The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

High School Sports

June 21, 2014

Clinton's Brisch claims title at Junior Open

CLINTON — Samantha Brisch, who just finished her sophomore season on the Clinton girls tennis team, won the Girls 16 Singles title this week at the Mar-Gee Clinton Junior Open tennis tournament.

Brisch defeated Naomi Brehm 6-0, 6-2 in the semifinals and then beat Ellena Wolff of Dubuque 6-2, 6-0 to capture the crown on the Max Lynn Courts.

Riley Hubbart, who played No. 6 singles on Clinton’s state runner-up team this past spring, was the consolation champion in the Girls 16 division, and she also was the runner-up in the Girls 18 division.

Hubbart, who also won the Girls 16 doubles title, defeated teammate Justine Lange 7-5, 3-6, 13-11 in the round-robin Girls 18 division but lost 6-0, 6-1 to two-time Iowa Class 2A singles state runner-up Eve Small of Iowa City. In the consolation semifinal, Hubbart beat Katherine Helms 7-4.

Other girls singles champions were Lily Feldman of Bettendorf in Girls 14, Lauren Myers of Moline, Ill., in Girls 12 and Abby Struble of Clinton in Girls 10. Struble also teamed with Clinton’s Anna Current to win the Girls 12 Doubles crown.

Boys singles champions were Justin Rumley of Moline in Boys 18, Joseph Hoff of Iowa City in Boys 16, Justin Sehlin of Bettendorf in Boys 14 and Parker Sprague of Cedar Rapids in Boys 12.

Sprague defeated Kiran Marla of Clinton 6-4, 6-2 in the title match. Rumley defeated Clinton’s Rohan Aggarwal 6-1, 6-0 in the semifinals.

MAR-GEE CLINTON JUNIOR OPEN

SINGLES

Boys 18

Championship — Justin Rumley def. Damuel Riggins 6-1, 6-4. Semifinals — Riggins def. Jacob Dawson 6-3, 6-3; Rumley def. Rohan Aggarwal 6-1, 6-0. Quarterfinals — Aggarwal def. Connor Gronski 6-1, 6-2. Consolation final — Dawson def. Gronski 8-6.

Boys 16

Championship — Joseph Hoff def. Cole Schneider 6-2, 6-2. Semifinals — Hoff def. Jacob Dawson 6-1, 6-2; Schneider def. Lucas Huffman 6-2, 6-0. Consolation final — Kunj Saxena def. Ethan Saldrigas 8-1.

Boys 14

Round robin — Justin Sehlin def. Ethan Saldriga 6-0, 6-0; Sehlin def. Caleb Hirl 6-2, 6-0; Hirl def. Saldrigas 6-2, 4-6, 10-5.

Boys 12

Championship — Parker Sprague def. Kiran Marla 6-4, 6-2. Semifinals — Marla def. Kyle Sehlin 5-7, 6-2, 6-2; Sprague def. Jake Dolphin 6-0, 6-2. Consolation final — Sehlin def. Charlie Fair 6-2.

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