CHS tennis

Julia Vodislav returns a volley during Thursday's match.

The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Herald Staff Report

CLINTON — Julia Vodislav and Sarah Massey won the doubles title and Megan Determan placed second in singles as all three Clinton girls tennis players advanced to the state tournament Thursday at the Clinton Regional meet.

Vodislav and Massey beat Stowe Heiderscheit and Brooke Johnson of Bettendorf 6-2, 6-1 in the finals. Determan, the No. 2 seed, lost to Bettendorf’s Kristin Barnes 6-1, 6-0 in the singles final.

“Megan Determan’s hard work has paid off,” Clinton coach Cindy Rasche said. “She’s going to state in singles. She played her best tennis to date.

“Sarah Massey and Julia Vodislav will be going as regional champions. This should allow them a shot at being seeded.”

Clinton also got a third-place finish in singles from Jenny Vens. She lost to Barnes 6-0, 6-0 in the semifinals but came back to beat Sarah Buck of Bettendorf 6-2, 7-5 for third match.

“Jenny Vens was awesome as a freshman,” Rasche said.

“She finished third. It is quite the accomplishment.”

Clinton’s other doubles team of Meggie Buikema and Allison Howard went 1-1 on the day.

“We were happy that Meggie Buikema and Allison Howard won a round, then gave an experienced Bettendorf team a run for their money since Meggie and Allison had never played together in competition.”


Quarterfinals — Kristin Barnes (Bettendorf) def. Sanja Mustic (Davenport West) 6-1, 6-0; Jenny Vens (Clinton) defeated Lauren Taylor (Dubuque Hempstead) 7-5, 6-0; Sarah Buck (Bettendorf) def. Brooke Steadel (Dubuque Senior) 6-1, 7-6 (7-3); Megan Determan (Clinton) def. McKenna Metcalf (Dubuque Hempstead) 6-2, 6-1.

Semifinals — Barnes def. Vens 6-0, 6-0; Determan def. Buck 6-0, 6-1.

Championship — Barnes def. Determan 6-1, 6-0. Third place — Vens def. Buck 6-2, 7-5.


First round — Allison Howard/Meggie Buikema (Clinton) def. Katie Pohl/Emily Braun (Davenport West) 6-0, 6-0.

Quarterfinals — Julia Vodislav/Sarah Massey (Clinton) def. Libby Larson/Maie Kahlil (Dubuque Senior) 6-0, 6-0; Hanane Bouchareb/Jenna Fussell (Bettendorf) def. Sara Oberhoffer/Jennifer Schwartz (Dubuque Hempstead) 6-1, 6-2; Kelsey Wilming/Lindsey Roussel (Dubuque Hempstead) def. Ashley Blackwell/Hilary Tanner (Davenport North) 6-3, 6-1; Stowe Heiderscheit/Brooke Johnson (Bettendorf) def. Howard/Buikema 6-2, 6-3.

Semifinals — Vodislav/Massey def. Bouchareb/Fussell 7-5, 6-3; Heiderscheit/Johnson def. Wilming/Roussel 6-2, 6-0.

Championship — Vodislav/Massey def. Heiderscheit/Johnson 6-2, 6-1. Third place — Roussel/Wilming def. Bouchareb/Fussell 6-4, 0-6, 10-7.

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