The Mattoon Green Wave girls’ tennis team won the Apollo Conference championship after winning three of the six singles titles on Monday.
On Friday, Mattoon had won two of the three doubles flights. Caroline Davis and Annelise Overmyer captured the No. 1 doubles title during the first day of the tournament. The Green Wave team of Lily Gregory and Avery Boyer also took first in the No. 2 doubles competition, while Lanie Butler and Avery Gill finished fourth.
On Monday, four of the six singles players made the championship game, winning three championships at Nos. 1, 2 and 3 singles.
Davis was seeded third going into the No. 1 singles match but triumphed with an upset victory over Effingham, 6-0, 6-0. In the championship, she then defeated Mount Zion’s Allison Bradford, 7-6 (5), 6-1. Bradford had previously upset the No. 1 seed, Charleston’s Maggie Goetten, 6-0, 6-2.
At No. 2 singles, Overmyer upset the No. 1 seed, Eden Wendling, 6-3, 6-1. Gregory claimed the third championship of the evening with a strong 6-2, 6-3 victory over Effingham’s Madison Mapes. Among others, Boyer and Butler claimed third at No. 4 and No. 5 singles respectively, while Gill placed second at No. 6 singles in a three-set loss, 6-2, 4-6, 6-1, to Mahomet-Seymour.
“We worked a lot on strategy and playing smart leading up to Apollo,” said head coach Joey Boyer. “The girls did a good job of recognizing areas they could score on their opponents and made excellent adjustments. I couldn’t be more proud of the team for their fight and incredibly happy for our seniors.”