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RHS GIRLS’ TENNIS HISTORY

            The first notification, interscholastically, of Girls’ Tennis appeared in the 1962 yearbook, even though tennis was sanctioned for girls in 1949.  Susan Borders began as coach of the girls’ tennis team in 1962.

            The first girls’ state championship team in 1965 was coached by Shirley Stiers.

Stiers again coached the 1967 girls’ tennis team to a state championship.

            The 1971 girls’ state championship team was led by first year coach Karen Fey.

            Before girls’ tennis appeared as an interscholastic sport at RHS, it was played as an internal physical education activity, intramural, in class competitions, and GAA.

 

Year
District Place
State Place
Notes
Coach
1962
     3rd
   Susan Borders
1963
     1st
   Shirley Stier
1964
     1st
     7th
   1st recognized competition
   Shirley Stier
1965
     1st
     1st
   Shirley Stier
1966
     1st
     2nd
   Shirley Stier
1967
     2nd
     1st
   Shirley Stier
1968
Not reported.
   Rain delayed district.
   Mrs. Bayly
1969
     2nd
   Roberta Hettinger
1970
     2nd
     3rd
   Roberta Hettinger
1971
     2nd
     1st
   3rd State Title
   Karen Fey
1972
     2nd
     5th
   Karen Fey
1973
One entry from district to state.
   Art Nolet
1974
     2nd
     6th
   Mari Woodruff
1975
     2nd
   Leslie Brown
1976
     2nd
     Tie 4th
   Leslie Brown
1977
     2nd
   Leslie Brown
1978
     3rd
   Fran Wong
1979
    4th
   Al Hoffman
1980
     2nd
   Anne Sugars
1981
     4th
   Bobbie Gum
1982
     5th
   Randy Chace
1983
     3rd
   Randy Chace
1984
     3rd
   Greg Pillette
1985
     3rd
   Jackie Wilbanks
1986
     3rd
   Steve Bahr
1987
     3rd
   Jody Root
1988
     2nd
1989
   2nd
Jody Root
1990
   1st
Jody Root
1991
   1st
   3rd
Jody Root
1992
   2nd
Jody Root
1993
   1st
Jody Root
1994
   3rd
Jody Root
1995
   3rd
Jody Root
1996
   2nd
Jody Root
1997
   3rd
Jody Root
1998
   Tie 1st
Jody Root
1999
   3rd
Jody Root
2000
   3rd
Jody Root
2001
   2nd
Jody Root
2002
   2nd
Jody Root
2003
   2nd
Jody Root
2004
   Tie 1st
Jody Root
2005
   3rd
Jody Root
2006
   6th
Jody Root
2007
   6th
Jody Root
2008 5th     Kevin Borrelli
2009 6th     Shari Notenboom
2010 2nd     Shari Notenboom
State Champions
League Champions
1965
1963
1967
1964
1971
1965
1966
State Top Ten
1990
1956  9th
1991
1963  8th
1993
1964  7th
1998
1966  2nd
2004
1970  3rd
League Runner-ups
1972  5th
16
1973  7th
1974  6th
1976  4th
1991  3rd