Lady Raiders Win Their First-Ever “Coach K” Classic

TEAM PICHUNTINGBURG (NNDC) – The Southridge Lady Raiders win their first-ever Coach K Classic Saturday at the SHS courts. The tournament is named after long-time boys and girls tennis coach Larry Kieffner. This is also the first time the a Southridge girls tennis team has ever won a tournament its hosted.

The tournament featured Southridge, Forest Park Paoli and Vincennes Lincoln. The format was a single-elimination blind draw. 1st place received 5 points, 2nd place received 3 points, 3rd place received 2 points and 4th place received 1 point.

Southridge won with 19 points, Paoli a close second with 17 followed by Vincennes Lincoln with 11 and Forest Park with 8.

The Lady Raiders won at #3 Singles with Emily Eckert and both Doubles; #1 with Megan Diekoff and Taylor Miles, and Elli Schank and Hailey Michel. Leah Diekoff was second at #2 Singles.

Here are the match summaries from Saturday…

Finals – #1 Singles
– Winner’s Bracket: Meagan Dooley (P) defeated Myra Bauer (VL) – 6-1; 6-0
– Consolation Bracket: Paige Uebelhor (FP) defeated Jocelyn Sermersheim (SHS) – 7-5; 6-3

Finals – #2 Singles
– Winner’s Bracket: Jessica Fullington (P) defeated Leah Diekhoff (SHS) – 6-1; 6-1
– Consolation Bracket: Lauren Tretter (FP) defeated Claire Dillion (VL) – 1-6; 6-4; 10-5 super tie break

Finals – #3 Singles
– Winner’s Bracket: Emily Eckert (SHS) defeated Katie Lunsford (VL) – 6-2; 6-4
– Consolation Bracket: Katie Begle (FP) defeated Alyx Ross (P) – 3-6; 6-2; 10-4 super tie break

Finals – #1 Doubles
– Winner’s Bracket: Megan Diekhoff & Taylor Miles (SHS) defeated Hannah Sanders & Alyssa Osborn (P) – 6-1; 6-2
– Consolation Bracket: Alexa Cardinal & Dalayna Anderson (VL) defeated Sierra Voegerl & Emily Nord (FP) – 6-1; 6-0

Finals – #2 Doubles
– Winner’s Bracket: Elli Schank & Hailey Michel (SHS) defeated Lexi Osborn & Brandie Hankins (P) – 2-6; 7-5; 10-6 super tie break
– Consolation Bracket: Rachelle Williams & Becca Ruthford (VL) defeated Anna Becher & Emmy Miller (FP)- 6-1; 6-3

1st Round – #1 Singles
– Meagan Dooley (P) defeated Paige Uebelhor (FP) – 6-0; 6-0
– Myra Bauer (VL) defeated Jocelyn Sermersheim (SHS) – 6-0; 6-2

1st Round – #2 Singles
– Jessica Fullington (P) defeated Claire Dillion (VL) – 6-0; 6-1
– Leah Diehkoff (SHS) defeated Lauren Tretter (FP) – 6-0; 6-0

1st Round – #3 Singles
– Emily Eckert (SHS) defeated Katie Begle (FP) – 6-0; 6-0
– Katie Lunsford (VL) defeated Alyx Ross (P) – 6-3; 0-6; 10-6 super tie break

1st Round – #1 Doubles
– Hannah Sanders & Alyssa Osborn (P) defeated Sierra Voegerl & Emily Nord (FP) – 4-6; 6-2; 10-8 super tie break
– Megan Diekhoff & Taylor Miles defeated Alexa Cardinal & Dalayna Anderson (VL) – 6-7 (3-7); 6-4; 10-7 super tie break

1st Round – #2 Doubles
– Lexi Osborn & Brandie Hankins (P) defeated Rachelle Williams & Becca Ruthford (VL) – 6-0; 6-1
– Elli Schank & Hailey Michel (SHS) defeated Anna Becher & Emmy Miller (FP) – 6-1; 6-0

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