MHS netters defeat Rockford opponents


The Mendota varsity girls’ tennis team took care of Rockford Lutheran and Rockford Christian in a triangular meet on Sept. 20 at the MHS courts.

The Lady Trojans were 4-1 winners over Lutheran. MHS swept the doubles competition with Alexis Finley-Talya Schwaegerman, Isabelle Escatel-Cassie Gonzalez and Mariah Figueroa-Lauren Holland teaming up for wins. Natalia Salinas won in singles action for the Lady Trojans.

Mendota won all five matches against Christian. Ella Lewis and Salinas cruised to victory in singles play, while the doubles teams of Finley-Schwaegerman, Escatel-Gonzalez and Figueroa-Holland dominated their matches.

Sept. 20

Mendota 4, Rockford Lutheran 1

Singles: No. 1 – Stram (RL) def. Ella Lewis (M), 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 – Natalia Salinas (M) def. Wilhelm (RL), 6-2, 6-1

Doubles: No. 1 – Alexis Finley-Talya Schwaegerman (M) def. Hillman-Yamanoi (RL), 8-3; No. 2 – Isabelle Escatel-Cassie Gonzalez (M) def. Sjostrom-Stien (RL), 8-2; No. 3 – Mariah Figueroa-Lauren Holland (M) def. Quinto-Buczkiewicz (RL), 6-5

Mendota 5, Rockford Christian 0

Singles: No. 1 – Lewis (M) def. Helm (RC), 6-0, 6-1; No. 2 – Salinas (M) def. McMahon (RC), 6-1, 6-3

Doubles: No. 1 – Finley-Schwaegerman (M) def. Antczak-Groenwald (RC), 6-1, 6-1; No. 2 –Escatel-Gonzalez (M) def. Buscema-Kirschmann (RC), 6-1, 7-5; No. 3 – Figueroa-Holland (M) def. Powell-Jones (RC), 6-0, 6-0

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Mendota was beaten by Ottawa, 5-0, on Sept. 22 at the MHS courts.

Sept. 22

Ottawa 5, Mendota 0

Singles: No. 1 – Cushing (O) def. Lewis (M), 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 – Krug (O) def. Salinas (M), 6-0, 6-0

Doubles: No. 1 – O’Fallon-Smithmeyer (O) def. Finley-Schwaegerman (M), 6-1, 6-2; No. 2 – Heimsoth-Walker (O) def. Escatel-Gonzalez (M), 6-3, 6-1; No. 3 – Moreland-Eichelkraut (O) def. Figueroa-Julia Krueger (M), 6-0, 6-2

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