All-Area girls tennis: Rebecca Siegler, St. Andrew's
Saturday, June 04, 2011
There still are reminders of the injuries St. Andrew's Rebecca Siegler has suffered during her high school career.
She still wears an ankle brace and still worries about letting her racket head drop because it might reinjure her wrist.
But Siegler was healthy this season, and it showed. She won the team state singles title with a 6-1, 7-5 victory over Miami-Carrolton's Daniela Lopez, a match that also clinched the state team title for the Scots.
"Through all the adversity she has faced, she has come through that," St. Andrew's coach Scott Williams said. "For her to clinch the final match that won us the state championship was amazing."
Before her freshman year even started, Siegler needed surgery on her wrist. She reinjured it soon after returning.
As a sophomore, she teamed with Anika Novacek to win the state overall doubles title, but the next season was slowed by a sprained ankle and a bulging disc in her back.
Heading into her senior season, Siegler was determined to stay healthy and prove that she could still be one of state's best.
Siegler, who committed to Wake Forest, cruised through the regular season undefeated, but lost to American Heritage's Rasheeda McAdoo in districts and regionals.
"I think (the losses to McAdoo) are why in that final match she just had fire in her eyes," Williams said.
Reached state semis at No. 1 position and was part of state runner-up doubles team.
Finished 9-1 record, reached state title match as an individual and qualified for states in doubles.
Won district title; made it to Class 3A state individuals semifinals with a record of 10-2.
Won district, regional and state titles at No. 2 position with a record of 11-2.
Suffered only loss (11-1) at districts but rebounded at regionals .
Alexandra Sexton, Fr., Benjamin
Carlee Rizzolo, Jr., Jupiter Christian
Rasheeda McAdoo, So., American Heritage
Elysse Graci, Fr., Boca Raton
Tracy Doering, Jr., Dwyer
Benjamin Carolina Araskog; Cardinal Newman Stephanie Schaeffer; Dwyer Amanda Germain, Abigail Klein; King' Academy Brianna Whalin; Palm Beach Central Chana Camacho; St. Andrew's Caroline Hsu, Virginia Peck-Philips, Rachel McKay; Spanish River Nimi Uberoi, Veena Vasquez; Suncoast Nikki Bellam
COACH OF THE YEAR
Guided Scots to fourth state championship and first since 1994 with a record of 17-2.
BEST OF THE TREASURE COAST
Fort Pierce Central Emily Noel, Joirnique George; John Carroll Sara Charles, Jenna Taylor; Lincoln Park Academy Michelle Sabado; Martin County Hanna Slutsky, Stevie Platt, Melany Frehafer, Tata Blotnick; South Fork Katie Tobin.