Eagle tennis faces tough competition

By Michael Knight

Tennis 9/6
Playing with partner Molly Moden, Valerie Scott stands ready to take a swing at the ball on September 6.

The Lady Eagles tennis team met up with tough competition at Phillipsburg on September 6.

Starting the day with an 8-6 win, number one singles player, Adrian Dietz took home a third-place medal at the event. She unfortunately met two tough opponents after her first win, taking a 1-8 loss against Phillipsburg, and a 0-8 loss against Ellsworth.

Number one doubles, Lexus Haxton and Kacie Dunn, started with an 8-3 win over Phillipsburg. However, they faced a 3-8 loss against a second Phillipsburg team and a 4-8 loss against Ellsworth. This 1-2 record earned them a bronze medal.

Molly Moden and Valerie Scott completed the pattern of winning their first game against Phillipsburg with an 8-2 score. They were unable to take any more wins and ended with a 1-2 record, which also earned them a bronze medal.

Number two singles Julian Coker ended the night with a 0-3 record.

Coach Lori Dietz provided some optimism on the rough day.

“Although the scores don’t show it, the girls improved on a lot of things we’ve been working on in practice. Playing the tough teams is helping us get better.”