The Lady Eagles had their 5 match winning streak snapped Saturday morning, losing to the Wooden Shoes of Teutopolis High School in a close 5-4 match.
“We had seen their players in a flighted event a few weeks ago and I’ve followed them through state the past few years, so I knew they’d be a test,” said Dunlap’s Pat Gornik. “It really just came down to a few points, which is exactly where I thought we’d be at the end. When I got the bracket, this was the match I had circled as potentially the toughest – they got us by half a point at Champaign two weeks ago.”
In the singles portion of the event, juniors Taylor Disharoon (4,4) and Regan Duchaine (2,4) and senior Alexa Kolesiak (4,3) were able to pick up wins for the lady Eagles. “The win for Taylor against Diana was big for her – they met head to head earlier and Taylor was on the short end by two points in the third set super-breaker. For her to come back and beat a player like Diana in straight sets was a big confidence boost. She had a game plan and was able to execute and keep her errors to a minimum. I was very impressed with her play in this match.”
With Teutopolis leading the Eagles, 3-2, the doubles portion of the match started. The Eagles struck first, with an 8-5 win at #3 doubles by Taylor Disharoon & Regan Duchaine. Teutopolis quickly took back the lead with a win at #1 doubles over the Dunlap duo of Yu & San Jose. “I knew Probst/Brumleve (Teutopolis) were a great team – they finished a little ahead of us in Champaign. We just weren’t as crisp as we needed to be and didn’t give ourselves enough opportunities to win points. We’ll get a few days of practice and get some things squared away. Who knows, maybe we’ll see them again later in the year and we can have a better result,” said Gornik.
Trailing 3-4, the Eagles picked up the tying point from Kolesiak in her singles match. The decisive match would feature Kolesiak and junior Maggie Waller taking on the T-town duo of Hoene/Hemmen. T-town jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, taking the pro-set by a score of 8-0. “That doubles team put on a bit of a clinic today. They poached well and put away shots exactly how you want a team to. They didn’t make mistakes and even when we had chances to close out games, they made it tough and we just couldn’t get over the hump to get that first game. Give all the credit to Coach Vogt and the girls – they absolutely handled the pressure exquisitely and earned that match.”
DUNLAP HIGH SCHOOL 4, TEUTOPOLIS HIGH SCHOOL 5
No. 1 – Taylor Disharoon, DUNLAP HIGH SCHOOL def. Diana Mossman, TEUTOPOLIS HIGH SCHOOL, 6-4, 6-4, -;
No. 2 – Alli Brumleve, TEUTOPOLIS HIGH SCHOOL def. Emily Yu, DUNLAP HIGH SCHOOL, 6-2, 6-1, -;
No. 3 – Macy Probst, TEUTOPOLIS HIGH SCHOOL def. Katie San Jose, DUNLAP HIGH SCHOOL, 6-3, 6-1, -;
No. 4 – Regan Duchaine, DUNLAP HIGH SCHOOL def. Carley Habing, TEUTOPOLIS HIGH SCHOOL, 6-2, 6-4, -;
No. 5 – Alexa Kolesiak, DUNLAP HIGH SCHOOL def. Grace Hoene, TEUTOPOLIS HIGH SCHOOL, 6-4, 6-3, -;
No. 6 – Isabelle Hemmen, TEUTOPOLIS HIGH SCHOOL def. Sonia Theodorof, DUNLAP HIGH SCHOOL, 6-0, 7-5, -;
No. 1 – Alli Brumleve – Macy Probst, TEUTOPOLIS HIGH SCHOOL def. Emily Yu – Katie San Jose, DUNLAP HIGH SCHOOL, 8-2, -, -;
No. 2 – Grace Hoene – Isabelle Hemmen, TEUTOPOLIS HIGH SCHOOL def. Alexa Kolesiak – Maggie Waller, DUNLAP HIGH SCHOOL, 8-0, -, -;
No. 3 – Taylor Disharoon – Regan Duchaine, DUNLAP HIGH SCHOOL def. Diana Mossman – Lexi Will, TEUTOPOLIS HIGH SCHOOL, 8-5, -, -;