Lady netters keep busy schedule, compete in 2 tournaments


Mendota participated in the Sterling Newman Varsity Tennis Tournament on Aug. 31 at Sterling. Teams in the tournament included Belvidere, Kewanee, Princeton, St. Bede, Rockford Lutheran and Newman.

Maddy Pappas captured a win in No. 2 singles play, while the No. 2 doubles team of Natalie Orozco and Mary DeFore won two matches.

Aug. 31 – Newman Tourney

Singles: No. 1 – Meyer (SN) def. Perri Stachlewitz (M), 6-0, 6-0; Guerrero (K) def. Stachlewitz (M), 6-4, 6-2; No. 2 – Alter (P) def. Maddy Pappas (M), 6-2, 6-0; Pappas (M) def. Michel (B), 3-6, 6-2 (10-1)

Doubles: No. 1 – Rivera-Mustanser (B) def. Hannah Ambler-Rachel Brandner (M), 6-3, 5-7 (10-6); Devert-Zelenik (P) def. Ambler-Brandner (M), 6-3, 6-1; Chester-Jarvis (RL) def. Ambler-Brandner (M), 7-5, 6-3; No. 2 – Natalie Orozco-Mary DeFore (M) def. Alamilla-Taylor (B), 6-0, 6-4; Orozco-DeFore (M) def. Horn-Lauer (RL), 6-3, 6-4; Schalck-Hermeyer (SN) def. Orozco-DeFore (M), 6-1, 6-1

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The Lady Trojans made the trip back to Sterling on Sept. 5 to take on Sterling High School and the result was a 5-0 loss to the Golden Warriors.

Sept. 5

Sterling 5, Mendota 0

Singles: No. 1 – Aitken (S) def. Pappas (M), 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 – Hubbard (S) def. DeFore (M), 6-0, 6-1

Doubles: No. 1 – Kirchhoff-Seeley (S) def. Ambler-Brandner (M), 6-0, 6-1; No. 2 – Pitkin-Roddy (S) def. Stachlewitz-Eve McDowell (M), 6-1, 6-2; No. 3 – Ramos-Meltzer (S) def. Karen Perez-Ashleigh Collins (M), 6-3, 6-1

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Mendota took third place in the four-team Coal City Tournament on Sept. 6. The host Coalers won the title and Princeton placed second. East Aurora finished in fourth place.

MHS’s doubles team of Orozco and DeFore won two of three matches, while the duo of Hannah Ambler and Rachel Brandner captured one match as did the team of Ashleigh Collins-Karen Perez.

Sept. 6 – Coal City Tourney

Singles: No. 1 – Thompson (P) def. Pappas (M), 10-3; Kenney (CC) def. Pappas (M), 10-2; Kenyon (EA) def. Pappas (M), 10-2; No. 2 – Rodriguez (EA) def. McDowell (M), 10-5; Alter (P) def. McDowell (M), 10-2; Stiles (CC) def. McDowell (M), 10-0

Doubles: No. 1 – Flores-Wickiser (CC) def. Ambler-Brandner (M), 10-2; Devert-Zelenik (P) def. Ambler-Brandner (M), 10-0; Ambler-Brandner (M) def. Lozoya-Lor (EA), 10-4; No. 2 – Orozco-DeFore (M) def. Ochoa-Alvarado (EA), 10-3; Orozco-DeFore (M) def. Kauffman-Jensen (P), 10-6; Groves-Coleman (CC) def. Orozco-DeFore (M), 10-3; No. 3 – Prodehl-Leach (CC) def. Collins-Perez (M), 10-2; Collins-Perez (M) def. Johnson-Albrecht (CC), 10-6

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