Effingham Edges Charleston, 5-4; T-town JV Wins

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Published on September 5 2012 11:24 am
Last Updated on September 5 2012 11:55 am
Written by Millie Lange

Effingham High School picked up only three singles wins but came back strong in doubles play to take two out of three to pull out a 5-4 win over Charleston in tennis action Tuesday.

Lauren Hoekstra led the Hearts at the No. 1 singles spot by taking a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Kelsie Abolt. Claudia Vinvela Ayllon picked up the No. 4 win, 6-1, 6-2 over Dakota Hicks. The Hearts then took the third point at No. 6 as Emma Kull won over Kailin Albin, 6-0, 6-4.

In doubles play, Hoekstra combined with Vinvela Ayllon to win 6-2, 6-2 at No. 1 and Gabby Klein-Bethany Vail picked up a close 6-3, 5-7, 10-8 win at No. 3.

"The girls played great," said Coach Angela Woods. "We had to retire two girls due to illness. Gabby and Bethany stepped up to win a crucial and deciding match."

At Effingham

Singles

No. 1 -- Lauren Hoekstra (E) defeated Kelsie Abolt (C), 6-1, 6-3

No. 2 -- Meghan Flight (C) defeated Madisson Haake (E), 0-6, 6-1, 10-7

No. 3 -- Hannah Blevins (C) defeated Kaitlyn Gurley (E), 6-4, 3-2 (retired)

No. 4 -- Claudia Vinvela Ayllon (E) defeated Dakota Hicks (C), 6-1, 6-2

No. 5 -- Shelby Linder (C) defeated Shelby Funneman (E), 6-5 (retired)

No. 6 -- Emma Kull (E) defeated Kailin Albin (C), 6-0, 6-4

Doubles

No. 1 -- Hoekstra-Vinvela Ayllon (E) defeated Abolt-Flight (C), 6-2, 6-2

No. 2 -- Blevins/Albin (C) defeated Haake-Kull (E), 6-1, 7-6 (7-4)

No. 3 -- Gabby Klein-Bethany Vail (E) defeated Hicks-Linder (C), 6-3, 5-7 (10-8)

Exhibition

Vail-Klein (E) defeated Eva Bacon-Shaelyn Randall (C), 6-1; Haley Cooley-Ana Miller (C) defeated Megan Allen-Savannah Blake (E), 8-1; Emma Walker/Jacey Dillon (C) defeated Paige Dill-Miranda Johnson (E), 8-3; Tori Sims-Ashley Workman (E) defeated Kayla Jenkins-Yanaha Miller (C), 8-0; Alyssa Stephens (C) defeated Grace Cheon (E), 6-0; Allen (E) defeated Randall (C), 7-6 (2); Meyer (C) defeated Dill (E), 6-1

At Teutopolis

Teutopolis hosted Fairfield in a junior varsity match and claimed the win 7-2.

"The girls had some close matches but were able to keep things together and come out on top," said Coach Debbie Stephens.

T-town improves to 4-0 and returns to action Thursday at Effingham.

At Teutopolis

Singles

No. 1 -- Kara Schwinke (TT) defeated Emily McKibben (FF), 10-8

No. 2 -- Taylor Deters (TT) defeated Kylee Combs (FF), 10-3

No. 3 -- Heather Dust (TT) defeated Katie Titzer (FF), 10-5

No. 4 -- Jessica Mitchell (FF) defeated Alissa Apke (TT), 10-3

No. 5 -- Kylie Oseland (TT) defeated Julie Jones (FF), 10-4

No. 6 -- Amber Kreke (TT) defeated Chloe Weaver (FF), 9-3 (retired)

Doubles

No. 1 -- Kara Schinke-Heather Dust (TT) defeated McKibben-Combs (FF), 10-6

No. 2 -- Titzer-Mitchell (FF) defeated Kylie Oseland-Olivia Gebben (TT), 10-7, 8-5

No. 3 -- Kreke-Wente (TT) defeated Kelly Iverson-Vanessa Vinson (FF), 10-0

Exhibition

Sara Smothers-Gemma Loss (FF) defeated Taylor Hartke-Sarah Thoele (TT), 10-2