18 top-three league team finishes in past 31 years
PELLA-The Central College women’s tennis team aced Simpson 6-3 on Tuesday afternoon to improve to 8-1 overall and 4-1 in the Iowa Conference.
The Dutch started on top once again, winning two of the three doubles matches.
Sophomores Angie Allgood (Muscatine) and Megan Davis (Highlands Ranch, Colo., Valor Christian HS) set the tone with an 8-1 win at No. 1, while Sarah Montgomery (junior, Bettendorf) and Katie Todd (sophomore, Cedar Falls) won by the same score at No. 3. Simpson (1-9 overall, 1-4 conference) won 8-3 at No. 2 doubles.
With the advantage in hand, Central won four of the six singles matches, all in straight sets. Allgood dominated at the top spot 6-1, 6-0, her second consecutive win by that score. Davis came from behind to win the first set 7-6 (8-6) before cruising to a 6-0 win in the second. Simpson won at No. 3 and No. 4, but Montgomery and Todd continued to pull through at the bottom of the Dutch lineup. Montgomery won 6-0, 6-1, while Todd remained undefeated (9-0) on the season with a 6-2, 6-1 victory.
“We competed really well today,” coach Steve Tyler said. “It is getting towards the end of the season, so it is great to play this well. I am really proud of the effort. Megan showed a lot of heart to come back and win the first set and Angie showed why she is a top player in this conference. Sarah and Katie keep on winning, which is huge for our team. It was a great team win.”
Central (8-1 overall, 4-1 conference) returns to the A.N. Kuyper Athletics Complex courts on Saturday its final two meets of the regular season. The Dutch face Luther (6-3, 4-1) at 9 a.m. and Wartburg (5-3, 3-2) at 1 p.m. Luther is tied for second with Central, while Wartburg is fourth. All three teams have already qualified for the conference tournament.