Lady Eagles serve up gold

Tennis 9/13
Striking her forehand, Molly Moden hits a winner on September 13.

By Cambrie Kemp
Lady Eagles tennis team traveled to Colby on September 13 carrying their determination and rackets and returned carrying gold medals for placing first as a team.

Kacie Dunn and Lexus Haxton took home first place as number one doubles. They defeated all of their opponents beginning with Colby Orange with a score of 8-2, Victoria with a score of 8-4, Ulysses with a score of 8-4, and finally Colby Black with a score of 8-4.

Haxton commented on the doubles team, “Being our third meet together, we played very well together and have learned each other’s strengths and weaknesses.”

Adrian Dietz, who competed as number one singles, placed second with a 4-1 record. Victoria was her only loss of the day with a score of 4-8. Dietz then went undefeated for the rest of her rounds, outscoring Ulysses, 8-2, and Colby Black, 8-5. Her other two wins were byes.

Molly Moden and Valerie Scott took home the silver, placing second as number two doubles. They lost their first match against Colby Orange, 5-8. They quickly made a comeback, winning their next games against Victoria, 8-6, and Ulysses with an astounding score of 8-0. They finished their day off with a win against Colby Black, 8-6. 

Julian Coker, the number two singles player, ended her day with a 3-2 record and brought home the bronze.

Weighing in on the team’s performance, Dunn stated, “We worked well together and had a lot of fun.”