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Girls tennis defeats Springfield, falls to Tipp

By Ron Nunnari –


CLAYTON — On September 5 the Northmont girls tennis team scored a 3-2 home court victory over Springfield to improve to 4-6 overall and 1-3 in conference play.

At first singles Lauren Kelsey (Northmont) defeated Amanda Dillon 6-1, 6-2.

At second doubles Meleehah Umerani (Springfield) scored a 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 victory over Athaiah Peters.

Hailey Jenkins (Northmont) defeated Jenna Grinvalds 7-6, 6-1 at third singles.

In first doubles action Ayana McCain and Ashton Slusher (Northmont) defeated Amal Umerani and Anjali Mistry 2-6, 6-2, 6-3.

Springfield’s other victory came at second doubles where Emily Hasecke and Katrina Dooley defeated Whitney White and Serenity Anderson 0-6, 7-6, 6-2.

“This was such an even match. We won two courts early, but then the final three matches all went three sets,” said Northmont Coach Chrissy Hall. “Springfield came from behind at both second singles and second doubles to even the match 2-2. It came down to first doubles, and Ayana and Ashton were playing some of their best tennis of the year as they pulled out a 6-2 win in their third set, clinching the match for us!”

Monday the Lady Bolts hosted Tipp and were swept 5-0.

At first singles Amelia Zweizig defeated Lauren Kelsey 6-4, 6-1.

Second singles saw Dakota Schroeder defeat Athaiah Peters 6-0, 6-1.

At third singles Sophia McDowell defeated Hailey Jenkins 6-1, 6-0.

First doubles play saw Jordan Jones and Claire Wint defeat Ayana McCain and Ashton Slusher 6-2, 6-0.

At second doubles Annie Livesay and Tasha Bruner defeated Whitney White and Rachel Smith 6-2, 6-0.

“Tipp is a very young but talented group,” Hall noted. “We were expecting a more competitive showing tonight at some spots, but we struggled at almost every position.”

Reach Ron Nunnari at 684-9124, via email or on Twitter @Englewood_Ind