SF Lincoln, Sebata Win
S.D. High School Titles
USTA Northern | October 9, 2017
Sioux Falls Lincoln took home the team title, while junior Danielle Sebata of Sioux Falls O'Gorman won both the singles and doubles titles at the 2017 South Dakota Girls State High School Tennis Tournament in Sioux Falls.
Lincoln finished first with 650 points, followed by Sioux Falls O'Gorman at 508 points and Rapid City Stevens with 494 points.
Sebata remained undefeated in her high school tennis career, claiming her third straight Flight 1 singles championship with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Lincoln's Meredith Benson. Sebata and her doubles partner Maddie Nguyen then defeated Benson and Ava Leonard in the Flight 1 doubles final 6-4, 6-2.
Leonard did not go home empty handed as she won the Flight 2 singles title 6-2, 6-2 over Nguyen. Johana Brower of Lincoln won the Flight 3 title with a 7-6 (4) 7-5 win over Ashley Lundstrom of Rapid City Stevens. ADVERTISEMENT In Flight 4, Emily Whitney of Lincoln beat Megan Fannin of WTN 6-0, 6-1, while Katie Conrad of Stevens won the Flight 5 title with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Elle Dobbs of Lincoln. Anni Cummings of WTN defeated Sabrina Kintz of Pierre 7-6 (4) 6-3 for the Flight 6 title.
In Flight 2 doubles, Brower and Whitney beat Anderson and Abby Dehler of Stevens 6-3, 7-5, while Sarah Zimmerman and Bohlen of Mitchell withstood Olson and Payton Crawford of Stevens 7-5, 2-6, 7-5.
Yankton won the Team Sportsmanship Award, while Benson was the Spirit of Max winner.
Note: Photos courtesy of the South Dakota Public Broadcasting.