Mattoon’s Annelise Overmyer battled back from a first-set loss to win a third-set in an extended tiebreaker during Senior Night at Lytle Park on Tuesday evening.
Overmyer outlasted St. Anthony’s Ali Adams after the 6-2 opening-set loss at No. 2 singles to win the final two sets 6-3, 11-9 in a match that lasted more than two hours.
“Most of my matches go into three sets,” Overmyer said. “I like to just hit and wait until the other person messes up. That’s the way I like to play. And it works.”
Overmyer then teamed with Caroline Davis to win at No. 1 singles, 7-6, 6-4 in another lengthy match, topping Emily Kowalke and Adams.
“That’s your typical match that we’ve had with those two all year long,” Mattoon coach Joey Boyer said. “They’re fighters, man, and they’ll grind it out. You get them in a third set and it’s very tough to beat these two young ladies. They have a heart of champions.”
Mattoon lost the team match to St. Anthony 6-3, winning only one more set – at No. 3 doubles where Lanie Butler and Reagan Shumway prevailed, 6-1, 7-5.