Shelbyville Daily Union

September 13, 2013

Lady Rams take Paris

John Curtis Daily Union Sports Editor
Shelbyville Daily Union

---- — The Shelbyville Lady Rams took Paris as were gaining more experience during the early part of the season. After getting beaten 8-1 by Vandalia, Shelby knocked off Paris, 5-4. A big dog came to town after that. Charleston won, 8-1. Shelby traveled to T’town and lost again, 8-1.

Ram #1 Mykennah Allen and #2 Kayla Lee scored the top wins for Shelby against Paris. Allen beat Quinn Shockley, 6-3, 6-0 and Lee beat Meredith Pencek, 6-2, 6-1. Rachel West, playing #4, also won in two sets, 6-3 and a tie-break, 7-5. Julia Bolinger won #5 singles, 6-3, 6-4.

Paris won two singles matches and going into doubles, Shelby was up 4-2. Allen and Halbrook teamed up for a 6-3, 6-2 doubles win to clinch the match. It was good they did. #2 doubles lost 0-6, 1-6 and #3 doubles had a 6-0, startm but then lost 4-6, 3-7 to crowd the Rams.

Even though the Lady Rams lost three matches by a score of 8-1, in each of those matches someone stepped up to avoid a shutout.

Against Vandalia, Kayla Lee (#3) won a pro set, 11-9, and Julia Bolinger (#6) took a pro set to 12-10, before losing. Against Charleston, Bolinger (#6) took the only Shelby win, 6-4, 6-4.

Against Teutopolis, Kaitlyn Hopper, playing #6 singles, gutted out a 3-set, tie-break win. She won 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 to avoid the Shelby goose egg. Kayla Lee, playing 31 singles, almost did the same thing. In battle royal, Lee and Sidney Brumleve played three close sets. Brumleve won the first set, 9-7. Lee won the second set, 6-2. The third set went to 11-9, in favor of Brumleve.

Shelbyville Tennis (1-3) was to host St. Teresa on Tuesday, then travel to Mt. Zion on Thursday and the Mattoon Invite on Saturday.

Tuesday, 9/3

Shelbyville 5, Paris 4

Singles: #1 Mykennah Allen (S) def. Quinn Shockley (P), 6-3, 6-0; #2 Kayla Lee (S) def. Meredith Pencek (P), 6-2, 6-1; #3 Alexis Halbrook (S) lost to Haley Gates (P), 4-6, 4-6; #4 Rachel West (S) def. Fize Selimoska (P). 6-3, 7-5; #5 Julia Bolinger (S) def. Janessa Watson (P), 6-3, 6-4; #6 Rachel Sphar (S) lost to Mackenzie Martin (P) 3-6, 4-6

Doubles: #1 Allen/Halbrook (S) def. Pencek/Gates (P), 6-3, 6-2; #2 Bleskey lost to Shockley/Martin (P), 0-6, 1-6; #3 Large/Hopper (S) lost to Selimoska/Watson, 6-0, 4-6, 3-7.

August 27

Vandalia 8, Shelbyville 1

Singles: #1 Allen (S) lost to Hannah Blythe (V), 10-0; #2 Halbrook (S) lost to Karley Brimberry (V), 10-2; #3 Kayla Lee (S) def. Courtney Ulmer (V), 11-9; #4 Taylor Powers (S) lost to Megan Dothager (V), 10-3; #5 West (S) lost to Kristin Nichols (V), 10-5; #6 Bolinger (S) lost to Nicole Wells, 12-10

Doubles: #1 Shelby lost to Vandalia, 10-2; #2 Shelby lost to Vandalia, 10-0; #3 Shelby lost to Vandalia, 8-1

Wednesday 9/4

Charleston 8, Shelbyville 1

Singles: #1 Allen (S) lost to Maegan Flight (C), 1-6, 3-6; #2 Lee (S) lost to Shelby Linder (C), 0-6, 4-6; #3 Halbrook (S) lost to Eva Bacon (C), 2-6, 1-6; #4 Powers (S) lost to Haley Cooley (C), 0-6, 1-6; #5 West (S) lost to Ana Mier (C), 2-6, 4-6; #6 Bolinger (S) def. Shaelyn Randall (C), 6-4, 6-4

Doubles: #1 Allen/Halbrook (S) lost to Cooley/Linder (C), 2-6, 3-6; #2 Lee/Powers (S) lost to Flight/Bacon (C), 1-6, 1-6; #3 Large/Hopper (S) lost to Mier/Randall (C), 5-6, 2-6

Thursday 9/5

Teutopolis 8, Shelbyville 1

Singles: #1 Lee (S) lost to Sidney Brumleve (T), 7-9, 6-2, 9-11; Taylor Powers (S) lost to Christa Schwink (T), 1-6, 1-6; #3 Rachel West (S) lost to Charlotte Wente (T), 1-6, 1-6; #4 Julia Bolinger (S) lost to Molly Smith, 1-6, 0-6; #5 Courtney Large (S) lost to Audra Breer, 2-6, 1-6; #6 Kaitlyn Hopper (S) def. Sarah Thoele (T), 4-6, 6-3, 7-5

Doubles: #1 Mykennah Allen/Alexis Halbrook (S) lost to Brumleve/Schwink (T), 1-6, 2-6; #2 Rachel Sphar/Jade Bleskey (S) lost to Wente/Smith (T), 0-6, 0-6; #3 Madi Ulrich/Kati Honigman (S) lost to Thoele/Hartke (T), 5-7, 3-6.