Indiana High School Athletic Association, Inc.

9150 North Meridian Street, Box 40650, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240-0650

Phone: 317-846-6601    Fax: 317-575-4244    Website:

Blake Ress, Commissioner


June 2, 2007



In a rematch of last year, Park Tudor captured its third consecutive state championship with a 4-1 victory over Munster in the final match of the 33rd Annual IHSAA Girls Tennis State Tournament at North Central High School in Indianapolis.


The victory marked Park Tudor’s fifth state title in girls tennis, all under the guidance of coach Dave Heffern. The Panthers also won it all in 1998 and 2000. It was just the second rematch in the history of the tournament after Evansville Memorial bettered Homestead in 1995 and 1996.


Park Tudor (19-0) took victories and No. 1 and 3 singles and both doubles matches.


Sarah McPhail won twice at No. 3 singles today to finish the 2007 campaign undefeated at 23-0. She beat Munster freshman Christina Lee, 7-6 (3), 6-2 in the final. Senior Megan Martzolf, the 2005 state singles champ, also won twice including her 6-1, 6-2 win over Maureen Modesto. Munster’s lone point came from sophomore Mary Hill who won twice on the day at No. 2 singles and finished perfect at 28-0.


It was Munster’s (18-1) fourth trip to the state championship match but each time the Mustangs have been turned away. Munster was coached by Bob Modesto. Park Tudor, meanwhile, is perfect in the last match at 5-0.


Park Tudor handed Homestead (20-3) its second defeat of the season in the semifinals, 4-1. Munster bounced Jasper (19-1) from the ranks of the unbeaten in the other semi, 4-1. Jasper defeated Homestead in the consolation match, 3-2.



Park Tudor 4, Munster 1. Park Tudor finishes 19-0; Munster finishes 18-1.


1. Megan Martzolf, 12, Park Tudor def. Maureen Modesto, 12, Munster, 6-1, 6-2.

2. Mary Hill, 10, Munster def. Lindsay Thygesen, 9, Park Tudor, 6-1, 6-0.

3. Sarah MacPhail, 10, Park Tudor def. Christina Lee, 9, Munster, 7-6 (7-3), 6-2.


1. Elizabeth Emhardt, 11 / Heather Rogers, 11, Park Tudor def. Katelyn Laszlo, 12 / Samantha Tantillo, 11, Munster, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.

2. Julie Elbin, 9 / Caroline Emhardt, 9, Park Tudor def. Rachael Heiniger, 9 / Vanessa Sepiol, 9, Munster, 6-4, 6-1.



Jasper 3, Homestead 2. Homestead finishes 20-3; Jasper finishes 19-1.


1. Amy Recht, 12, Homestead, def. Maggie Boeckman, 11, Jasper, 6-4, 6-4.

2. Jade Johnson, 10, Homestead def. Courtney Seger, 12, Jasper, 6-2, 6-1.

3. Lydia Schroeder, 10, Jasper def. Sarah Antrobus, 11, Homestead, 6-2, 6-0.


1. Brooklyn Becher, 12 / Margot Eckerle, 12, Jasper def. Abby Machmut, 11 / Theresa Sciole, 10, Homestead, 6-4, 6-2.

2. Kristen Braun, 12 / Stephanie Seger, 11, Jasper, def. Suzie Reecer, 9 / Tiffany Schendel, 10, Homestead, 6-0, 6-4.




Following the state championship match, members of the IHSAA Executive Committee presented Jasper’s Margot Eckerle with this year’s Mental Attitude Award for Girls Tennis.


The award is presented annually to a senior participant in the state finals who was nominated by her principal and coach and has demonstrated excellence in mental attitude, scholarship, leadership and athletic ability.


Eckerle is a four-year participant in both tennis and soccer and helped Jasper to a third place finish this year while playing No. 1 doubles.


Academically, she ranks sixth in her senior class of 262 students while enrolled in Jasper’s Honors and accelerated curriculum. She also graduated with an Indiana Academic Honors Diploma and will enroll at Indiana University where she will study Accounting and Finance.


She is the daughter of Greg and Brenda Eckerle of Jasper.


Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, the IHSAA’s corporate partner, will present a $1,000 scholarship to Jasper High School in the name of Margot Eckerle.





Visit our friends at Visual Sports Network, the IHSAA’s official photographer for all state championship events and one of the leading action photographers in the Midwest. VSN, which was on site Saturday, has captured hundreds of images from this year’s State Finals and will have them ready for viewing and purchase beginning Monday.



For t-shirts and other merchandise commemorating this year’s tournament or for any of our events, visit our friends at Morris, Inc.



Couldn’t be there for the state finals? You can still purchase a copy of the official souvenir program while supplies last! Programs are $3.00 if you purchase in person at the IHSAA Office (9150 N. Meridian Street in Indianapolis) or $5.00 by mail (postage included). To order, have your Visa or MasterCard ready and call us at 317-846-6601 during business hours (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. EST).