Tennis

Tennis

Teams of the Week: Danville girls' tennis in spotlight

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DANVILLE GIRLS’ TENNIS

The Big 12 champion Vikings ran the table in doubles. Rachael and Becca Lewis prevailed at No. 1 doubles, as did Amy Shah and Neha Patel at No. 2 and Courtney Hart and Taylor Ellis at No. 3. Shah, Ellis, Patel and Hart were each triumphant in singles as coach Mark Bacys’ team extended its streak of Big 12 titles to three.

Athletes of the Week: Hansen and Bouse

Allison Hansen
Centennial, tennis
Senior

Recently: Won the No. 1 singles title at the Big 12 meet, dominating the championship match 6-0, 6-1 and improving to
22-1.
In her own words: “One of my goals is definitely to win sectional. Last year I won my first two matches at state, so I want to do better this year, too.”

Tuesday's prep highlights: M-S girls' golfers advance to state

In girls’ golf
At Urbana. Prairie Central’s JACKIE DUFFY was the individual medalist and the Hawks (397) finished third behind champion Bishop McNamara (370) and runner-up Mahomet-Seymour (384) in advancing to the Class 1A state finals. PC’s EMILY HEISER added a 95 and JENNA HALE shot 99.

Monday's prep highlights: Peavler, Thompson lead golf contingent

In boys’ golf
At Savoy. One year ago, Brock Peavler fell 1 stroke short of qualifying for the state tournament. The Rantoul/PBL senior took the memory of that near miss onto the University of Illinois Orange Course on Monday.
“He’s been looking forward to this thing for about 365 days,” Eagles coach Travis Flesner said.

Saturday's prep highlights: Hansen, Danville shine on court

In girls’ tennis

Thursday's prep highlights: Centennial volleyball sweeps

In volleyball
Centennial 2, Decatur Eisenhower 0. The host Chargers cruised to a 25-5, 25-7 victory behind LAUREN CLOYD (seven kills), KARA JOHNSON (three kills, five aces) and MADDIE WELDON (seven assists).

Chart toppers: Best fall playoff bets, courtesy Fred Kroner

Centennial volleyball

Monday's highlights:

In volleyball
 

Schlarman 2, Danville 0. The Hilltoppers improved to 12-1 with a 25-10, 27-25 road win. Laura Gross had nine blocks, seven kills, seven digs and four service aces for Schlarman.

Saturday's highlights: STM's Shin sets school mark

In boys’ soccer
At Decatur.
Dan Shin scored four goals, breaking St. Thomas More’s single-season record, as the Sabers rolled to a 7-2 victory against St. Teresa. Shin raised his season total to 32 goals, eclipsing the previous record of 30 set by John Tabb in 2010. The junior racked up 10 goals in three matches this week.

Thursday highlights: McDonald paces Central

Best of Thursday's area preps: