Guilford edges Auburn for NIC-10 girls tennis title

MACHESNEY PARK – The Guilford Vikings won the 18th NIC-10 girls tennis championship in school history by upsetting the two-time defending champion Auburn Knights by 0.6 points Saturday.

Auburn swept its conference dual meets, meaning it went into the NIC-10 meet with an advantage since every win earned the Knights two-tenths of a point. And the Knights won four of the five individual titles.

Guilford was able to overcome that dominance with depth. The Vikings took second at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles and No. singles. Guilford was third at No. 1 singles. The key ended up being No. 3 doubles. The Vikings took first and Auburn finished seventh. The pushed Guilford’s final points to 52.6 to Auburn’s 52.

Saturday’s complete championship results:

No. 1 singles: Amy Park (Auburn) over Lizzy Schindler (Hononegah), 6-0, 4-6, 6-1.
No. 2 singles: Avery Trapp (Auburn) over Medina Bajrktarevic (Guilford), 6-2, 6-7 (6-8).
No. 1 doubles: Alyssa Trapp-Addysen Feng (Auburn) over Anju Griffeth-Mackenzie Larson (Guilford), 6-1, 6-1.
No. 2 doubles: Maddy Harned-Rebecca Wang (Auburn) over Sara Dennis-Margaret Thomas (Guilford), 6-2, 6-0. 
No. 3 doubles: Laci Belknap-Amelia Runne (Guilford) over Kayla Knoepfle-Lucy Madera (Belvidere North), 6-1, 6-1.

Final conference standings:

1. Guilford 52.6
2. Auburn 52.0
3. Hononegah 45.0
4. Belvidere North 40.8
5. Boylan Catholic 38.8
6. Freeport 25.6
7. Belvidere 21.0
8. Harlem 20.2
9. East 13.0
10. Jefferson 12.0

Posted on 10.10.21