The Lady Comets tennis team hosted the South Central Conference tournament Saturday, tying for first place with the Roxana Shells. Both GHS and Roxana had 5 team points although Greenville made the finals in both singles and doubles.
In singles Emily Henderson earned a point for the Lady Comets by beating Hillsboro’s A. Talley 6-2, 6-1. She lost her 2nd match to #1 seed H. Blythe of Vandalia and in the match for 3rd place she was defeated by the #2 seed S. Owsley from Roxana. Owsley was playing for 3rd place because Greenville’s Abby Gaffner who came in as the #3 seed beat Vandalia’s E. Meyer 6-3,6-3 before knocking off #2 seed Owsley to reach the Finals. Gaffner was defeated in the finals by #1 seed Blythe 6-2, 6-1 but still claimed the 2nd place All-Conference medal.
In doubles, Greenville’s Katie Timmermann & Rebecca Sponsler had the misfortune of meeting the #1 seeded Ballard sisters from Roxana,in the first round and lost to them 6-1, 6-2.
The other Greenville doubles team of Anya Thomas/Katelyn Eller,seeded #2, beat Vandals Dossett/Dossett 7-5, 6-1 then overcame Hillsboro’s Anderson/King 4-6, 6-0, 7-5 before falling 6-0,6-1 to the #1 seeded Ballards from Roxana in the Finals.Thomas & Eller made All-conference as well with their 2nd place showing.
For the 2nd straight year the Lady Comets are SCC Champions. Last year the Lady Comets were outright champs; this year they share the honor with Roxana.