Tennis Toppers Face Tough Tasks


The Hillsboro girls tennis team wrapped up the month of September with matches against Jerseyville, Vandalia Mt. Vernon and Greenville. Unfortunately for the Toppers, they would only pick up two wins in the four matches as they fell to Jerseyville 9-0 on Sept. 23, Vandalia 8-1 on Sept. 27, Mt. Vernon 8-1 on Sept. 29, and Greenville 9-0 on Sept. 30.

The closest match of the three would be against Vandalia, with several of the singles matches going to a third set. That includes the Toppers’ lone win, where Melissa Bell defeated Carlie Graumenz 6-3, 3-6, 10-5 for the victory.

Paige Lucykow also took Vandalia number one Gracie Philpot to three sets before losing 2-6, 6-3, 10-3, while Jesse Balla did the same in the number six match against Faith Bundy-Clymer, with the final score 2-6, 6-3, 10-4.

The Vandals’ five singles wins clinched the victory for the home team and allowed Hillsboro to get some work in for their other players. Lucykow and Sally Mattson played Philpot and Angelica Ferranto in the number one match, falling 8-5, but JV players hit the court for the number two and number three matches. Aubrey Reincke and Aly Leisure lost to Victoria Smith and Delaney Ward 8-2, while Chloe Martincic and Madie Hollo dropped an 8-2 match to Zoe Laqua and Carlie Graumenz.

Hillsboro will be at home for the final time this season on Thursday, Oct. 7, when they host Shelbyville.

Sept. 23 at Hillsboro

Jerseyville 9, Hillsboro 0

Singles: 1. Lily Ingram (J) def. Paige Lucykow (H) 6-1, 6-0; 2. Sabrina Ingram (J) def. Sally Mattson (H) 6-1, 6-0; 3. Libby McCormick (J) def. Macy Shipman (J) 6-0, 6-1; 4. Elsie Noble (J) def. Ryder Hoover (H) 6-0, 6-0; 5. Kate Jones (J) def. Melissa Bell (H) 6-0, 6-2; 6. Tessa Crawford (J) def. Jesse Balla (H) 6-1, 6-0. Doubles: 1. Lily Ingram/Elise Noble (J) def. Paige Lucykow/Sally Mattson (H) 10-2; 2. Libby McCormick/Sabrina Ingram (J) def. Ryder Hoover/Melissa Bell (H) 10-2; 3. Kate Jones/Tessa Crawford (J) def. Macy Shipman/Jesse Balla (H) 10-0.

Sept. 27 at Vandalia

Vandalia 8, Hillsboro 1

Singles: 1. Gracie Philpot (V) def. Paige Lucykow (H) 2-6, 6-3, 10-3; 2. Angelica Ferranto (V) def. Sally Mattson (H) 6-2, 6-1; 3. Victoria Smith (V) def. Macy Shipman H) 7-5, 6-2; 4. Riely Ward (V) def. Ryder Hoover (H) 6-2, 6-1; 5. Melissa Bell (H) def. Carlie Graumenz (V) 6-3, 3-6, 10-5; 6. Faith Bundy-Clymer (V) def. Jesse Balla (H) 2-6, 6-3, 10-4. Doubles: 1. Gracie Philpot/Angelica Ferranto (V) def. Paige Lucykow/Sally Mattson (H) 8-5; 2. Victoria Smith/Delaney Ward (V) def. Aubrey Reincke/Aly Leisure (H) 8-2; 3. Zoe Laqua/Carlie Graumenz (V) def. Chloe Martincic/Madie Hollo (H) 8-2.

Sept. 29 at Mt. Vernon

Mt. Vernon 8, Hillsboro 1

Sept. 30 at Greenville

Greenville 9, Hillsboro 0


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