Girls' Tennis defeats Manheim Central in second-to-last match

As the Girls’ Tennis Team nears the end of the season, the last two matches are key to securing their spot as the number two team in the league line-up. The game began with the threat of impending rain, further postponing matches into the weekdays, which all have a chance of rain. Anxious about the impending rain, the team began their second to last match. The girls’ attention was high, knowing a win must occur in order to maintain their spot in the league. While scanning the dark, grey skies, the girls began their doubles matches with high expectations.

The matches began with a strong start with wins on all courts. The number four doubles consisting of Izzy Mazaheri and Julia Breneman quickly won with a score of 8 to 1. The number two doubles was a closer score of 4 to 3, but ending with a score of 8 to 3. After the number three doubles won their match with a score of 8 to 2, the only doubles match continuing was the top doubles of the Capoferri sisters, who overall won with a score of 8 to 0. The Capoferri sisters had an unusually longer match, but all of the double matches ended around 4:30 only starting around 4:00.

The singles matches started rather quickly, to a positive start. Lauren Rettew played in Tennis ACES camp with a team member from Manheim Central, ignited a rivalry between the two players. All of the singles were joyfully easy wins, as the doubles were. Sarah Capoferri won her singles match, and she was the first one done with both set scores being 6 to 0. Many of the tennis girls were supporting the varsity team, including certain ones wearing crowns. Some of the players amused Coach Josh by wearing crowns during the matches, claiming to be the tennis queens. 

By the time that some of the singles matches were going on, L-S had already won the overall match. Shirley Drot de Gourville then won her singles match with both sets having a score of 6 to 1. After Shirley finished her match, Lauren Rettew quickly finished her match with the first set having a score of 6 to 1, and the second having a score of 6 to 2. The only singles match still going on was Taylor’s. She won her first set, but the second set was taking a longer amount of time. Her overall tennis match was another win. 

Today’s match was another great success for the girls’ tennis team, with the impressive score of 7 to 0. Even Coach Josh was impressed: “It was a good win and I hope we do well on Wednesday for our final match!” The last match on Wednesday should be another good match, while also recognizing the seniors. Thus far in the season, it has been very promising with a winning streak except for one loss against Donegal. Today, Manheim Central seemed surprised at their loss, while the L-S tennis girls were very excited about their win.
--Maggie Johnson, Assistant Sports Editor/Tennis Reporter

Edited: BE

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