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Mt. Zion girls tennis finishes third in conference

Angelina Henderson makes a return at the Apollo Conference Meet in Mt. Zion on October 4.

By Blake Faith
Staff Writer

The Mt. Zion girls tennis team finished third in the Apollo Conference meet last week. Three of the team members made it to a championship match.

At the No. 1 singles slot Mt. Zion’s Alison Bradford defeated Bailey Pineda in her first singles match in two sets and then in the semifinals pulled an upset over the No. 1 seed in the bracket. Bradford defeated Maggie Goetten in two sets to advance to the final. In the final, Bradford faced Matton’s Carolone Davis and lost in two sets

At the No. 4 singles slot, Mt. Zion’s Peyton Schroeder defeated Matton’s Avery Boyer and Mahomet-Seymour’s Sophia Slupski to advance to the final. In the final, Schroeder faced Effingham’s Aila Woomer and lost in two sets with scores of 7-5 and 6-2.

At the No. 5 singles slot, Mt. Zion’s Angelina Henderson defeated Matoon’s Lanie Butler to advance to the finals. In the final, Henderson faced Effimgham’s Izzy Volpi. Henderson won the first set 6-2, but Volpi defeated Henderson in three sets after winning two straight sets.
Mattoon won the Apollo Conference with 51 points. Effingham finished in second with 48 points. Mt. Zion finished in third with 43.

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