The Ottumwa Courier


June 1, 2012

Salgado, Granneman clinch a place

IOWA CITY — One more day and two more matches as an Ottumwa Bulldog athlete.

That’s what was on the line for senior Ashley Salgado Thursday in the later stages of the first day at the Class 2A girls state doubles tennis tournament.

Teaming with junior Kelsey Granneman to form the top doubles team on the Ottumwa girls tennis team this season, Salgado’s second trip to state included a first-ever win. Salgado and Granneman outlasted Cedar Rapids Washington’s Lanie Sabin and Rina Moore, 7-5 and 6-4, to advance to the doubles quarterfinals.

But after a 6-1, 7-5 loss to top-seeded Urbandale’s Michelle VanRoekel and Madeline Heer, Salgado and Granneman faced a do-or-die consolation quarterfinal matchup with another team from Cedar Rapids Washington. A loss to Kristin King and Olivia Brooks would bring an end to Granneman’s first state tennis tournament trip and Salgado’s fantastic prep career.

Instead, Salgado and Granneman will play for a place as one of the best eight doubles teams in Class 2A. The Bulldog duo helped eliminate both of Washington’s qualifying doubles teams, beating King and Brooks 6-4, 6-2 to advance to the consolation semifinal round at University of Iowa Tennis Courts in Iowa City.

It was certainly a much different experience at state for Salgado after losing in two straight sweeps as a sophomore in 2010 with Ally Schulz. Salgado and Granneman, now 12-3 on the season, will play in two final matches today starting with a morning match-up against Bettendorf’s Dana Waterman and Ali Grampp.

While Salgado and Granneman compete for a spot in the top eight of the 2A doubles tournament, Oskaloosa’s Amanda Stefanik is assured of a top-four finish in Class 1A singles play. The fourth-seeded undefeated senior moved to 20-0 on the season with a pair of wins at Byrnes Park in Waterloo, sweeping Spirit Lake-Okoboji’s Hannah Coenen (6-0, 6-4) and Red Oak’s Kate Walker (6-4, 6-2).

Stefanik has yet to lose a postseason set and will put her undefeated on the line against the other three seeded players in the field. Top-ranked Jayln Deering of Camanche will be Stefanik’s first test Friday in the semifinal round with second-seeded Mary Eide of Fort Dodge St. Edmond and third-seeded Ashley Dohlman of Aplington-Parkersburg also competing for the 1A state singles crown.

“Our goal is 22-0 and a state title,” Oskaloosa head girls tennis coach Josh Bandstra said. “We’ll see what happens.”

Albia’s Savannah Belcher, who was swept by Stefanik in the regional finals at Pella, could not overcome a tough draw as a regional runner-up. The Lady Dees’ lone state qualifier saw her season end on Thursday after being swept in the opening round by Eide (6-0, 6-0) and by Waterloo Columbus’ qualifier Ashlee Sinnott in the consolation round (6-1, 6-1).


Class 2A State Singles and Doubles Tennis Tournament

At University of Iowa Tennis Center, Iowa City


FIRST ROUND — No. 1 Michelle VanRoekel and Madeline Heer (Urbandale) def. Lisa Pusin and Chloe Stewart (West Des Moines Valley) 6-1, 6-0; Ashley Salgado and Kelsey Granneman (Ottumwa) def. Lanie Sabin and Rina Moore (Cedar Rapids Washington) 7-5, 6-4; Dana Waterman and Ali Grampp (Bettendorf) def. Anna Bowser and Kelsey Schingren (Fort Dodge) 6-1, 6-0; No. 4 Ann Ku and Sophia Samarendescu (Ames) def. Jenny Vens and Megan Goetzl (Clinton) 6-1, 6-1; No. 3 Payton Kintz and Jenna Heil (Johnston) def. Sarah Lasecki and Lindsay Minder (Cedar Rapids Kennedy) 6-3, 6-4; Kayla Dinshaw and Kyla Inderski (U) def. Kristin King and Olivia Brooks (CRW) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4; Griffin Rasche and Meggie Buikeman (C) def. Olivia Lofrgen and Elena Wilson (Iowa City West) 6-2, 6-2; No. 2 Jenni Aldrich and Lucy Korsakov (WDMV) def. Elizabeth Nutty and Taylor Thoen (Ames) 6-1, 6-3.

QUARTERFINALS — No. 1 VanRoekel and Heer (U) def. Salgado and Granneman (O) 6-1, 7-5; No. 4 Ku and Samarendescu (A) def. Waterman and Grampp (B)  7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-3); No. 3 Kintz and Heil (J) def. Dinshaw and Inderski (U) 6-4, 6-1; No. 2 Aldrich and Korsakov (WDMV) def. Rasche and Buikeman (C) 6-3, 6-4.

FIRST ROUND CONSOLATION — Bowser and Schingren (FD) def. Pusin and Stewart (WDMV) 6-4, 4-6, 10-7; Vens and Goetzl (C) def. Sabin and Moore (CRW) 6-1, 6-3; Lofrgen and Wilson (ICW) def. Lasecki and Minder (CRK) 6-3, 6-4; King and Brooks (CRW) def. Nutty and Thoen (A) 6-1, 6-2.

CONSOLATION QUARTERFINALS — Rasche and Buikeman (C) def. Bowser and Schingren (FD) 6-2, 6-3; Vens and Goetzl (C) def. Dinshaw def. Inderski (U) 6-4, 4-6, 10-7; Waterman and Grampp (B) def. Lofgren and Wilson (ICW) 6-1, 6-3; Salgado and Granneman (O) def. King and Brooks (CRW) 6-4, 6-2.

Class 1A State Singles and Doubles Tennis Tournament

At Byrnes Park, Waterloo


FIRST ROUND — No. 1 Jayln Deering (Camanche) def. Liz Rucker (Waverly-Shell Rock) 6-1, 6-0; Kathleen Hutchinson (Dubuque Walhert) def. Ellen Chalstrom (Fort Dodge St. Edmond) 6-4, 6-2; Kate Walker (Red Oak) def. Gabby Greco (Waterloo Columbus) 6-1, 6-2; No. 4 Amanda Stefanik (Oskaloosa) def. Hannah Coenen (Spirit Lake-Okoboji) 6-0, 6-4; No. 3 Ashley Dohlman (Aplington-Parkersburg) def. Jenna Wilkinson (Independence) 6-1, 6-0; Kylie Vogel (Cam.) def. Ashlee Sinnott (WC) 6-2, 6-3; Cassie Stanek (Sioux City Bishop Heelan) def. Casey Dean (Clarinda) 6-0, 6-3; No. 2 Mary Eide (FDSE) def. Savannah Belcher (Albia) 6-0, 6-0.

QUARTERFINALS — No. 1 Deering (Cam.) def. Hutchinson (DW) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5); No. 4 Stefanik (Osky) def. Kate Walker (RO) 6-4, 6-2; No. 3 Dohlman (AP) vs. Vogel (Cam.); No. 2 Eide (FDSE) def. Stanek (SCBH) 6-2, 6-4.

FIRST ROUND CONSOLATION — Greco (WC) def. Rucker (WSR) 6-2, 6-3; Chalstrom (FDSE) def. Coenen (SLO) 6-0, 6-0; Wilkinson (Ind.) def. Dean (Clar.) 6-4, 6-4; Sinnott (WC) def. Belcher (Albia) 6-1, 6-1.

CONSOLATION QUARTERFINALS — Stanek (SCBH) def. Greco (WC) 6-3, 6-2; Sinnott (WC) def. Wilkinson (Ind.) 7-6 (7-0), 6-0; Dohlman (AP) vs. Chalstrom (FDSE); Walker (RO) vs. Wilkinson (Ind.).

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