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Columbus North girls tennis wins sectional title
May 24, 2014Columbus North High School
COLUMBUS, Ind. -- Juniors Meagan Olibo and Brooke Richardson prevailed in a three-set match at No. 2 doubles Friday (May 23), lifting the Columbus North past Columbus East 3-2 for the championship of the Columbus East Sectional.
The Bull Dogs claimed the program's 29th sectional champion and its eighth in the past nine years for coach Kendal Hammel.
CN (15-8) will advance to the Bloomington South Regional at 5 p.m. Tuesday (May 27) where it will face Seymour. Greensburg and Bloomington North (17-2) and will play in the other regional semifinal. The regional championship will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday (May 28).
In the sectional final, Columbus North scored points at No. 3 singles, No. 1 doubles and No. 2 doubles to post the victory over the Olympians.
Senior Sara Vanderkolk and junior Sydney Anderson won at No. 1 doubles for the first point. They defeated East's Pooja Pandita and Ameta Smidova 6-2, 6-2.
Junior Rosemary Yonushonis gave the Bull Dogs their second point with a 6-1, 6-4 win over the Olympians' Alexa Husmann-Miller at No. 3 singles.
Olibo and Richardson then defeated East's Diane Reynolds and Susana Blanco 6-0, 3-6, 6-0 at No. 2 doubles to clinch the decision.
At Columbus East
Columbus North 3, Columbus East 2
S1: Ashlee Hasson (CE) d. Aubrey Smith (CN) 7-5, 6-2
S2: Megan Galle (CE) d. Paige Littrell (CN) 6-1, 6-1
S3: Rosemary Yonushonis (CN) d. Alexa Husmann-Miller (CE) 6-1, 6-4
D1: Sydney Anderson/Sara Vanderkolk (CN) d. Pooja Pandita/Ameta Smidova (CE) 6-2, 6-2
D2: Meagan Olibo/Brooke Richardson (CN) d. Diane Reynolds/Susana Blanco (CE) 6-0, 3-6, 6-0
VARSITY RECORDS (through May 23)
Team Record -- 15-8
Aubrey Smith -- 12-11 overall (11-11 1S, 1-0 1D)
Paige Littrell -- 13-10 overall (12-10 2S, 1-0 1D)
Meagan Olibo -- 9-10 overall (5-4 3S, 4-6 2D)
Sydney Anderson -- 16-7 overall (15-7 1D, 1-0 2D)
Sara Vanderkolk -- 15-4 overall (1-0 2S, 14-4 1D)
Rosemary Yonushonis -- 14-7 overall (1-0 1S, 8-5 3S, 1-0 1D, 4-2 2D)
Brooke Richardson -- 12-9 overall (1-0 3S, 0-1 1D, 11-8 2D)
Alex Friend -- 6-5 overall (0-2 1D, 6-3 2D)
Caitlyn Cain -- 0-1 overall (0-1 2D)