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INDIANAPOLIS – Columbus North senior Madelyn Sanders and sophomore Eva Chevalier fell just short in their attempt to reach the title match in the IHSAA girls tennis doubles State Finals on Saturday (June 9).
The CN tandem fought hard, but they dropped a 7-6 (7-6), 5-7, 6-4 decision to Columbus East junior Megna Chari and sophomore Kathryn Hodzen in the semifinal round at Park Tudor High School.
“We had a couple of game break points and just didn’t get it done,” Bull Dogs coach Kendal Hammel told The Republic. “That first set probably was the big swing for us overall because that one started putting us back on our heels a little bit.”
Sanders and Chevalier turned the tables in the second set, rallying from a 5-4 deficit to take three consecutive games and force a third set. Chari and Hodzen jumped to a 3-0 lead in the final set, but Sanders and Chevalier closed their deficit to 5-4 before the Olympians duo closed out the match.
Sanderson and Chevalier completed their season at 18-2 as a tandem.
Cathedral junior Claire Koscielski and sophomore Meg Coleman defeated Zionsville senior Anna Campbell and sophomore Lauren Campbell 6-0, 6-1 in the other semifinal.
Koscielski and Coleman captured the state title with a 6-1, 6-1 triumph over Chari and Hodzen in a final match that was moved indoors. Koscielski and Coleman finished their season at 27-0. Chari and Hodzen closed at 14-1.
In the singles division, Providence junior Halli Trinkle claimed the state crown with a 7-6 (7-2), 3-6, 6-0 decision over South Bend St. Joseph senior Madelyn Yergler. Trinkle qualified for the final with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Muncie Burris sophomore Isabelle Behrman. Yergler reach the title match after beating Marquette Catholic Rose Pastoret 6-3, 6-1. Trinkle finished with an 18-1 season record.