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CHAMPAIGN – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley tennis team finished fifth with a score of 12 at last weekend’s IHSA Champaign Centennial Sectional.
The top four was rounded up by Centennial (24), St. Thomas More (22), Champaign Central (14) and Urbana University (13).
RANTOUL – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley tennis team ended its regular season with a 7-2 win Tuesday over Rantoul
With the win, the Falcons ended their regular season with a record of 9-6. They will compete at sectionals on Saturday.
BLOOMINGTON -- The Illinois High School Association board of directors met at its regularly scheduled meeting at the IHSA office in Bloomington on Wednesday, Oct. 14, where the board voted to move to a two-class system in boys and girls tennis beginning in the 2016-17 school year.
GIBSON CITY — The Falcons defeated 9-0 Wednesday on senior night in Gibson City.
Katy Neal (9-7), Holly Arends (8-2), Grace O’Brien (8-5), Andrea Worthington (8-3), Sophie Hafer (9-0) and Rose Williams (8-0) all won singles matches while Neal/Worthington (8-2), Arends/Fiona Keigher (8-2) and O’Brien/Erika Painter (8-0) won in doubles.
WATSEKA – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley tennis team won 5-4 Tuesday at Watseka.
“It was very close, but that is what good teams do -- they pull out the win in tough situations,“ GCMS head coach Cindy Petersen said.
GCMS’s No. 1 and No. 2 singles players, Grace O’Brien and Erika Painter, each lost 8-3.
GIBSON CITY – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley tennis team swept its doubles matches in a 6-3 loss to St. Thomas More.
Katy Neal/Andrea Worthington won 8-3 to climb to .500 for the season with a record of 6-6. Fiona Keigher/Holly Arends won 8-6 and Rose Williams/Sophie Hafer won 8-1.
With their victories, Keigher/Arends and Williams/Hafer each improved to a record of 10-2.
CHAMPAIGN – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley tennis team lost 7-2 Tuesday, Sept. 22, to St. Thomas More.
“I knew we were going to have a battle tonight as they defeated us last year and had four freshman and two juniors in their lineup a year ago,” GCMS head coach Cindy Petersen said.
DUNLAP – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley tennis team finished third in Saturday’s Dunlap Invite.
The Falcons started the day with a 3-2 loss to Dunlap, which moved them to the loser bracket.
Katy Neal/Andrea Worthington won a 10-4 tiebreaker in their doubles match after splitting the sets 4-6, 6-2. Fiona Keigher/Holly Arends won another tiebreaker 10-7 after a 1-6, 6-6(7-4) tie.
DANVILLE – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley tennis team lost 6-3 Thursday to Danville.
Falcons head coach Cindy Petersen said her team was “implementing strategies and skills we have been working one in practice, and it showed in their matches.”
BLOOMINGTON – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley tennis team won 14 out of 18 matches played Wednesday against Bloomington High School’s “B” team.