Marauders crack state’s top 30
The Mt. Vernon girls tennis team achieved something its hasn’t done since 2004. The Marauders climbed into the Indiana High School Tennis Coaches Association’s Top 30 Poll this week at No. 30.
Ranked as high as third in District 4 this season, the Marauders, which improved to 9-1 with a 3-2 win against Pendleton Heights this week, replaced Warsaw for the last spot in the rankings.
On Wednesday, Mt. Vernon won its third straight Hancock County Tennis Tournament title, its sixth in eight years.
Top 30 Girls Poll
2. North Central
4. S.B. St. Joseph
6. Guerin Catholic
7. Park Tudor
10. Terre Haute South
15. Center Grove
16. FW Canterbury
17. FW Carroll
18. Bloomington North
20. Columbus North
21. Evansville Memorial
22. Hamilton Southeastern
24. (tie) Zionsville
24. (tie) Brebeuf
26. Evansville Mater Dei
28. Terre Haute North
29. Gibson Southern
30. Mt. Vernon
Marauders dominate at county tourney
The Mt. Vernon girls tennis team successfully defended their Hancock County title on their home court Wednesday night.
The Marauders won four of the five varsity championship matches with one still yet to be determined.
Mt. Vernon and New Palestine will resume their No. 1 doubles match on Monday when the Marauders travel to face the Dragons in a regularly-scheduled Hoosier Heritage Conference meeting.
The match was tied 1-1 with New Palestine winning the first set 6-4. Mt. Vernon took the second 7-6 (7-5).
Mt. Vernon was victorious in 19 of the 20 matches contested during Wednesday’s county tournament, including 10 to sweep the junior varsity portion of the event.
2016 Hancock County Girls Tennis Tournament Results
No. 1 Singles
Anelia Fleetwood, New Palestine def. Kayla Huff, Eastern Hancock, 6-1, 6-0
Cassie York, Mt. Vernon def. Lindsey McCord, Greenfield-Central, 6-1, 6-0
McCord (GC) def. Huff (EH), 6-1, 6-0
York (MV) def. Fleetwood (NP), 6-0, 6-0
No. 2 Singles
Alaina Nelson, Mt. Vernon def. Emiley Carlton, Eastern Hancock, 6-0, 6-0
Kate Henderson, Greenfield-Central def. Ivey Simmons, New Palestine, 6-2, 6-3
Simmons (NP) def. Carlton (EH), 6-1, 6-2
Nelson (MV) def. Henderson (GC), 6-2, 6-2
No. 3 Singles
Olivia Spicer, Mt. Vernon def. Lexi Miller, New Palestine, 7-5, 6-2
Aly Proper, Greenfield-Central def. Taylor Kline, Eastern Hancock, 6-2, 6-2
Miller (NP) def. Kline (EH), 6-0, 6-0
Spicer (MV) def. Proper (GC), 6-0, 6-0
No. 2 Doubles
Kaleigh Stephenson/Erin Wright, Greenfield-Central def. Olivia Scott/Erin McKeemon, Eastern Hancock, 5-7, 6-3, 6-2
Maeve McCafferty/Sophie Williams, Mt. Vernon def. Cassie Wilhelm/Josee King, New Palestine, 6-1, 6-0
Wilhelm/King (NP) def. Scott/McKeemon (EH), 6-1, 6-1
McCafferty/Williams (MV) def. Stephenson/Wright (GC), 6-0, 6-0
Dragons, Cougars, Royals in rankings
The Class 3A New Palestine Dragons softball team retained their spot at second in the latest Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association’s weekly rankings.
The Greenfield-Central Cougars dropped to 13th in the 4A rankings after jumping to fifth the week prior. They were 10th two weeks ago after holding the 18th and 20th spot previously.
Eastern Hancock held at 16th in the 2A rankings.