By Aaron Kirchoff Rushville Republican
---- — BROOKVILLE – Despite the frigid conditions, the Lady Lions tennis team traveled to Franklin County Tuesday and returned with a 4-1 victory over the Lady Wildcats. The Lady Lions are now 2-0 on the season and 1-0 in conference play.
“For our second match in a row, our Indiana spring time weather did not cooperate. We had 37 degrees at match time and we even saw a few snowflakes blowing around during the match,” Coach Heuer noted. “We were a little short-handed on the varsity side and had to move a couple kids into new spots. Everyone responded well and we got another solid win in a conference match.”
At No. 1 singles, Allison Wainwright won a 3-setter over Jodi Barnes 2-6, 6-2, 6-4. At No. 2 singles, Sarah Harpring defeated Lauren Mohr 6-3, 7-5. At No. 3 singles, Haley Riddell lost 6-3, 7-5 to Mallory Stewart.
In doubles, the No. 1 duo of Casey Yager and Katie Schroeder defeated Audrey Brack and Tana Stang 6-1, 7-6 (8-6). At No. 2 doubles, Nici Martin and Sarah Hershberger won 6-0, 6-1 over Samantha Apsley and Olivia Fledderman.
In junior varsity action, Riko Itakura won 6-4. Courtney Hall won 6-0. Bridgette Welter won 6-0. Emilee Rogers fell 6-1. Sarah Schombert and Larissa Dunn teamed to win 6-1. Maddy Kasey and Abbey Whitaker won 6-2. Natali Miller and Payton Brower won 6-0.
Contact: Aaron Kirchoff at 765-932-2222, ext. 114