18 top-three league team finishes in past 31 years
MONMOUTH, ILL.—Central College posted its fifth shutout of the year with a 9-0 victory over Monmouth College (Ill.) Tuesday.
The Dutch, who improved to 9-6 overall with a 1-2 spring mark, didn’t surrender a single point in three of the nine matches.
Freshman Megan Davis (Highlands Ranch, Colo., Valor Christian HS) had a big win at No. 2 singles, rallying for five straight points to pull out a 6-2, 7-5 victory. She earlier paired with freshman Angie Allgood (Muscatine) for an 8-2 win at No. 1 doubles.
“After getting down 5-2 in her singles match, Megan really stepped up and clinched her teeth to win the next five games,” coach Steve Tyler said.
Central blanked the Scots 8-0 at No. 2 doubles and won 8-1 at No. 3. Anna Bowser (freshman, Fort Dodge) and Anna Striegel (sophomore, Cedar Rapids, Kennedy HS) paired at No. 2 while sisters Andie Tolle (junior, Papillion, Neb., Millard South HS) and Kassie Tolle (junior, Papillion, Neb., Millard South HS) teamed at No. 3 doubles in their first varsity action.
“We played really well in doubles and the momentum carried through in singles,” Tyler said.
Andie Tolle scored her second win of the match with a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 6 singles. Jessie Ryals (freshman, Pella), also playing in her first varsity competition, was a 6-1, 6-1 winner at No. 5 singles.
“Andie, Kassie and Jessie played well in their first varsity matches,” Tyler said. “To be able play some people further down in the lineup and do so well is great for them and great for the team.”
Central faces Northwestern (Iowa) Saturday at 9 a.m. With the Dutch men playing at the A.N. Kuyper Athletics Complex, the women will take over the courts at Pella High School.