Girls Varsity Tennis · Girls Varsity Tennis Finishes 1st Place At Hanover Central Invite


  Place Points
Kankakee Valley High School 1st 17
Merrillville High School 2nd 16
Hanover Central High School 3rd 12
Rensselaer Central High School 4th 5

Another wind blown day equalized the playing field and made for some very good matches today at the HC Invite. The Lady Kougars prevailed with a great team effort. KV’s 3S, 1D, & 2D only dropped 14 /86 games in two rounds to take home first place medals in each position. 1D of Schultz & Daniels defeated Rensselaer first round and HC in the Championship. 2D was missing one of their players Adrie Frieden so Freshman Colleen Grafton KV’s 1JV player filled in. Her and Lilly Toppen beat HC in the first round and Merrillville in the Championship. 3S Elisa Carli defeated Rensselaer in the first round and Merrillville in the Championship. 2S of Julia Dykstra won her first match but lost a close match in the Championship to Merrillville 6-7(3), 3-6 to bring home a second place medal. At 1S Carmen Quintero drew Merrillville first round. Merrillville’s 1S Sydney Jackson is one of the top players in the region. Quintero lost and found herself playing for 3rd or 4th place. What she didn’t realize being the last court playing was all the other positions were done and at that moment KV was trailing Merrillville by 1 point. Quintero defeated Rensselaer in the consolation round earning 2 points for the team giving KV a one point advantage and KV taking home the Invite Team trophy!

1S
1st – Merrillville
2nd – HC
3rd – KV ……………..Carmen Quintero 0-6, 0-6 then 6-0, 6-3
4th – Rensselaer
2S
1st – Merrillville
2nd – KV………………Julia Dykstra 6-1, 6-0 then 6-7(3), 3-6
3rd – HC
4th – Rensselaer
3S
1st – KV…………………Elisa Carli 6-1, 6-0 then 6-1, 6-2
2nd – Merrillville
3rd – HC
4th – Rensselaer
1D
1st – KV……………….Taylor Schultz & Toni Daniels 6-0, 6-0 then 6-1, 6-3
2nd – HC
3rd – Merrillville
4th – Rensselaer
2D
1st – KV…………………..Lilly Toppen & Colleen Grafton 6-3, 6-3 then 6-0, 6-0
2nd – Merrillville
3rd – HC
4th – Rensselaer

Lady Kougars travel to Crown Point on Monday.