Category: Tennis

Nevenhoven battles, but finishes second in IHSA tennis

BUFFALO GROVE – Belen Nevenhoven of Auburn got off to a strong start in her bid to become the first IHSA girls tennis champion in NIC-10 history. Leading 4-2 with a break point, she missed a volley that turned the match. Defending state champion Kiley Rabjohns rallied to win 10 of the next 13 games. […]

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Auburn’s Nevenhoven one match from history

BUFFALO GROVE – Auburn junior Belen Nevenhoven is one match from winning the first girls state tennis title not only in District 205 history but in NIC-10 history. On Friday, Nevenhoven knocked off Auburn Rabjohns of Lake Forest, 6-4, 6-3, and Ali Benedetto of Winnetka New Trier, 6-4, 6-4. The two wins already give her […]

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Auburn’s Nevenhoven leads large RPS group in IHSA tennis

The IHSA 2A girls tennis tournament kicks off this morning and seven RPS 205 players are looking to make their mark. Three-time NIC-10 champion Belen Nevenhoven opens her tournament against Sara Jankovic of Roselle Lake Park. Nevenhoven is looking to win the first IHSA girls tennis title in NIC-10 history. The other players playing today […]

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Big weekend for Auburn football, girls tennis teams

ROCKFORD – The Auburn girls tennis team won its first NIC-10 title in eight years and the football team qualified for the IHSA playoffs in exciting fashion. Friday night, the Knights trailed Jefferson 22-20 when backup quarterback Ja’Quan Brady connected on a 56-yard desperation pass to Kevin Williams on the last play of the game. […]

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Auburn tennis player, Guilford runner are National Merit semifinalists

ROCKFORD – Two RPS 205 athletes are semifinalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship program. Victoria Wu, a tennis player at Auburn, and Caitlin Ehrhardt, a cross country and track athlete at Guilford, are among 16,000 students across the country with qualifying test scores for the scholarships. Wu and Ehrhardt can continue in the competition […]

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Auburn football, Auburn tennis among top performers

ROCKFORD – A year after setting a record for touchdown passes at Auburn, Khamani Sanders threw four more to open the season with a 45-6 win over Guilford. The Knights play Freeport next Friday. Auburn’s girls tennis team won the eight team Niles North/West Invitational on Saturday.¬†Two-time NIC-10 champion Belen Nevenhoven went 3-0 in singles. […]

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Nevenhoven leads Knights to sectional tennis title

ROCKFORD – Auburn’s Quinten Nevenhoven heads to next week’s IHSA Class 2A state meet with plenty of momentum. The senior completed two days of complete domination in which he dropped just two games in four matches. Saturday, he blanked Thomas Ptacin of Hononegah, 6-0, 6-0, and then let up a bit against John Wallace of […]

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Auburn singles stars sail into IHSA tennis sectional semis

ROCKFORD – Quinten Nevenhoven and Chris Park kept alive hopes for an all Auburn IHSA sectional final with two dominating victories Friday. Nevenhoven, the top seed in the IHSA 2A sectional at Auburn, was perfect on the day, winning a pair of 6-0, 6-0 matches against Alex Kershaw of Crystal Lake Central and Enrique Ravclo […]

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NIC-10 Boys Tennis Meet

Pl. School Points 1. Rockford Auburn 52.4 2. Rockton Hononegah 52 3. Freeport 42.8 4. Rockford Guilford 41 5. Machesney Park Harlem 38.2 6. Belvidere North 30.4 7. Rockford East 23.2 8. Boylan Catholic 17.8 9. Belvidere 13.6 10. Rockford Jefferson 0

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Auburn wins NIC-10 tennis title by barest of margins

ROCKFORD – Auburn dominated the NIC-10 tennis meet in 2018, but the conference title this year came to the final match. The final result was the same. Auburn Knights, boys tennis champions. In the decisive match, Monday night, Auburn’s Chris Park and Drew Licari beat Harlem’s Lucas Crane and Anthony Buffington, 6-3, 6-4, to win […]

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