Tennis Toppers Win Two Straight

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After a tough start to the season, the Hillsboro girls tennis team has picked up some momentum with a pair of wins in their last two matches.

Following a 9-0 loss at Highland on Sept. 4, the Lady Toppers earned victory number one on the season with a 9-0 win over East Alton-Wood River.

All six singles matches would end in two sets, with Chloe Smail, Karli Mackey and Torrence Clark all winning 6-0, 6-0. The closest match of the day would be in the number one bout, with Sheridan Schreiber holding on for a 7-5, 6-2 victory. Lauren Lucykow and Maia Moranville got the other two victories, by the fairly comfortable margins of 6-0, 6-1 and 6-1, 6-3.

The matches would be slightly closer in doubles, with the exception of Clark and Moranville winning 8-0 in the number two match.

Smail and Mackey would win 8-6 in the number one spot, while Ella Pfeifer and Meghan Garmon won 10-8 in the third slot to sew up the shutout.

The Lady Hiltoppers chased that win with another, as they defeated Mt. Zion 7-2 on Monday, Sept. 9.

Hillsboro would sweep the singles bracket, with all six games ending in two sets. Schreiber would win 6-0, 6-3, with Lucykow winning 6-4, 6-2. Smail (6-2, 6-3), Mackey (6-4, 6-4) and Clark (6-1, 6-3) all had some breathing room in their wins, with Moranville's 7-6, 6-3 win the closest in singles play.

In doubles, the Toppers went 1-2 against the Braves, with Schreiber and Lucykow gutting out a three-set win, 7-6, 3-6, 10-8. The other two matches were close, a 7-6, 7-5 loss for Mackey and Smail and a 6-4, 4-6, 10-4 loss for Moranville and Clark, but Mt. Zion would come out on top in both.

With the wins, Hillsboro is now 2-4 on the season. They will host Vandalia on Thursday, Sept. 12, followed by a trip to Highland on Saturday, Sept. 14, for the Lady Bulldogs' tournament.

September 4 at Highland

Highland 9, Hillsboro 0

Singles: 1. Taylor Fleming (High) def. Sheridan Schreiber (Hill) 6-2, 6-0; 2. Ashlen Deluca (High) def. Lauren Lucykow (Hill) 6-2, 6-0; 3. Kate Feldmann (High) def. Chloe Smail (Hill) 6-0, 6-1; 4. Sydney Busler (High) def. Karli Mackey (Hill) 6-4, 6-0; 5. Hannah Geest (High) def. Torrence Clark (Hill) 6-2, 6-0; 6. Brianna Helm (High) def. Maia Moranville (Hill) 6-0, 6-0.

Doubles: 1. Knackstedt/Rittenhouse (High) def. Schreiber/Lucykow (Hill) 6-2, 6-2; 2. Clarke/Wernle (High) def. Mackey/Smail (Hill) 7-6, 6-2; 3. Fenton/Augustin (High) def. Clark/Moranville (Hill) 6-3, 6-4.

September 5 at Hillsboro

Hillsboro 9, EAWR 0

Singles: 1. Sheridan Schreiber (H) def. Allen (E) 7-5, 6-2; 2. Lauren Lucykow (H) def. Slattery (E) 6-0, 6-1; 3. Chloe Smail (H) def. Olinghouse (E) 6-0, 6-0; 4. Karli Mackey (H) def. Norman (E) 6-0, 6-0; 5. Torrence Clark (H) def. Denton (E) 6-0, 6-0; 6. Maia Moranville (H) def. Stephens (E) 6-1, 6-3.

Doubles: 1. Smail/Mackey (H) def. Allen/Slattery (E) 8-6; 2. Clark/Moranville (H) def. Olinghouse/Norman (E) 8-0; 3. Ella Pfeifer/Meghan Garmon (H) def. Stephens/Franklin (E) 10-8.

September 9 at Hillsboro

Hillsboro 7, Mt. Zion 2

Singles: 1. Sheridan Schreiber (H) def. Roberts (MZ) 6-0, 6-3; 2. Lauren Lucykow (H) def. Baker (MZ) 6-4; 6-2; 3. Chloe Smail (H) def. Mallory (MZ) 6-2, 6-3; 4. Karli Mackey (H) def. Lanper-Cook (MZ) 6-4, 6-4; 5. Torrence Clark (H) def. Brunner (MZ) 6-1, 6-3; 6. Maia Moranville (H) def. Bradford (MZ) 7-6, 6-3.

Doubles: 1. Schreiber/Lucykow (H) def. Roberts/Frommett (MZ) 7-6, 3-6, 10-8; 2. Baker/Lanper-Cook (MZ) def. Mackey/Smail (H) 7-6, 7-5; 3. Mallory/Brunner (MZ) def. Clark/Moranville (H) 6-4, 4-6, 10-4.

Record: Hillsboro (2-4).

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