The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


April 28, 2014

Camanche finishes in fourth

ELDRIDGE -- Alexa DeVries won the championship at No. 5 singles Saturday to lead Camanche to a fourth-place finish at the North Scott Lancer Tournament in girls tennis.

The Indians finished with 11 points. Pleasant Valley won the team title with 26 points, while Bettendorf (24.5) was second and Johnston (19) placed third.

“This tournament is a very well run tournament with excellent competition,” Camanche coach Erin Montgomery said. “Playing the big schools during the season will definitely help us out down the road.”

Devries defeated Johnston’s Sabritha Chander 8-4 in the title match.

“Alexa Devries came in as the number one seed at five singles,” Montgomery said. “She held seed today, and I’m very proud of how well she played. She played her best tennis in the finals against Johnston.”

Maddie Parker also advanced to the finals, losing 10-3 to Haley Bankson of Bettendorf at No. 3 singles. Parker and Page Edens placed fourth at No. 2 doubles.

“Maddie Parker played great tennis to get to the finals in singles,” Montgomery said. “She does a nice job of reading her opponents and figuring out their weaknesses.”

Lindsay Grams took fourth at No. 1 singles for Camanche, and she and Brett Hilgendorf were fourth at No. 1 doubles.

“I am very pleased with how well Lindsey and Brett played doubles today,” Montgomery said. “They played very well together. They did a nice job of setting each other up at the net. They came in fourth but could have easily finished first or second. They were up 7-6 against (Katie) Melbourne (and Allison) Miller of PV. In the third-/fourth-place match they got up 6-3. They just had a hard time finishing out the matches today.”


Team standings

1. Pleasant Valley 26; 2. Bettendorf 24.5; 3. Johnston 19.5; 4. Camanche 11; 5. Davenport West 7; 6. Muscatine 6; 7. Fairfield Maharisha 2; 8. (tie) North Scott, Western Dubuque 1.

(Championships, Camanche results)

No. 1 singles

Championship -- Katie Melbourne (PV) def. Emilia Porubcin (Bet) 10-2. Third place -- Eiisha Nathwani (John) def. Lindsay Grams (Cam) 8-3. Grams def. Tessa Dailey (DW) 8-1; Porubcin def. Grams 8-1.

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