McIsaac uses serve as weapon to win women's city singles title

By Herald-Whig
Posted: Jun. 24, 2019 12:50 am

QUINCY -- Rebecca McIsaac had a sense things might go her way Sunday.

"You hit that serve in warmups and you're like, ‘OK, this is feeling good. This is what we're really going to use as a weapon,'" McIsaac said.

Her serve turned out to be lethal. McIsaac, the former Quincy University tennis player, took control of the women's open division championship match in the Quincy Tennis Association's city singles tournament from the start and rolled to a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Olivia Clayton on Sunday at the Quincy Racquet Club.

"Quincy tennis has done a lot for me the last four or five years," said McIsaac, who graduated from QU in 2018. "So being able to come out and win the city championship was pretty special."

Getting ahead and staying ahead was key.

"I played pretty smart today," McIsaac said. "My serve was good. My first serve percentage was pretty high. And I was really aggressive."

It helped to be ready, something which was a challenge as storms interrupted the tournament throughout the weekend.

"Saturday, we really didn't know when we were going to play," McIsaac said. "So trying to figure out when we needed to warm up, when we should start moving, when we could just sit back and relax was kind of a challenge. They did a really good job of keeping that play flowing. You made sure you were ready."

In the women's open division consolation championship, Cindy Crist beat Kori Obert 6-3, 6-3. Audra Cain won the women's 3.5 division championship with a 3-6, 6-4, 10-1 victory over Lily Hayes.

In the men's open division consolation championship, Reade Reiter defeated Tristan Watson 6-2, 6-3.

Abbot Haner won the men's 3.5 division with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over William Hyde. Josh Vahle won the men's 3.5 consolation championship, defeating Blake Degitz 6-0, 6-1.

In the men's 4.0 division, Sean Robertson outlasted Troy Fox 6-4, 7-5 in the title match. In the men's 4.0 consolation championship, Gerry Korb beat Sammy Shumake 6-0, 6-0.

William Hanlin won the junior 14-and-under combined championship, beating Jason Derian 6-0, 7-6. Brooks Sonethongkham won the 14-and-under consolation championship with a 6-4, 4-6, 10-7 victory over Aly Young.

In the junior 12-and-under division, Kael Holzgrafe beat Joe Warning 7-5, 6-3 and Harrison Miller 6-1, 6-1 to win the round-robin championship.