ROCKFORD (WREX) — Belen Nevenhoven captured a perfect season Saturday, winning the 2-A tennis sectional at Harlem High School. She played familiar opponent in Guilford's Kasey Aucutt, and swept consecutive sets 6-0, 6-0 to finish undefeated in 2020.
Nevenhoven was emotional following her last match, knowing it was the last time she'd represent Auburn as a tennis player.
"Right when I served it I was like 'wow, it's over', which is sad because it's been such a big part of the four years of my life," said Nevenhoven. "I think it's just the memories and everything I get to do with it, the people I get to meet."
Auburn as a team took home their third straight sectional, winning the doubles side of the tourney as well. Paris Thompson and Amy Park defeated Hononegah's Elizabeth Schindler and Karlie Anderson in the doubles title.