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GIBSON CITY – Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley head tennis coach Cindy Petersen acknowledged that 2014 will be “kind of a rebuilding year” for her team.
That is usually the result of 11 seniors departing due to graduation the previous spring, including the Falcons’ top duo of Carson Arends and Meaghan Sharp.
Junior high — Iroquois West at PBL, 4:30 p.m.
Junior high — GCMS at PBL, 4:30 p.m.
Junior high — PBL at Home Meet, 4:15 p.m.
Freshman — Milford at PBL, 6 p.m.
GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley tennis team goes into this season one-third of its 33-player roster heading into its senior season.
“The seniors have a lot of experience,” GCMS head coach Cindy Petersen said. “I think our season’s going to go really well.”
Junior high — PBL at TCC Tourney in Onarga, TBA
High school boys — GCMS at Bismarck-Henning, 4 p.m.
High school girls — Blue Ridge at GCMS, 4 p.m.
Junior high — St. Joseph at PBL, 4:30 p.m.
The GCMS tennis team achieved victory in its match against Centennial in Champaign on Tuesday, Aug. 28.
The Falcons won 6-3 as a team.
On the singles circuit, junior captain Carson Arends rallied from losing the first set 4-6 to force a tiebreaker via 7-5 win in the second set. She won the tiebreaker 10-4.
BRADLEY — Due to rain, Bradley-Bourbonnais head coach Cathy Olshefski decided to merely hold a practice meet against Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley on Aug. 20.
Instead of the usual nine matches, including six singles and three doubles, the two teams played two matches. The varsity squads had seven matches while the junior varsity played five.