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NORMAL — The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley tennis team finished fifth out of 10 teams in Friday’s IHSA Normal Sectional.
The four teams ahead of the Falcons (Normal U-High, Normal, Morton and Bloomington Central Catholic) were all ranked.
GIBSON CITY – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley tennis team improved to 6-4 with a 5-4 victory Tuesday over Watseka.
The doubles teams of Fiona Keigher/Holly Arends and Rose Williams/Sophie Hafer each improved to a record of 11-1 win an 8-3 and an 8-4 victory, respectively.
The Falcons will compete in an IHSA sectional Friday, Oct. 17, at Normal Community High School.
CHAMPAIGN — The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley tennis team lost a match 9-0 Wednesday to Champaign Central.
RANTOUL – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley tennis team won Saturday’s doubles tournament in Rantoul.
The Falcons scored eight points, with Watseka (6), Rantoul (3) and Decatur Eisenhower (1) finishing in second, third and fourth place, respectively.
It was the first time that GCMS had won the tournament since head coach Cindy Petersen took over the program.
GCMS 6, Normal West 3
At Gibson City
Katy Neal (GCMS) def. Sabbie Buckley, 8-2
Bryce Brennan (GCMS) def. Mackenzie Arbogast 8-3
Cat Green (GCMS) def. Abby Hughes, 8-4
CHAMPAIGN – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School tennis team lost 6-3 Tuesday to St .Thomas More.
COAL CITY – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley tennis team improved to 3-0 with a 3-2 win over Coal City Thursday.
The Falcons got all of their wins via doubles matches.
Katy Neal and Andrea Worthington won a tiebreaker 10-8 after splitting regulation sets 2-6, 6-1.
WATSEKA – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley tennis team won 4-1 Thursday over Watseka.
CHAMPAIGN — Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley’s tennis team won 6-3 Wednesday at Champaign Centennial.
Katy Neal won 6-0, 6-3 in singles and, along with Andrea Worthington, won 6-3, 6-4 in doubles. Sky Fleming won 6-4, 6-3, and Bryce Brennan claimed a 6-1, 6-2 in other singles action for the Falcons.
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.