BETTENDORF — Iowa City High didn’t give Clinton many chances to steal a win, as the Little Hawks swept the River Queens 9-0 in girls tennis Saturday.
Clinton won two sets in singles play with Kiersten Housenga winning her second set 6-2 over Lucy Wagner — she lost the tiebreaker 10-6. Riley Hubbart also won the second set in her match over Susanna Giamola, 7-6 with a 7-1 tiebreaker, but she lost the tiebreaker 10-3.
The Little Hawks swept the other singles matches.
The River Queens did win three matches in their dual against Iowa City West, however. Malika Usmanova won her singles battle over Sharon Xiang 11-10, 7-0. Justine Lange also won in single, as she beat Hannah Smigel 10-5. Lange then teamed with Kiersten Housenga to win in doubles play 10-5.
Despite the losses, Clinton Coach Cindy Rasche liked what she saw from the River Queens.
“I saw excellent play,” she said. “Everyone has been working really hard, and today showed that. We are trudging hard and are a work in progress.”
Camanche takes third
DAVENPORT -- Alexa DeVries and Page Edens claimed fourth place in doubles, Maddie Parker beat teammate Lea Lefebure for fifth place in singles and all four led Camanche to a third-place finish as a team Saturday at the Davenport Assumption Invitational.
Parker beat Lefebure 9-8 (7-3) after both Camanche girls beat Marion players in the consolation semifinals. Parker, the top seed, was knocked into the consolation after she lost in a super tiebreaker in the first round.
<\z186666660308838>DeVries and Edens lost in a super tiebreaker in the semifinals, then they lost to Assumption’s Erin McGivern and Sydney Johnson 8-3 in the third-place match.
<\z186666660308838>The Indians’ other doubles team of Kylie Phillips and Marley Bussa placed eighth.
<\z186666660308838>Assumption edged Davenport West 17.5-16.5 for the team title, while Camanche scored 7 points.
<\z186666660308838>IOWA CITY HIGH 9, CLINTON 0
<\z186666660308838>Singles — Eve Small (IC) def. Samantha Brische 6-2, 6-0; Innes Hicsasmaz (IC) def. Justine Lange 6-3, 6-3; Susanna Giamola (IC) def. Riley Hubbart 6-1; 6-7 (1-7), 10-3; Kit Finley (IC) def. Elley Housenga 6-0, 6-1; Lucy Wagner (IC) def. Kiersten Housenga 7-5, 2-6, 10-6; Bihosta James (IC) def. Malika Usamanova 7-5, 6-2. Extra match — Amelia Tribbil (IC) def. Avan Colah 6-1, 7-5.
<\z186666660308838>Doubles — Small/Hicsasmaz def. Brische/Hubbart 6-1, 6-0; Giamola/James def. Lange/K. Housenga 4-6, 6-3, 7-6; Finley/Wagner def. E/ Housenga/Usmanova 6-0; 6-1.
<\z186666660308838>IOWA CITY WEST 6, CLINTON 3
<\z186666660308838>Singles — Megan Jans (ICW) def. Brische 11-9; Lange (C) def. Hannah Smigel 10-5; Brittani Langland (ICW) def. Hubbart 10-5; Abby Jans (ICW) def. E. Housenga 10-5; Simran Sarin (ICW) def. K. Housenga 10-5; Usmanova (C) def. Sharon Xiang 11-10, 7-0.
<\z186666660308838>Doubles — M. Jans/Langland (ICW) def. Brische/Hubbart 10-1; Lange/K. Housenga (C) def. Smigel/Sarin 10-5; A. Jans/Walling def. E. Housenga/Usmanova 10-5.
<\z186666660308838>DAVENPORT ASSUMPTION INVITATIONAL
<\z186666660308838>1. Davenport Assumption 17.5; 2. Davenport West 16.5; 3. Camanche 7; 4. Muscatine 6.5; 5. Marion 2.5.
<\z186666660308838>Pigtail round -- Courtni Carstens (DW) def. Emma Johanns (Musc) 6-3, 6-3; Lea Lefebure (Cam) def. Olivia Frick (DW) 6-2, 6-0.
<\z186666660308838>First round -- Carstens def. Maddie Parker-1 (Cam) 6-4, 4-6, 10-5; Elizabeth Bush-4 (DA) def. Kate Quintz (Mar) 6-1, 6-1; Hailey Steele (Musc) def. Emilee Reider-3 (Mar) 6-1, 6-0; Stephanie Bush-2 (DA) def. Lefebure 6-0, 7-6 (10-8)
<\z186666660308838>Semifinals -- E. Bush def. Carstens 6-2, 7-6 (8-6); S. Bush def. Steele 6-3, 6-2.
<\z186666660308838>Championship -- E. Bush def. S. Bush 3-6, 7-5, 10-4.
<\z186666660308838>Third place -- Carstens def. Steele 8-6.
<\z186666660308838>Consolation semifinals -- Parker def. Quintz 8-1; Lefebure def. Reider 8-0.
<\z186666660308838>Fifth place -- Parker def. Lefebure 9-8 (7-3).
<\z186666660308838>Seventh place -- Reider def. Quintz 8-5.
<\z186666660308838>Ninth place -- Frick def. Johanns 8-2.
<\z186666660308838>Pigtail round -- Kylie Phillips/Marley Bussa (Cam) def. Shannon Sellers/Madison Wilson (Mar) 6-2, 6-0; Alyssa Felix/Lindsey Entsminger (DW) def. Alison Edwards/Kali Gamerdinger (Mar) 6-3, 6-2.
<\z186666660308838>First round -- Abby Moore/Tessa Daily-1 (DW) def. Phillips/Bussa 6-3, 6-2; Erin McGivern/Sydney Johnson-4 (DA) def. Melissa Burzlaff/Sarah Spellman (Musc) 6-1, 6-3; Anna Garvin/Anne Cahill-3 (Musc) def. Monica Copeland/Katherine Crosby (DA) 6-4, 7-6 (6-5); Alexa DeVries/Page Edens-2 (Cam) def. Felix/Entsminger 6-2, 6-1.
<\z186666660308838>Semifinals -- Moore/Daily def. McGivern/Johnson 6-2, 6-0; Garvin/Cahill def. DeVries/Edens 2-6, 6-4, 10-3.
<\z186666660308838>Championship -- Moore/Daily def. Garvin/Cahill 7-6 (9-7), 6-3.
<\z186666660308838>Third place -- McGivern/Johnson def. DeVries/Edens 8-3.
<\z186666660308838>Consolation semifinals -- Burzlaff/Spellman def. Phillips/Bussa 9-8 (7-1); Copeland/Crosby def. Felix/Entsminger 8-2.
<\z186666660308838>Fifth place -- Copeland/Crosby def. Burzlaff/Spellman 8-5.
<\z186666660308838>Seventh place -- Felix/Entsminger def. Phillips/Bussa 8-4.
<\z186666660308838>Ninth place -- Sellers/Wilson def. Edwards/Gamerdinger 8-3.