On the nicest day of the season so far, the Eagles topped Alexandria 5-2 on Thursday evening in a dual match at the DHS courts. Byt agreement of the coaches, the match consisted of four varsity singles slots and three varsity doubles positions.
For the second day in a row, the girls’ tennis team faced an undefeated team and sent them home with their first loss. On Wednesday, the Eagles beat previously undefeated Mt. Vernon. Then on Thursday Alexandria brought a 7-0 record into the match before falling.
Senior Gwen Clark got things started by being the first off the court with a 6-0, 6-0 victory at No. 1 singles.
Sophomore Gabby Knight and senior Katie Alexander also gained comfortable wins in singles.
The Eagles’ top two doubles teams of Janet Wegener/Maggie Hunt and Iva Witter/Madelyn Haley were also straight-set winners. Witter and Haley enjoyed their best match of the season is a 6-2, 6-2 win.
The JV team edged Alexandria 8-6. A dozen of our brand-new players got a match against an opponent for the first time. Two of those rookies, sophomores Grace Flowers and Carmen Maxwell, won 8-7 in a tiebreaker to give the Eagles the decisive point in the team victory!
Another key point was Hailey Conner, who rallied from a 0-4 hole to win 8-6 in singles. Autumn Subler also won 8-6 in singles in a tight match.
Other JV winners were Kelsey Vest and Emily Hayes in singles and the doubles teams of Rylen Jones/Anna Cardemon, Ava Fallon/Hannah McDowell and Caitlyn Kirby/Sarah Haney.
The 20th-ranked varsity (3-3) will next play at the eight-team Crawfordsville Invitational on Saturday. The JV (2-2) will play tonight at Yorktown, then travel to the eight-team Plymouth Invitational on Saturday.
- Gwen Clark won 6-0, 6-0
- Gabby Knight won 6-3, 6-2
- Brylee Beckley lost 3-6, 4-6
- Katie Alexander won 6-2, 6-3
- Janet Wegener / Maggie Hunt won 6-2, 6-4
- Madelyn Haley / Iva Witter won 6-2, 6-2
- Olivia Miller / Eden Richey lost 5-7, 6-2, 1-6
- Hailey Conner won 8-6
- Kelsey Vest won 8-1
- Emily Hayes won 8-2
- Autumn Subler won 8-6
- Rylen Jones / Anna Cardemon won 8-2
- Ava Fallon / Hannah McDowell won 8-5
- Caitlyn Kirby / Sarah Haney won 8-4
- Emily Woodson / Carley Kitchens lost 4-8
- Grace Flowers / Carmen Maxwell won 8-7
- Lani Anderson / Mariah Garrett lost 1-8
- Maddy Cooper / Sara Longoni lost 0-8
- Avery Barnes / Sam Diaz lost 4-8
- Ashlynn Sparks / Hannah Swanson lost 0-8
- Mackemzie Lipps / Ava McCully lost 0-8