IHSAA Girls Tennis

2004 Team State Finals Results

 

NORTH CENTRAL (Indpls.) CAPTURES GIRLS TEAM TENNIS TITLE

North Central (Indpls.) High School captured the 2004 IHSAA Girls Team Tennis State Championship under near perfect weather conditions on their home courts in Indianapolis on Saturday, June 5.

 

The Panthers rolled past Evansville Memorial in the morning round, 4-1, and then shutout Homestead for the second time this season, 5-0, to win the title.

 

The only match North Central (Indpls.) lost all day was a hard-fought battle of the Number-one singles representatives in the morning round, as Kara Courtney of Evansville Memorial defeated Sara Lett 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7-3).Lett came back in the afternoon session with a dominating performance against Homesteadís Laura Phillipp, 6-3, 6-1.

 

Mental Attitude Award winner Hillary Friedman finishes her high school career with a perfect 29-0 season mark, as she won over Amy Recht in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2.

 

Both Panther doubles teams finished the year at 25-3, with Anne Pennington teaming with Elizabeth Waggoner and Pam Geselichen joining forces with Phoebe Meier.

 

For North Central (Indpls.), it was their 12th team title (1976, 1977, 1978, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1992, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2004).It was head coach Heather Iffertís fourth state crown (1997, 1999, 2002, 2004)

 

HILLARY FRIEDMAN OF NORTH CENTRAL (INDPLS.)

CAPTURES MENTAL ATTITUDE AWARD

Hillary Friedman of North Central (Indpls.)High School was named winner of the 2004 Girls Tennis Mental Attitude Award.At the conclusion of the state finals, the IHSAA Executive Committee presents an award for mental attitude to an outstanding senior participant.The recipient of this award, who was nominated by her principal and coach, must excel in mental attitude, scholarship, leadership and athletic ability in tennis.

 

Hillary was a member of the Panthersí team state championship squad, picking up a pair of victories on the day:6-2, 7-5 vs. Lauren Hofmann of Evansville Memorial; 6-1, 6-2 vs. Amy Recht of Homestead.It was her third state championship, having been a member of the undefeated state doubles team in 2001, as well as a member of the team state champ in 2002.She has garnered numerous first-team honors during her tennis career, including all-state, all-conference and all-Marion County and was named recipient of the 2004 Connie Held Sportsmanship Award.

 

Academically, she ranks 34th in her class of 636 and is a two-year member of the National Honor Society.She has also served as Junior and Senior Class Council Representative and as a member of the Key Club.She will attend the University of Wisconsin to major in Pre-Med.

 

She captured the North Central (Indpls.) Leadership Award in 2002 and has picked up a pair of North Central (Indpls.) Service Awards, along with three Academic Letter Awards and two Student of the Month Awards.

 

Hillary is the daughter of Suzanne and Howard Friedman of Indianapolis.

 

Farm Bureau Insurance, IHSAA corporate partner, presented a check for $1,000.00 to North Central (Indpls.) High School in the name of Hillary Friedman.

 

 

 

CHAMPIONSHIP:

 

NORTH CENTRAL (INDPLS.) 5 (23-0)†††† HOMESTEAD 0 (19-3)†††

Singles

1. Sara Lett (11) 21-8, North Central def. Laura Phillipp (12) 17-8, Homestead, 6-3, 6-1

2. Serena Burkard (12) 22-3, North Central def.Erin Wright (10) 21-4, Homestead, 6-1, 6-1

3. Hillary Friedman (12) 29-0, North Central def. Amy Recht (9) 22-3, Homestead, 6-1, 6-2

 

Doubles

1. Anne Pennington (11)/Elizabeth Waggoner (12) 25-3, N. Cntl. def.. Brooke Parrish (12)/Connie Shim (12) 19-6, Homestead, 6-2, 7-5

2. Pam Geselichen (12)/Phoebe Meier (12) 25-3, N. Cntl. def. Abby Carrigan (12)/Melissa Martin (10) 14-9, Homestead, 6-0, 6-1

 

CONSOLATION:

 

MUNSTER 3 (17-1)†††† EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL 2 (13-3)

Singles

1. Maureen Modesto (9) 23-1, Munster def. Kara Courtney (11) 22-6, Evansville Memorial, 6-1, 6-3

2. Maria Casaletto (9) 24-4 Evansville Memorial def. Lindsay Weiss (10) 15-2, Munster, 6-4, 6-1

3. Lauren Hofmann (10) 22-3, Evansville Memorial def. Jill Young (12) 17-3, Munster, 5-7, 6-1, (12-10, Match Tie Break)

Doubles

1. Ryann Perlinski (12)/Alaina Trogivich (9) 18-0, Munster def. Jessica Bello (10)/Catherine Hofmann (11) 18-8, Ev. Mem., 6-0, 6-1

2. Nikki Bland (12)/Stephanie Coulis (12) 14-4, Munster def. Abby Becker (12)/Sara Lamb (11) 17-9, Ev. Mem., 6-2, 6-4

 

 

MORNING SESSION RESULTS:

 

HOMESTEAD 3 (19-2)††† MUNSTER 2 (16-1)

 

Singles

1. Maureen Modesto (9) 22-1, Munster def. Laura Phillipp (12) 17-7, Homestead, 6-1, 6-1

2. Erin Wright (10) 21-3, Homestead def. Lindsay Weiss (10) 15-1, Munster, 6-0, 6-2

3. Amy Recht (9) 22-2, Homestead def. Jill Young (12) 17-2, Munster, 6-4, 6-0

Doubles

1. Ryann Perlinski (12)/Alaina Trogivich (9) 17-0, Munster def. Brooke Parrish (12)/Connie Shim (12) 19-5,Homestead, 6-1, 6-1

2. Abby Carrigan (12)/Melissa Martin (10) 14-8, Homestead def. Nikki Bland (12)/Stephanie Coulis (12) 13-4, Munster, 6-4, 2-6, 7-5

 

 

NORTH CENTRAL (INDPLS.) 4 (22-0)††† EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL 1 (13-2)

 

Singles

1. Kara Courtney (11) 22-5, Evansville Memorial def. Sara Lett (11) 20-8, North Central, 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7-3)

2. Serena Burkard (12) 21-3, North Central def. Maria Casaletto (9) 23-4 Evansville Memorial, 6-1, 6-2

3. Hillary Friedman (12) 28-0, North Central def. Lauren Hofmann (10) 21-3, Evansville Memorial, 6-2, 7-5

 

Doubles

1. Anne Pennington (11)/Elizabeth Waggoner (12) 24-3, N. Cntl. def. Jessica Bello (10)/Catherine Hofmann (11) 18-7, Ev. Mem., 6-0, 6-4

2. Pam Geselichen (12)/Phoebe Meier (12) 24-3, N. Cntl. def. Abby Becker (12)/Sara Lamb (11) 17-8, Ev. Mem., 6-1, 6-0