A-P's Hovenga wins NICL tennis title

A-P's Lily Hovenga, pictured here in action against GC/G-R in Aplington last Wednesday, April 27, won an NICL title at No. 2 singles in Waterloo on Monday, May 2, 2022. (Jake Ryder photo)
Jake Ryder
Eclipse News-Review

Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct the results at No. 3 doubles from what was incorrectly originally listed in results submitted to the Eclipse. Any reference to team scores has also been removed with the exception of acknowledging Columbus as team champions, which I can reasonably confirm through social media posts. I apologize for publishing incorrect information that I received from what I assumed to be a trustworthy source.

Aplington-Parkersburg senior Lily Hovenga won the North Iowa Cedar League title at No. 2 singles at the NICL girls tennis tournament in Waterloo on Monday, May 2.

Sophia Fain of Columbus was the runner-up at No. 2 singles. The Columbus Sailors were team champions.

MaryClaire McCarter was the other area champion, winning the title at No. 6 singles. Courtnee Alberts of A-P was the runner-up.

Other area runners-up included A-P’s Adria Neymeyer and Libby Janssen at No. 3 and No. 4 singles, respectively; Ellie Knock of D-NH was the No. 5 singles runner-up.

In doubles competition, Anna Frahm and Aida Tott were the runners-up at No. 2 doubles behind Columbus’ Alli Hagness and Sophia Fain.

A-P's Neymeyer and Peyton Klooster teamed up to finish second at No. 3 doubles behind Erin and Rachel Hollen of Columbus.


NICL Girls Tennis

At Byrnes Park, W’loo

Top 2 finishers



No. 1 - Chloe Butler (Col); Jaidyn Teske (SH)

No. 2 - Lily Hovenga (A-P); Sophia Fain (Col)

No. 3 - Alli Hagness (Col); Adria Neymeyer (A-P)

No. 4 - Avery Hogan (Col); Libby Janssen (A-P)

No. 5 - Erin Hollen (Col); Ellie Knock (D-NH)

No. 6 - MaryClaire McCarter (D-NH); Courtnee Alberts (A-P)



No. 1 - Butler/Hogan (Col); Teske/Madisun Salazar (SH)

No. 2 - Hagness/Fain (Col); Anna Frahm/Aida Tott (D-NH)

No. 3 - E. Hollen/Rachel Hollen (Col); Neymeyer/Peyton Klooster (A-P)


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