Tonawanda News


November 7, 2013

Ringler and Robins earn win at States


Tonawanda News — “I think during the season they were focused on winning the title. They were focused on the team and they really wanted the title,” LeMar said. “They both worked hard to go undefeated, and in the NFL tournament they played well, and they had confidence in their abilities. When we went to sectionals I knew they had a good chance to be in the mix to go to the states, but they had to play three amazing matches to make it to states. 

“In the second round they knocked out a team that went to states last year. Then they won a three and a half hour match in the finals — it wasn’t just the length that made the win impressive, but the level of play was outstanding. Sometimes in our league you just make another ball, but this was a much higher level.”

Ringler and Robins have made a habit of stepping up their games when the situation called for it, and they continued the trend at states. LeMar said he found the most fulfillment in how much the girls enjoyed their time playing this season. He said it couldn’t have happened to more hard-working and deserving tennis players.

“At the end of it they were so happy that it happened the way it did,” LeMar said. “They knew they were the first girls to make states from NT, and they’re friends so it meant a lot to them as teammates. It was a special thing, and this is my 23rd year coaching. … I was very happy for them.”

Follow @tonanewssports and sports editor @MattParrino on Twitter for complete high school sports coverage.

Text Only
Featured Ads
Seasonal Content
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Front page
NDN Video
Ariz. Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution Began Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Raw: Funeral for Man Who Died in NYPD Custody Migrants Back in Honduras After US Deports Israeli American Reservist Torn Over Return Raw: ISS Cargo Ship Launches in Kazakhstan Six Indicted in StubHub Hacking Scheme Former NTSB Official: FAA Ban 'prudent' EPA Gets Hip With Kardashian Tweet Bodies of MH17 Victims Arrive in the Netherlands Biden Decries Voting Restrictions in NAACP Talk Broncos Owner Steps Down Due to Alzheimer's US, UN Push Shuttle Diplomacy in Mideast Trump: DC Hotel Will Be Among World's Best Plane Crashes in Taiwan, Dozens Feared Dead Republicans Hold a Hearing on IRS Lost Emails Raw: Mourners Gather As MH17 Bodies Transported Robot Parking Valet Creates Stress-free Travel Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament