Category: Tennis

Auburn’s Nevenhoven dominates tennis sectional

MACHESNEY PARK – Auburn sophomore Belen Nevenhoven is rolling into her second straight IHSA state tennis tournament. Nevenhoven dominated the IHSA Class 2A Machesney Park Harlem sectional Saturday, winning the championship in the cold over Belvidere North senior Caroline Park, 6-0, 6-1.  District 205 girls tennis is deep in young talent. Fellow Auburn sophomore Paris […]

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Auburn wins three out of five NIC-10 tennis titles

Auburn sophomore Belen Nevenhoven dominated Saturday, winning her second straight NIC-10 No. 1 singles title without losing more than one game in any of her matches. She was joined in the champion’s circle at Boylan High School by fellow sophomore, Paris Thompson, who won No. 2 singles by beating Belvidere’s Beau DeGennaro, 6-4, 6-2, and […]

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Auburn wins Niles North girls tennis invitational

The Auburn Knights, a strong contender to win the NIC-10 girls tennis crown this year, showed why by taking first place in the 14-team Niles North Invitational Saturday. Belen Nevenhoven, a state qualifier as a freshman, took first place in No. 1 singles. Paris Thompson was fifth at No. 2. Auburn’s No. 1 doubles team […]

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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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