Tennis Toppers Win Three Straight


After a 0-4 start to the season, the Hillsboro Lady Hiltoppers picked up their third straight victory with a 9-0 win over Vandalia at the Hillsboro Sports Complex tennis courts on Thursday, Sept. 12.

The Toppers went two sets in five of the six singles matches, giving up just 12 points in those bouts. Sheridan Schreiber and Chloe Smail both won 6-1, 6-0, while Lauren Lucykow won 6-2, 6-2. Torrence Clark and Maia Moranville earned the other two straight set victories by matching scores of 6-1, 6-2.

Karli Mackey would have the lone three-set win, beating Gracie Philpot 10-1 in the third set after the pair swapped wins, 6-1 for Mackey and 6-2 for Philpot.

With the match clinched, Coach Jennifer Anderson went to her reserves for two of the three doubles matches, with Moranville and Clark, the varsity holdovers, posting a 10-7 victory.

Meghan Garmon and Ella Pfeifer would pick up a 10-6 win in the number two match, while Tressie Clinard and Emma Dowding completed the sweep with a 10-6 victory.

The Lady Hiltoppers chased that win with another one as they beat East Alton-Wood River 8-1 to improve to 4-4 on the season.

Hillsboro swept the Oilers in singles, winning all six eight-game pro-sets and outscoring their opponents 48-9. Schrieber, Mackey and Clark all won 8-1, while Lucykow, Smail and Moranville all won 8-2.

In doubles, Tressie Clinard and Ella Pfeifer teamed up to win 8-1 in the number two match, while Paige Lucykow and Sally Mattson also won 8-1 in the number three bout.

September 12 at Hillsboro

Hillsboro 9, Vandalia 0

Singles: 1. Sheridan Schreiber (H) def.  Riely Ward (V) 6-1, 6-0; 2. Lauren Lucykow (H) def.  Camille Fameree (V) 6-2, 6-2, 3. Chloe Smail (H) def.  Rylee Velaquez (V) 6-1, 6-0; 4. Karli Mackey (H) def.  Gracie Philpot (V) 6-1, 2-6, 10-1; 5. Torrence Clark (H) def.  Victoria Smith (V) 6-1, 6-2; 6. Maia Moranville (H) def.  Angelica Ferranto (V) 6-1, 6-2,

Doubles: 1. Maia Moranville/Torrence Clark (H) def.  Riely Ward/Camille Fameree (V) 10-7; 2. Meghan Garmon/Ella Pfeifer (H) def.  Gracie Philpot/Rylee Velaquez (V) 10-6; 3. Tressie Clinard/Emma Dowding (H) def.  Samantha Rittis/Mistie Stihl (V) 10-6.

Record: Hillsboro (3-4).

September 17 at Wood River

Hillsboro 8, East Alton-Wood River 1

Singles: 1. Sheridan Schreiber (H) def. Allen (E) 8-1; 2. Lauren Lucykow (H) def. Slattery (E) 8-2; 3. Chloe Smail (H) def. Olinghouse (E) 8-2; 4. Karli Mackey (H) def. Norman (E) 8-1; 5. Torrence Clark (H) def. Denton (E) 8-1; 6. Maia Moranville (H) def. Franklin (E) 8-2.

Doubles: 1. Allen/Slattery (E) def. Emma Dowding/Meghan Garmon def. (H) 8-3; 2. Tressie Clinard/Ella Pfeifer (H)def. Norman/Denton (E) 8-1; 3. Sally Mattson/Paige Lucykow (H) def. Melton/Niethe (E) 8-1.


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