Lady Eagles tennis at home

Tennis 9/24
Madison Schoenthaler sets up for a forehand ground stroke at the home meet on September 24
By Julian Coker
Hosting eight area tennis teams, the Trego Invitational was held at home on September 24.

In the number one doubles, Kacie Dunn and Lexus Haxton played well with a close win against Gunder and Beran from Central Plains, 8-6. After losing to Harmon and Shremmer, Hoisington, 4-8, they moved to the back side of the bracket. Next, they lost to Hammerschmidt and Hockersmith, 3-8. Their last loss was to Malmberg and Mathes, 1-8. They finished the day with a 1-3 record placing eighth.

Adrian Dietz, number one singles, also had a 1-3 record and placed eighth. She won her first match in tie-break, 8-7 (7-1), against Prewitt from Philipsburg. Her losses were to Victoria, Tribune, and Hoisington.

Number two doubles players, Molly Moden and Valerie Scott, ended their day with tenth place and a 2-2 record. They lost to Woelk and Ibarra from Tribune, 2-8. Then they had two strong wins over Woodyard and Karnes, Norton, 8-2, and Mooney and Burgess, Hoisington, 8-2. In their last match of the day, they fell to Solida and Sisson of Philipsburg, 4-8.

Madison Schoenthaler, number two singles, finished with a 1-3 record and placed 12th. Her win was against Ingram from Hoisington, 8-3. Her losses were to Philipsburg, Tribune, and Osborne.

Coach Lori Dietz commented, “This tournament is a great way to see where we are in our strengths and weaknesses. We will continue working on building stamina and finishing out tough matches with a win.”