Category: Tennis

Tracking progress – trophy cases beginning to fill up

If you ask anyone involved with Rockford Public Schools athletics if they are satisfied with where the sports programs stand, the answer is likely to be no. But if you look at the increasing number of milestones passed in the past couple of years, it is fair to say that District 205 is making progress […]

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Auburn’s Nevenhoven has strong state run

Auburn junior Quinten Nevenhoven finished the IHSA Class 2A state tennis tournament with a 3-2 record. Nevenhoven won his first two matches Friday. Saturday morning, with a chance to guarantee a top eight spot, he fell to Zack Elliot of Hinsdale Central, 6-3, 6-0. Nevenhoven rebounded to beat Ryan Mitchell of Lincoln Way East before […]

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Auburn tennis star alive in state tennis tournament

Auburn junior Quinten Nevenhoven soared into the third round of the IHSA Class 2A state tennis tournament Thursday. Nevenhoven knocked off Christian Cowulich of Belleville East, 6-1, 6-3, in the first round and then dominated Kevin Li of Wheaton North, 6-0, 6-1. Nevenhoven plays Zack Elliot of Hinsdale Central at Arlington Heights Hersey Friday morning. […]

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District 205 tennis players sweep IHSA sectional

MACHESNEY PARK – Rockford Public Schools tennis players dominated the IHSA Class 2A Machesney Park Harlem sectional, taking the top two spots in singles and doubles. In singles, it was an all-Auburn final. Junior Quinten Nevenhoven knocked off freshman Chris Park, 6-0, 6-1. Nevenhoven won the NIC-10 tennis title last weekend, while Park won No. […]

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NIC-10 Boys Tennis Meet

Place School Score 1. Rockford Auburn 58 2. Rockton Hononegah 50 3. Rockford Guilford 43 4. Machesney Park Harlem 38 5. Belvidere North 34.5 6. Freeport 33.5 7. Rockford Boylan 27 8. Rockford East 20 9. Belvidere 10 10. Rockford Jefferson 2

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Another RPS milestone – Auburn wins first boys conference tennis title

The Auburn Knights made school history this past weekend by winning the NIC-10 boys tennis championship in Freeport. The Knights were favored at the start of the season, but still it was a surprise at how completely the Knights dominated to¬†claim the first conference boys tennis title in school history. Quinten Nevenhoven and Chris Park […]

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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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