The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

October 13, 2013

Danville girls tennis wins fourth straight Big 12 crown

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---- — BLOOMINGTON — With three singles titles on Saturday, the Danville girls tennis team clinched its fourth straight Big 12 Conference tennis title after winning all three doubles titles on Friday.

Rachael Lewis, Amy Shah and Taylor Ellis won the first three singles spots for the Vikings while Neha Patel, Amanda Vadenboncoeur and Katie Koebrich each ended up second in the last three spots.

“I think we won six titles last year as well, but this was a lot more dominating,” Danville coach Mark Bacys said. “We won the three doubles last night and then we went into today wanting to win all nine.

“We also thought it would be close because Normal Community was getting close to us but after last night, we sent a message to them.”

The next stop of the Vikings is sectional play next weekend at the Danville Tennis Club. The sectionals run from Friday-Saturday.

PREP BOYS SOCCER

Schlarman 3 Geo-RF 0

DANVILLE — After losing to the Buffaloes in a regular season matchup earlier this week, the Hilltoppers won when it counted in a Class 1A regional play-in game.

Kurt Son had a goal and a assist for Schlarman Academy, while Gavin Gard and Taylor Rangel each had a goal and Nick Labayog had one assist.

Chris Kuchefski had four saves in goal for his first shutout of the season.

The Hilltoppers will stay at home on Tuesday, when they take on No. 1 seeded Salt Fork/Westville at 4:30 p.m.

PREP VOLLEYBALL

Covington 1-2 in Invite

CLAYTON, Ind. — The Trojans defeated Covenant Christian 17-25, 26-24, 15-10, but lost to Greencastle 25-23, 25-20 and Guerin Catholic 25-23, 22-25, 15-9 at the Cascade Invitational.

Brooke Ahrens had 16 kills and 34 digs for the day for Covington, while Kendra Wallace had seven aces and 37 digs, Adison Smith had 15 assists and two aces and Regan Foster had five aces and five blocks.

The Trojans are 15-8 and will play South Newton on Monday.

COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL

DACC loses two at Ancilla

DONALDSON, Ind. — The Jaguars lost to host Ancilla College 25-23, 25-12, 25-23 and Waubonsee College 25-19, 25-13, 25-16.

Paige Thevenin had 16 kills and six blocks for the day for DACC while Lauren McKenzie had 47 assists, Aliah Larsen had 13 kills and 26 digs and Abby Bergman had 13 kills and 14 digs.

The Jaguars will return home on Wednesday where they will play Illinois Central College.