHS suffered the same fate, earning a first-round bye, then winning their second round match before losing in the third round just one win away from qualifying for state.

Robinson finished the tournament with 16 points, placing them behind only Teutopolis (23) and Effingham St. Anthony (22). Rounding out the field were Newton (14), Mattoon (9), Paris (8), Charleston (6), Casey-Westfield (6), Effingham (4) and Shelbyville (2).

In singles play, Sarah Staller, the No. 5 seed, won her first match over Gates of Paris 6-1, 6-0, then lost to the third seed, Mossman of Teutopolis, 3-6, 0-6.

Meanwhile, Ella Dorfmueller opened with a 7-5, 6-0 win over Shelbyville's Gill, then lost to fourth-seeded Thomas of Charleston 3-6, 1-6.

In doubles, the RHS team of Alysha Clements and Lucy List started out with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Effingham's Kull and Wendling, but then lost to No. 2 seed Kowalke and Green of Effingham St. Anthony, 1-6, 2-6.

Robinson's other doubles team, Mia Hargis and Stevee Walker, won their first match over Newton's Emmerich and McClain, 6-0, 6-1, only to lose to top-seeded Brumleve and Probst in their next match, 1-6, 0-6.

"I am very proud of how well our girls have played this season," RHS head coach Steve Jenkins said. "Even though we didn't get a state qualifier, overall as a team we have had one of the most successful seasons in many years. They have been such a pleasure to coach."

2019 IHSA Class 1A Girls Tennis Sectional

At Effingham

Team scores - Teutopolis 23, Effingham St. Anthony 22, Robinson 16, Newton 14, Mattoon 9, Paris 8, Charleston 6, Casey-Westfield 6, Effingham 4, Shelbyville 2.

RHS results

Singles - Sarah Staller (R) def. Gates (P) 6-1, 6-0; lost to Mossman (T) 3-6, 0-6; Ella Dorfmueller (R) def. Gill (S) 7-5, 6-0; lost to Thomas (C) 3-6, 1-6.

Doubles - Alysha Clements-Lucy List (R) def. Kull-Wendling (E) 6-0, 6-0; lost to Kowalke-Greene (STA) 1-6, 2-6; Mia Hargis-Stevee Walker (R) def. Emmerich-McClain (N) 6-0, 6-1; lost to Brumleve-Probst (T) 1-6, 0-6.

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