Category: Tennis

Talking with RPS Hall of Famer Dan Wikse

Tom Warner and Alex Gary caught up with Dan Wikse, the 1965 state tennis champion from West High School. Dan remains the only state singles champion in NIC-10 history. He’ll be inducted into the RPS 205 Athletic Hall of Fame on February 24. Stateline Sports Hour Dan Wikse interview

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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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