Category: Tennis

Sixth RPS Athletic Hall of Fame class announced

The first tennis, girls basketball and cross country athletes – as well as a Rose Bowl standout – headline the Rockford Public Schools’ sixth Athletic Hall of Fame class. Rockford East football star Jerry Stalcup will be the second individual E-Rab football player inducted – following Jerry Latin in 2013. The 1974¬†state title team was […]

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Auburn freshman finishes state tennis tournament, 3-2

BUFFALO GROVE – Belen Nevenhoven, a Rockford Auburn freshman, finished her first trip to the IHSA Class 2A girls state tennis tournament 3-2. Nevenhoven lost her Saturday morning consolation quarterfinal to Lincolnshire Stevenson’s Zoe Taylor, 7-6, 6-3. Nevenhoven cruised into the round of 16 with a pair of 6-2, 6-1 victories Thursday. Friday, she ran […]

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Auburn freshman wins NIC-10 girls singles title

ROCKFORD – Belen Nevenhoven collected what promises to be a bevy of NIC-10 trophies Saturday, beating Boylan’s Natalie Muldowney for the No. 1 singles title, 6-0, 6-3. Nevenhoven is the No. 102 ranked junior female player, according to www.tennisrecruiting.net. She is the first District 205 player to win the NIC-10 singles since 2011 when Jessica […]

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Auburn knocks off Boylan in girls tennis

The Auburn Knights’ girls tennis team knocked off defending conference champion Boylan last Thursday in a dual meeting, giving rise to hopes it could win the school’s first NIC-10 girls tennis title since 2011. Auburn topped Boylan, 3-2, winning at No. 1 and No. 2 singles and at No. 3 doubles. Boylan has won four […]

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1994 Boys Tennis

Two of the very best tennis players in conference history – Guilford’s Kevin Park and Freeport’s Derek Rasheed – came along at the same time. In the 1994 season, they met in the conference finals for the first time.

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Auburn singles stars advance in IHSA boys tennis tournament

Auburn’s Tytus Metzler and Quinten Nevenhoven easily advanced in Thursday’s opening rounds of the IHSA 2A Boys Tennis Tournament. Metzler, a three-time NIC-10 champion, topped Josh Teggatz of Rock Island, 6-0, 6-0, and¬†Will Zordani of Lake Forest, 6-0, 6-1. Nevenhoven, a sopomore who lost to Metzler in last week’s sectional finals, beat Nikhil Piska of […]

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Auburn’s Metzler starts new tennis streak for RPS

Auburn senior Tytus Metzler won his third NIC-10 singles tennis title in four years, knocking off Belvidere North’s Anderson Park, 6-2, 7-5, Saturday. It was revenge for Metzler, whose loss to Park in last year’s conference title kept him from joining a rare list of players who won four conference singles titles. Park’s win last […]

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