PREP TENNIS: Tigers grab two state berths on first day of sectional

PREP TENNIS: Tigers grab two state berths on first day of sectional

EDWARDSVILLE – Alton High’s No. 1 singles and doubles players lost Friday at the Edwardsville Girls Class 2A Tennis Sectional. The Redbirds’ Maddie Saenz fell to Quincy’s Olivia Clayton 6-0, 6-2. In doubles, teammates Ainsley Firtschneider and Val Walters were defeated by O’Fallon’s Miley Bruner and Kate Macaluso. Play will resume Saturday with semifinals set […]

Cardinals finish eighth at tennis regional

Cardinals finish eighth at tennis regional

By ohtadmin | on October 17, 2019 By Austin VanDaele810-452-2655 • avandaele@mihomepaper.com Davison’s Cash King returns a shot at No. 1 Singles during a quad at Lapeer on August 20. Photo by Austin VanDaele SAGINAW – The Davison tennis team saw its season come to a close at its […]

Assistant men’s tennis coach’s background serves as baseline for career

Assistant men’s tennis coach’s background serves as baseline for career

It’s been over a decade since Rikus De Villiers made the journey to Pepperdine for his first season of collegiate tennis. But the now-UCLA men’s tennis assistant coach’s eventual trip from Malibu to Westwood wasn’t the longest leg of his journey. Originally born in Cape Town, South Africa, De Villiers moved to Durban – a […]

Katy ISD tennis teams set for playoffs

Katy ISD tennis teams set for playoffs

By Jack Marrion, Staff writer Published 10:47 am CDT, Monday, October 14, 2019 Tompkins’ Ava Melaerts won the District 19-6A girls singles championship and will play in the Region III-6A Tournament, April 17-18 in Deer Park. Tompkins’ Ava Melaerts won the District 19-6A girls singles championship and will play in the Region III-6A Tournament, April 17-18 […]

Coco Gauff, 15, becomes youngest tennis titlist in 15 years

The 15-year-old from Florida became the youngest WTA winner since Nicole Vaidisova in 2004 when she downed 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 in Linz, Austria, on Sunday. Gauff lost in the qualifying rounds but still made the tournament’s main draw after another player pulled out with an injury. She then proceeded […]

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