CHATHAM — Team champions . . . Effingham St. Anthony High School put together 48 points to claim that title Saturday at the Chatham Glenwood Tennis Invitational.

The Bulldogs were followed by Quincy Notre Dame 45, Mattoon 41, Rochester 33, Decatur St. Teresa 25, Chatham Glenwood 21.5, Lincoln 18, Effingham 17, Jacksonville 14, Mount Zion 3 and Springfield Southeast 0.

Capturing first place in the No. 1 singles was St. Anthony’s Hannah Esker. Esker swept through competition easily with a first round bye then downed Effingham’s Allie Meyer, 6-1, 6-1. Esker then defeated a Rochester player, 6-3, 7-5 before winning over a Quincy Notre Dame opponent, 6-2, 6-4 for the title.

Heather Esker also captured first place in singles play. Esker had a first round bye before defeating a Decatur St. Teresa player, 6-0, 6-2 then winning over a Rochester opponent, 6-0, 6-1. Esker then claimed the title by defeating a Mattoon player, 6-2, 7-5.

In doubles, Stevie Brummer and Meredeth Jackson won first place in the No. 2 spot. The pair had a first round by then won over Mattoon, 6-4, 6-2, Rochester 6-1, 6-0 and Quincy Notre Dame, 6-2, 6-3.

Carolyn Horin and Nicole Haarmann finished second while Maria Jansen and Julie Cornell took fourth.

“I didn’t know if we could win because the tournament required nine players and we only have eight,” said St. Anthony Coach Yale Reynolds. “Because of this we received no points at No. 3 singles.

“The entire team did a great job. Out of 15 matches played we just lost three. Hannah and Heather won their singles flights as expected. They provided us with almost half of our points. Our doubles came up very big today. Maria and Julie had a very good day. They normally play No. 3 doubles for us but since Hannah and Heather played singles, Maria and Julie played the top doubles spot. They played great and gave Decatur St. Teresa’s and Mattoon’s top doubles teams all they wanted.

“I think Stevie and Meredeth had the most impressive performance of the day. These two haven’t played together in a match or in practice but it never showed. Stevie is one of the best doubles players in the area and she played great all day. Meredeth is also coming around very well. In her first match of the day she played very good doubles and by her last match not only was she playing well, but she was also playing with a lot of confidence.

“Carolyn and Nicole came very close to winning the teams fourth championship. I had the two of them play a different type of doubles than what we normally play and they handled the change very well. They have almost no varsity experience but it didn’t show. They played great all day and tried harder than any player in the entire tournament.

The Bulldogs are back in action Tuesday hosting Effingham.

Effingham’s Katie Beck finished fourth in the No. 3 singles match. Allie Meyer was tied for fifth in the No. 1 singles.

Kathleen Bryan and Lizzie Swinderman finished in a fifth place tie at the No. 1 doubles.

Chatham Glenwood Invitational

St. Anthony


No. 1 — Hannah Esker, 1st

First round bye; Second round defeated A. Meyer (EHS), 6-1, 6-1; Semifinals defeated Egan (Rochester), 6-3, 7-5; Finals defeated Hinkamper (Quincy Notre Dame), 6-2, 6-4

No. 2 — Heather Esker, 1st

First round bye; Second round defeated Maguire (Decatur St. Teresa), 6-0, 6-2; Semifinals defeated Sexton (Rochester), 6-0, 6-1; Finals defeated Wu (Mattoon), 6-2, 7-5


No. 1 — Maria Jansen/Julie Cornell, 4th

First round bye; Second round defeated Redley-Jolly (Jacksonville), 6-2, 6-2; Semifinals lost to Skeffington-Mattrix (Decatur St. Teresa), 6-3, 6-2; Finals defeated Frank-Munch (Mattoon), 6-2, 6-3

No. 2 — Stevie Brummer-Meredeth Jackson, 1st

First round bye; Second round defeated Herdan-Hildebrand (Mattoon), 6-4, 6-2; Semifinals defeated McIntire-Callahan (Rochester), 6-1, 6-0; Finals defeated Pate-Marr (Quincy Notre Dame), 6-2, 6-3

No. 3 — Carolyn Horin-Nicole Haarmann, 2nd

First round bye; Second round defeated Dunnington-Scatter (Chatham Glenwood), 6-3, 6-2; Semifinals defeated Wescott-Powers (Mattoon), 0-6, 6-4, 6-3; Finals lost to Niemann-McFarland (Quincy Notre Dame), 6-4, 6-4



No. 1 — Allie Meyer, 5th tie

First round defeated Allison (Springfield Southeast), 6-2, 6-0; Second round lost to Hannah Esker (St. Anthony), 6-1, 6-1; Semifinals defeated Grader (Mount Zion), 6-1, 6-0; Fifth-place defeated Clark (Lincoln), 6-0, 6-2

No. 2 — Alison Holloway

First round lost to Dallas (Lincoln), 4-6, 6-3, 6-1; defaulted

No. 3 — Katie Beck, 4th

First round bye; Second round defeated Petersen (Chatham Glenwood), 6-3, 4-6, 7-6; Finals lost to Hoffman (Quincy Notre Dame), 6-4, 6-1


No. 1 — Kathleen Bryan-Lizzie Swinderman, 5th tie

First round defeated Barnhardt-Lowry (Rochester), 6-3, 7-5; Second round lost to Frank-Munch (Mattoon), 6-2, 6-1; Semifinals defeated Thompson-Dowling (Mount Zion), 6-1, 6-0; Fifth place defeated Baker-Schumacher (Lincoln), 6-7, 7-5, 6-2

No. 2 — Amy Nosbisch-Karah Wolters

First round defeated Jones-Cunningham (Mount Zion), 6-1, 6-0; Second round lost to Adolphson-Behle (Lincoln), 6-4, 6-4; Semifinals defeated Yadron-Switzer (Chatham Glenwood), 6-0, 6-1; Finals lost to Bludniak-Haney (Glenwood), 6-1, 6-3

No. 3 — Oshea Mackey-Cassidy Baker

First round bye; Second round lost to Andres-Fafog (Rochester), 7-6, 2-6, 6-3; Semifinals defeated Bradford-Hogan (Mount Zion), 2-6, 6-4, 6-2; Finals lost to Eloy-Hise (Decatur St. Teresa), 0-6, 6-1, 6-2


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