WEST DES MOINES — For the primary time in over 20 years, the Central Faculty ladies’s tennis crew had the highest doubles pairing on the American Rivers Convention Particular person Championships Saturday afternoon.
The 2020 model of the convention particular person match was a brand new format as every participant was solely allowed to play in both the singles bracket or doubles bracket, however not each. Central entered 9 doubles pairings throughout the A and B Flights and solely had 4 singles gamers all within the C Flight.
Profitable all three A Flight doubles matches, Karleigh Schilling (senior, Swisher, Cedar Rapids Prairie HS) and Alyssa Lewton (junior, Ankeny Centennial HS) are the primary Central duo since Megan Vande Wall and Angie Klanderman in 1996 to win the league’s highest doubles bracket.
“Karleigh and Alyssa dominated the entire day,” coach Ryun Ferrell mentioned. “I could not be extra pleased with them.
Within the B Flight of doubles, Central had the silver and bronze medalists. Katie Larson (junior, Fort Madison) and Macy Scharff (junior, Oskaloosa) completed 2-1 on the day, dropping within the championship match to put second. Alex Griggs (sophomore, Knoxville) and Sarah Schirm (junior, Cedar Rapids, Xavier HS) additionally went 2-1, ending third.
“They acquired powerful,” Ferrell mentioned. “They’re each gifted groups. It speaks quantity about them to complete within the spots they did.”
Alli Kreider (freshman, Norwalk) was the runner-up within the C Flight of singles with a 3-1 file. She performed at her outdated highschool courts because the C flight matches have been performed at Norwalk Excessive Faculty.
“It was a neat factor,” Ferrell mentioned. “She’s actually improved a ton since she acquired to Central and it actually confirmed right now. I am wanting ahead to her future at Central.”
In all matches performed, Central gamers achieved a 28-17 file.
“It was nice a day for Central tennis,” Ferrell mentioned. “Everyone performed laborious and did not cease.”
Central finishes out the autumn season subsequent Thursday with a 3 p.m. match at residence towards Loras Faculty.