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ROUNDUP: L-P tennis places fourth at conference meet

La Salle-Peru’s Arisu Oya hits the ball during the Interstate Eight Conference Tournament on Saturday in La Salle. Oya placed second at No. 2 singles.
La Salle-Peru’s Arisu Oya hits the ball during the Interstate Eight Conference Tournament on Saturday in La Salle. Oya placed second at No. 2 singles.

Arisu Oya placed second in the No. 2 singles bracket at the Interstate Eight Conference Tournament on Saturday in La Salle to help the La Salle-Peru girls tennis team place fourth.

The Lady Cavaliers finished with 26 points. Ottawa won with 38.

L-P’s No. 3 doubles team of Karissa Etzenbach and Olivia Woods placed second, Lauren Klein and Ame Ernat took third at No. 1 doubles, Sterling Tungent and Brianna Strehl placed third at No. 2 doubles and Olivia Ernat finished fourth at No. 1 singles.


At East Moline

Kamryn Olson had 49 assists, 33 kills, 33 points, 20 digs and eight aces Saturday to lead La Salle-Peru to the title at the United Township Invitational.

The Lady Cavaliers beat Knoxville (21-7, 21-9), Rockridge (21-6, 21-8), United Township JV (21-6, 21-14), Annawan (25-13, 25-14) and Morton (25-22, 25-20).

Emma Happ contributed 29 points, 22 kills and five blocks for L-P.

Olson and Anna Quesse were named to the all-tournament team.

At Washburn

Morgan Hundley had nine digs, nine assists, six points, four kills and three aces Saturday to help No. 5-seeded Putnam County to a 25-22, 25-20 victory over No. 4 Peoria Christian in the first round of the Tri-County Conference Tournament.

McKenna Solomon added seven digs, six points, five kills and a pair of aces for the Lady Panthers (8-13-2), who advance to play No. 1 Marquette in the semifinals at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Henry went 2-1 in three matches Saturday.

The No. 8 Lady Mallards beat Lowpoint-Washburn 19-25, 28-26, 25-15 then lost 25-13, 25-20 to Marquette before defeating Peoria Christian 25-21, 25-19 to advance to the consolation final at 5 p.m. Thursday.

No. 10 DePue lost 25-12, 25-13 to No. 7 Woodland. The Lady Giants face Lowpoint-Washburn at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

At Princeton

Ella Massey had 79 assists and 42 digs on Saturday to lead Mendota to a 4-0 record and the title at the Princeton Tournament.

The Spikers defeated Byron (25-17, 25-10), Princeton (25-10, 25-22), Reed-Custer (25-18, 25-20) and Sherrard (25-12, 25-18).

Jaelyn Fitzgerald put down 33 kills for MHS (16-9-1), while Jenna O’Donnell had 45 digs.

Princeton finished third with wins over Sherrard (25-20, 25-21) and Byron (25-15, 25-21) and losses to Mendota and Byron (25-15, 25-20).

Katie Bates had 72 assists, 29 digs and 10 points for the Tigresses (16-11), while Kenzie Coleman contributed 35 kills, 19 digs, 11 points and five aces.

Fitzgerald, Massey and Amellia Bromenschenkel were voted to the all-tournament team for MHS, while Bates made the team for PHS.

At Dixon

Elaina Wamhoff had 57 assists, 23 digs, 14 points, 11 kills and four aces Saturday as St. Bede went 1-2 at the Dixon Invitational.

The Lady Bruins beat Galesburg (21-18, 23-21) and lost to Rock Falls (21-5, 21-11) and Geneseo (22-20, 21-14).

Reese Ludford added 21 digs and 20 kills for St. Bede (8-16-1).


At Elmhurst

IVCC had the region champion in eight of nine divisions Saturday to claim the NJCAA Division III Region IV title and advance to the national tournament.

La Salle-Peru graduate Michelle Windy won the No. 1 singles title and paired with fellow L-P graduate Nena Perry to win the crown at No. 1 doubles. Perry also won the title at No. 3 singles.

L-P graduates Karlee Arjes and Tyler Kroll won titles at No. 4 and No. 5 singles, respectively. Arjes teamed with L-P graduate Grace Filipiak to win at No. 2 doubles, while Kroll and Isabel Lueck won at No. 3 doubles.

Windy was named the Region IV MVP, while IVCC coach Julie Milota was named Region IV Coach of the Year.


At Fairbury

Fieldcrest placed three runners in the top 25 to place sixth among 14 teams at the Prairie Central Invitational on Saturday.

All 14 teams are state ranked by Milesplit.

Andy Wiesenhofer led the Knights as he placed 16th in 16:48, Andrew Gochanour took 18th in 16:51 and Victor Echeveste finished 22nd in 16:55.


Lowpoint-Washburn/Henry 38, Bunker Hill 30

The Wildcats earned their second win of the season Saturday in Bunker Hill.

L-W/Henry also beat Bunker Hill 34-26 on Sept. 21. The teams play again Oct. 26.

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