SHELBYVILLE – On the road at former conference foe Shelbyville, the Lady Lions were edged by the Lady Golden Bears 3-2 in varsity tennis action.
The Lady Lions got a win at No. 1 singles, where Allison Wainwright rallied from a set down to defeat Bri Ayers 4-6, 6-1, 6-2.
At No. 1 doubles, Jill Yager and Casey Yager defeated Leigh Durphey and Cortney Pearce 6-3, 6-3.
“Tonight we got the kind of effort from our number ones, singles and doubles, that we need from everyone every time we take the court,” Coach Heuer noted. “It was apparent that off-court commitments and distractions cost us our concentration and focus in the other varsity matches and we missed an opportunity for another significant victory.”
At No. 2 singles, Katie Schroeder lost 6-2, 6-3 to Maddie Clark. At No. 3 singles, Sarah Harpring was defeated 6-0, 6-3 by Christina Douglass. At No. 2 doubles, Sarah Hershberger and Nici Martin fell 6-0, 7-6 (7-3) to Casidy Skipton and Alivia Chenoweth.
The Lady Lions finish the regular season 10-8 overall and 4-3 in the EIAC.
In junior varsity action, Larissa Dunn lost 8-4. Courtney Hall lost 8-2 and 8-2. Riko Itakura lost 8-5. Bridgette Welter lost 8-2. Sarah Schombert and Payton Brower lost a close match 8-6. Abbey Whitaker and Maddy Kasey won 8-4. Natali Miller and Emilee Rogers won 8-7 (7-4).
Contact: Aaron Kirchoff at 765-932-2222, ext. 114