McCook Bison girls tennis squad splits against Ogallala, Holdrege
The McCook High School girls tennis team swept all nine varsity matches against Ogallala Tuesday at the Bison Courts, but won just 2-of-9 matches against Holdrege.
Kim Serbousek, Regina Rawlings, Tausha Escher, Alicia Shaffer, Natalie Brooks and Angela Abercrombie won singles matches against Ogallala.
Serbousek-Escher, Rawlings-Brooks and Abercrombie-Shaffer won doubles matches.
Abercrombie won at No. 6 singles against Holdrege and the No. 1 doubles team of Serbousek-Escher also won.
"We ended up with the final team score as a week ago, but the matches were closer than last week's duel (against Holdrege)," said McCook tennis coach Matt Wiemers.
"We are improving with each match and the girls are becoming more consistent. Holdrege has a good team. I was pleased with our effort and how we played. The team needs to lower its unforced errors and make better choices, but overall they played hard.
"Angela Abercrombie played well and did a great job of utilizing the whole court. Her mental game was good and played with more compassion than in the past."
Wiemers said he was pleased with the team's play against Ogallala.
"The team didn t play with much intensity to start, but they came around and played much better to finish the duel," he said. "We need to do a better job of playing at our level and not playing to our opponent's level.
"I was happy to see the girls respond like they did after playing such long matches against Holdrege. We dominated seven of the nine matches and did a great job of limiting our unforced errors.
"We need to continue to improve on placing shots and anticipating hits. They are improving and are having fun in the process.
"I enjoy working with and being around the girls. They are coachable and work hard. Those are two important aspects of success."
The McCook girls tennis team plays at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Hershey and at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at North Platte.
McCook Girls Tennis
vs. Ogallala; won 9-0
No. 1 singles Kim Serbousek defeated Pam Miller, 9-7
No. 2 singles Regina Rawlings defeated Elizabeth Most, 8-1
No. 3 singles Tausha Escher defeated Mallory Brown, 8-3
No. 4 singles Alicia Shaffer defeated Amy Lehl, 8-0
No. 5 singles Natalie Brooks defeated Amber Pierce, 8-3
No. 6 singles Angela Abercrombie defeated Heide Brown, 8-5
No. 1 doubles Serbousek-Escher defeated P. Miller-Most, 8-8 (8-6)
No. 2 doubles Rawlings-Brooks defeated M. Brown-Lehl, 8-0
No. 3 doubles Abercrombie-Shaffer lost to Strydom-Young 1-8
Jennifer Chmiel-Jessica Battreall defeated Ruhlman-McBride, 6-3
Ashley Kilgore-Ashley Hancock lost to Ruhlman-McBride, 5-6
Angela Lichtenwaldt-Allyx Shields lost to Ruhlman-McBride, 1-6
Julie Howard-Jessica Fritsch defeated Stevenson-Twoney, 6-4
Courtney Clapp-Kirstyn Shaffer lost to Stevenson-Twoney, 3-6
Alex Achilles-Vanessa Lai defeated Stevenson-Twoney, 6-5
Whitney Fagot -Kayla Meixner defeated Harris-Svoboda, 6-2
Erica Kinne-Allison Lester lost to Harris-Svoboda, 1-6
Chnsti Burrows-Morgan Shaddock lost to Harris-Svoboda, 2-6
Jennifer Chmiel defeated Ruhlman, 6-3
Jessica Battreall defeated Stevenson, 6-0
Ashley Hancock defeated Svoboda, 6-1
McCook Girls Tennis
vs. Holdrege; lost 2-7
No. 1 singles Kim Serbousek lost to Marcelle Strydom, 3-8
No. 2 singles Regma Rawlmgs lost to Keri Young, 7-9
No. 3 singles Tausha Escher lost to Emily Kraus, 4-8
No. 4 singles Alicia Shaffer lost to Kinsey Brendel, 3-8
No. 5 singles Natalie Brooks lost to Ashton Sandy, 3-8
No. 6 singles Angela Abercrombie defeated Kirsten Soneson, 8-5
1 doubles Serbousek-Escher defeated Kraus-Brendel, 9-7
2 doubles Rawlmgs-Brooks defeated Sandy-Soneson 7-9
3 doubles Abercrombie-Shaffer lost to Strydom-Young, 1-8
Jennifer Chmiel-Jessica Battreall lost to Kim Imel-Jenna Nielsen, 5-6
Ashley Kilgore-Ashley Hancock defeated Halah Bajaber-Steph Cramer, 6-4
Angela Lichtenwaldt-Allyx Shields defeated Ashiey Davidson-Kim Boehler, 6-5
Julie Howard-Jessica Fritsch lost to Kim Imel-Jenna Nielsen, 1-6
Courtney Clapp-Kirstyn Shaffer lost to Halah Bajaber-Steph Cramer, 0-6
Alex Achilles-Vanessa Lai lost to Ashiey Davidson-Kim Boehler, 2-6
Whitney Fagot-Kayla Meixner lost to Olivia Mclnturf-Timmie Fuehrer, 1-6
Erica Kinne-Allison Lester lost to Kassie Brown-Shadduck, 2-6
Christi Burrows-Morgan Shaddock defeated Sadie Daurow-Rachel McNiel, 6-3
Julie Howard lost to Olivia Mclnturf, 1-6
Jessica Fritsch lost to Timmie Fuehrer, 1-6