Providence senior Halli Trinkle advanced to the IHSAA individual singles state final for the second straight year.
Cathedral’s Ellie Pittman outlasted Trinkle, the 2018 state champion, 6-2, 6-4 in the title match. Trinkle finished her season with a 20-2 record. Her only losses were to the state champions from Kentucky and Indiana.
“Halli is a natural born leader,” Boesing said. “She has so much self-confidence and confidence in her game, that it’s so much fun to watch. She’s so passionate about the sport and she’ll do anything to get the win, and I admire her for that. She works so hard.”
Trinkle finished her four years at Providence with an 81-7 record. As a junior she became just the third female Pioneers athlete to win an individual state championship. Her other three seasons ended with a loss to the eventual state champion.
“I was pleased with [my career],” Trinkle said. “I’m really happy with the way I grew over the four years. I’d like to thank Scott [Gurgol], because he did a very good job coaching me. The whole team did a good job too.”
Trinkle will continue her career at the College of Charleston.
"I'm super-excited," she said. "The coaches are awesome. ... I'm really excited for what the future holds. I already know half my teammates and my roommate's on the tennis team, I'm super-excited for that too. I think we have a good thing going at Charleston."