The Herald Bulletin

Morning Update

Sports

July 12, 2013

McKissick wins Tennis Classic title

ANDERSON — Hannah McKissick completed her roll through the Women’s A Singles division of the Anderson Tennis Classic on Thursday afternoon.

McKissick rallied quickly from an early deficit to defeat Diane Silberberg 6-3, 6-4 for the championship.

“I didn’t even win a point in the first game,” said McKissick. “It took me a while to figure out her serve. I learned to just block the shot back instead of trying to hit it.”

She had never played Silberberg before so she had to form a strategy on the fly.

“I just tried to let her make the mistakes,” said McKissick. “I was a little more aggressive than what I usually am.”

McKissick, the No. 1 singles player and a junior now at Northeastern High School, had no idea what her chances were in this tournament.

“I didn’t see the draw so I didn’t know who I would face,” she said.

She defeated Lexi Allen and Brooke Smith to get to the final.

In a semifinal match in Mixed A Doubles, No. 1 seeds Alex Poe and Michelle McFerran were knocked off by No. 3 seeds, Marcy Huck and Matt Tran, 6-4, 2-6, 11-9. The winners will now face the No. 2 seeded team of Ben and Katie Wilson in this afternoon’s title match.

“In the first set, we were making a lot of shots,” said Tran. “In the second set, we were missing a lot of them.”

“They just started playing better,” said Huck. “We all know each other and are friends. We always want to win, but this is fun. Matt hit one ball right at Alex’s head, and Alex somehow hit it back. You just laugh at that and move on.”

The team of Poe and McFerran had mini-break advantages in the tie-breaker third set at 4-2 and 6-4. But the team of Tran and Huck scored five of the next six points and had a couple of match points.

“I got a little tight and had some butterflies,” said Tran. “But I settled down.”

From a 9-9 tie, Tran and Huck scored the final two points for the victory.

The Wilson team defeated Angie Jantulo and Scott Kennedy 6-3, 6-3 to create the berth in the title match.

“Ben and Katie are a really good team so it should be a good match,” said Tran.

The tournament runs through Sunday afternoon on the Anderson University courts.

1
Text Only
Sports
  • SPT - HB0423 - AU baseball - 117 Heberling lifts Ravens to crucial win Cole Heberling's 11th-inning hit landed in right field for an RBI-single Tuesday, and the Anderson University baseball team moved into sole possession of second place in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference with a 6-5 victory against Rose-Hulman.

    April 22, 2014 3 Photos

  • Tigers nip Argylls in girls track meet ALEXANDRIA -- Kelsey Crisp had a trio of firsts and a second place finish and her Alexandria Tigers needed every one of those as they nipped Madison-Grant 61-60 in a girls dual track meet here Tuesday. Crisp won the 100, the 400 and the long jump and

    April 23, 2014

  • SPT - HB0423 - PHHS golf 1 PH displays depth, dismantles Delta Three of Pendleton Heights top five golfers sat out Tuesday’s match against Delta, and the Arabians barely missed a beat. Tyler Meyer and Chase Simpson fired low nine-hole scores of 36 to pace the Arabians to a 159-190 victory over the Eagles.

    April 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • SPL - PT041014 - Ken de la Bastide column - Ken sig Ken de la Bastide: Familiar names coming to Anderson

    Names familiar to racing fans will be competing this weekend at Anderson Speedway in the CRA Super Series and USSA Sprint Car Challenge.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - HB0422 - AHS PH 4 Lady Tribe takes down county champs In sports, timing can be everything. For the Anderson Lady Tribe, the timing was perfect for an upset Monday night as they squared off with 2014 Madison County softball champion Pendleton Heights. Anderson took advantage of five Pendleton errors and pounded out seven hits to take a 12-5 win over the sixth-ranked Arabians.

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - HB0422 - Bremer mug George Bremer: Holmes becomes center of attention Khaled Holmes already was shaping up as one of the more interesting players to watch on the Indianapolis Colts' roster this summer. With Phil Costa's decision to retire on Monday, Holmes becomes one of the most vital.

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Millers knock down M-G Class 2A Madison-Grant took a big step up to play Class 4A Noblesville in softball on Monday night, and the result was a 10-0 loss in five innings to the Millers.

    April 21, 2014

  • Area Roundup: Tigers rally to win ranked battle Alexandria rallied for three runs in the sixth inning to knock off Daleville 7-6 in a battle of ranked teams Monday night.

    April 21, 2014

  • Mike Lopresti: Pacers remain puzzling So now what? The NBA playoffs began Saturday night, and nothing had changed. They are still the Indiana Puzzles. They are still the enigma that no one can explain, least of all themselves. They are still a shadow of December, only now, the defeats start to really hurt.

    April 20, 2014

  • 500 Festival Mini Marathon might not fill field

    With less than two weeks to go, the 38th 500 Festival Mini Marathon might not have a full field for the first time in 12 years.

    April 20, 2014