State Tennis Results
Robinson ended her high school tennis career with her fourth state medal in
four years. This year she finished in seventh place after battling a number of
talented tennis players from private schools.
finishes 7th in State Tennis Championships
Jenkins falls to state
by Richard Uhlhorn
It was Megan Robinson’s fourth year participating in
the State Tennis Championships and the fourth year she has medaled. Coach Marty
Rothlisberger writes that it is a rare accomplishment for a high school tennis
player to achieve what Robinson has achieved. Robinson played excellent tennis,
but was up against private schools who dominated the tournament. “They filled
12 out of the 16 semifinal slots and won three of the four individual
championships,” wrote Rothlisberger. “We still had a fun weekend and feel good
about getting some wins and a medal to bring home.”
Rothlisberger reported that the 2014 State Tennis
Tournament was “by far the most talented high school tournament I’ve seen.”
Robinson kicked off her final high school tournament b defeating Yara Thye of Riverside
6-1, 6-3. “Megan used consistent, nearly error free tennis in this impressive
win over a worthy opponent.” In the second round (quarterfinals), Robinson
played well but lost to the defending state champion, Michelle Lui of Forest
Ridge. She needed to win her third match of the day to stay in the medal hunt
and with both players fighting heat exhaustion, Robinson was able to defeat
Faith Stein of Castle Rock, 6-0, 6-2. This win guaranteed Robinson her fourth
state medal in four years.
Sasha Cayward of Forest Ridge, losing that match, but bringing home the seventh
“Eli had an immensely successful season and will
be a pillar of our squad next year, said Rothlisberger.
Junior Eli Jenkins made his state debut facing state tournament veteran Max
Mielke of Davenport and came up short. In his second match, Jenkins staved off
elimination b soundly defeating Patrick Hadley of Connell 6-2, 6-3. Jenkins was
unable to win his third match to stay in the competition. He fell to another
state veteran, Brendan Stewart of La Salle who placed fourth last year.