Tennis team digs deep to defeat Lancaster Mennonite 5-2

Withstanding severe heat, the L-S girls tennis team defeated Lancaster Mennonite to remain undefeated on Thursday.

Taylor Capoferri won her singles match,
and also contributed a doubles victory with
her sister
In an early singles match, Taylor Capoferri was pitted against Naomi Bronkema of LMH. Both players launched powerful shots back and forth at one another, and it was quite competitive. Capoferri pulled away, though, to win 6-1, 6-1.

"The competition ... is feisty," Morgan Murphy noted while cheering for teammates.

Sarah Capoferri and Shirley Drot de Gourville also defeated their respective opponents Anya Pronina and Bethany Bronkema handily, giving the Pioneers three of four points in singles matches. In Sarah Capoferri's match, significant volleying occurred as each player placed shots well, necessitating frantic sprints on the court.

Another strenuous singles game was played by Lauren Rettew, who won her first set 6-1, but then lost the second and third sets, giving LMH the victory.
Sarah Capoferri and her sister swept their
doubles match

During doubles, the dynamic duo of Capoferri sisters won their match 8 to 0.

“The Capoferris are killing it!” commented a teammate while watching their match. 

The top doubles easily won their match, while the second doubles had more of a struggle. They began losing to LMH from the beginning with a score of 4 to 1. Sami Williams and Rettew's teamwork paid off when their score started to increase. After playing a long, impressive doubles match, Sami and Lauren eventually lost to LMH. 

Shirley Drot de Gourville won her singles
match, and contributed to a win in doubles
as well
In the third doubles match, Drot de Gourville and Lauren Petersheim swept LMH 8-0, handing the Pioneers a 5-2 victory.

The heat radiated off the courts so much that the coaches took several trips to the trainer's room for refills and more ice to keep everyone hydrated and cool. 

And in the extreme heat of both the temperature and the competition, the L-S girls tennis team won the overall match, continuing its undefeated streak.

--Maggie Johnson, Assistant Sports Editor/Tennis Reporter; Photos courtesy of Mrs. Susan Rettew, Assistant Tennis Coach/English Department Head

Edited: BP

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