2000 SINGLES TOURNAMENT STATE FINALS RESULTS
June 9-10, 2000
North Central High School, Indianapolis
PARK TUDOR'S MARTZOLF MAKES IT THREE STRAIGHT
Junior Katie Martzolf joined elite company after winning the 19th Annual IHSAA Girls Tennis Singles State Tournament on Saturday, June 10, 2000 at North Central High School in Indianapolis.
With her 6-4, 6-2 title match victory over Anderson Highland freshman Ashlee Davis, Martzolf became just the third player to win three consecutive state singles titles. Brebeuf's Courtney Lord was the first to do it from 1978-80 and Lanae Renschler of Castle, who won four consecutive from 1983-86, was the most recent.
Martzolf, who led Park Tudor to its second team title in three years one week ago, also managed to stay unbeaten during her high school career moving to 76-0. She ended the season at 29-0 after recording a 27-0 season in 1999 and a 20-0 mark in 1998.
The semifinals saw four unbeaten players with their eyes on the big prize. Martzolf earned her way through with a 6-0, 7-6 (7-5) win over Lindsay Martin of Castle. Martin, a junior who made it to the quarterfinal round the last two years, rallied from a 5-1 deficit in the second set to take a 6-5 lead and led 40-15 on serve, before Martzolf made her own comeback. She scored four consecutive points to win the game, force the tiebreaker and ultimately took the match. Martin, who finished her year 30-2, fell in the consolation match 1-6, 6-2, 6-4 to Pike senior Erica Fisk.
Davis and Fisk squared off in the other morning semifinal, which lasted two hours and 33 minutes, and went to a third set tiebreaker before Davis triumphed, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (7-2). Davis completed an impressive first year at 26-1, while Fisk ended her final season at 21-1.
Players listed in bracket order
Lindsay Martin, junior, Castle (30-0) def. Jeannie Knish, senior, Munster (25-4), 6-1, 6-3.
Ashlee Davis, freshman, Anderson Highland (25-0) def. Stephanie Malak, freshman, Valparaiso (20-1), 6-0, 6-1.
Erica Fisk, senior, Pike (20-0) def. Emily Figel, junior, Homestead (26-5), 6-4, 6-1.
Katie Martzolf, junior, Park Tudor (28-0) def. Lindsay Martin, junior, Castle (30-1), 6-0, 7-6 (7-5).
Ashlee Davis, freshman, Anderson Highland (26-0) def. Erica Fisk, senior, Pike (20-1), 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (7-2).
Katie Martzolf, junior, Park Tudor (29-0) def. Ashlee Davis, freshman, Anderson Highland (26-1), 6-4, 6-2.
Erica Fisk, senior, Pike (21-1) def. Lindsay Martin, junior, Castle (30-2), 1-6, 6-2, 6-4.