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Connersville Girls Tennis Sectional Recaps; Wildcats win

Connersville Girls Tennis Sectional Recaps

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Semifinals- Connersville 3, Rushville 2

Edited recap from Connersville’s Chris Bloom- The Spartans got a 3-2 victory over Rushville in the sectional opener. We had some great efforts at all 5 spots. The girls competed well and were able to come through in some big moments.

At 2 doubles, Morgan Dafler and Cheryl Garrison got our first point even through adversity. We won the last three games in the second set after being down 5-4 to win the set.  I was proud of the resolve that was shown. The other two points came from number 1 singles Kirsten Ellis and 1 doubles Rylee Fuller/Gwyneth Kibbey. They were solid from the start and played.

The Spartans are 7-6 and will face Franklin County on Friday in the sectional championship.

Edited recap from Rushville’s Daniel Riddell-  The Lady Lions tennis team travelled to Connersville on Wednesday to take on the Lady Spartans in sectional. Both teams played extremely hard, resulting in a 3-2 loss to Connersville.

At #3 singles Audrey Gulley gave the Lady Lions a 1-0 lead after defeating her opponent 6-2, 6-3. The #2 doubles team of Lily Yager and Isabella Wilson were the next match off the court after losing a close second set with scores of 2-6, 5-7.  At #2 singles, Lexey Yager gave the Lady Lions the advantage again after defeating her opponent 6-0, 4-6, 6-0. Alexis Fenimore represented the team at #1 singles but was unable to best her opponent, ending with scores 0-6, 1-6.

With the match tied at 2-2, the #1 doubles team of Juliana Simmermon and Josie Fields took on the Spartans in the deciding match. Both ladies played aggressively, but ultimately fell to the experienced Connersville duo with scores 2-6, 5-7.

The team’s final record is 5-15.

  • 1 singles- Kerstin Ellis (CO) defeated Alexis Fennimore (RU) 6-0, 6-1
  • 2 singles- Lexey Yager (RU) defeated Haley Baker (CO) 6-0, 4-6, 6-0
  • 3 singles- Audrey Gulley (RU) defeated Bailey Wilson (CO) 6-2, 6-3
  • 1 doubles- Rylee Fuller/Gwyneth Kibbey (CO) defeated Josie Fields/Juliana Simmermon (RU) 6-2, 6-3
  • 2 doubles- Morgan Dafler/Cheryl Garrison (CO) defeated Isabella Wilson/Lily Yager (RU) 6-2, 7-5

Semifinals- Franklin County 5, Union County 0

Edited recap from Franklin County’s Denny Dorrell- FCHS defeated Union County in the 1st round of the IHSAA sectional tournament. FCHS will take on Connersville at Connersville for the Sectional Title on Friday.

  • 1 singles- Allie Routh defeated Emily Harrison 6-0, 6-2
  • 2 singles- Elise Klei defeated Ella Reis 6-0, 6-1
  • 3 singles- Kacie Williams defeated Hayley Kottka 6-0, 6-1
  • 1 doubles- Rae Ertel/Grace Roth defeated Kylie Hetzer/Ryleigh Hollen 7-5, 6-1
  • 2 doubles- Kaylin Knapp/Nicole Mears defeated Anna Buckler/Ellie Pitcher

Final results follow.

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