Charleston’s Maggie Goetten returns a serve to Maroa-Forsyth’s Kristen Tuan in the consolation No. 1 singles bracket of the St. Anthony Invitational on Saturday at Effingham High School. (photo/Chet Piotrowski Jr.)

Maci Mayhall and Clara Cox rallied to capture the consolation finals at No. 2 doubles in the St. Anthony tennis invitational played on several courts across Effingham.

Mayhall and Cox had fought off Mahomet’s duo in two tiebreakers to advance to the finals, 7-6, 7-6. After getting swept 6-0 in the opening set, Mayhall and Cox battled back to win the second set, 6-4, as well as the ensuing tiebreaker, 12-10, to give CHS two team points.

Hannah Larson advanced to the consolation finals at No. 2 singles, beating Maroa Forsyth’s Isabelle Niles, 7-5, 6-2, before losing in a tiebreaker to Mt. Zion’s Audrey Bradford in the finals, 4-6, 6-0, 1-0.

Maggie Goetten, meanwhile, lost her opening match to eventual No. 1 champion, Teutopolis’s Grace Hoene and then was eliminated by Maroa-Forsyth’s Kristen Twan, 7-6, 6-4.

“She hit the ball well in her matches and had a very competitive match against Maroa in the first round of the consolation bracket and lost narrowly,” said CHS coach Eric Selstad.


No. 1 – Grace Hoene, TEUTOPOLIS def. Maggie Goetten, CHARLESTON, 2-6, 0-6. Kristen Tuan, MAROA-FORSYTH def. Maggie Goetten, CHARLESTON, 6-7 (6), 4-6.

No. 2 – Ali Adams, ST ANTHONY def. Hannah Larson, CHARLESTON, 1-6, 2-6. Hannah Larson, CHARLESTON def. Isabella Nilles, MAROA-FORSYTH, 7-5, 6-2. Audrey Bradford, MT ZION def. Hannah Larson, CHARLESTON, 6-4, 0-6, 1-10

No. 3 – Emma Schmahl, MAROA-FORSYTH def. Kaylie Hutton, CHARLESTON, 3-6, 1-6. Georgia Davis, SHELBYVILLE def. Kaylie Hutton, CHARLESTON, 2-6, 4-6


No. 1 – Allison Kowalke – Caroline McDevitt, St Anthony def. Lyla Long, – Emma Amaya, CHARLESTON, 0-6, 0-6. Emma Clements – Amalie Fried, MAHOMET-SEYMOUR def. Lyla Long – Emma Amaya, CHARLESTON, 1-6, 1-6.

No. 2 – Madison Mapes – Izzy Volpi, EFFINGHAM def. Clara Cox – Maci Mayhall, CHARLESTON, 0-6 , 2-6. Clara Cox – Maci Mayhall, CHARLESTON def. Gianna Hill – Sophia Slupski, MAHOMET-SEYMOUR, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5). Clara Cox – Maci Mayhall, CHARLESTON def. Kayla Schnippel – Peyton Schroeder, MT ZION, 0-6, 6-4, 12-10


St. Anthony24
Maroa Forsyth12
Mt. Zion8