Shawe netters survive ‘most difficult’ 5-0 win to remain perfect 5-0
Thursday, April 20, 2017 3:01 PM
Shawe’s girls tennis team remained unbeaten on the season with a 5-0 win at New Washington on Wednesday.
Despite the lopsided final score, the individual match scores were very competitive. Three of the matches went three sets and the two straight-set wins were closely contested.
But the Hilltoppers still found a way to pull out the win.
“Well I must say that was the most difficult 5-0 victory we’ve ever experienced. I think we would all agree that we didn’t come out ready to play across the board,” Shawe coach Steve Sims said. “Everyone started out a little rusty. The good part about it is that we were able to all recover, some sooner than others, and pull out a victory. This really showed us that we have a lot to work on. The positive thing I will say about it is that we never gave up. When three matches go three sets and you win them all, that says a little about your grit and determination. Even when we didn’t have our best night, we never gave up.”
Results were: Singles — No. 1 Claire Higgins (SM) def. Olivia Graebe (NW) 6-2, 6-2; No. 2 Megan Hill (SM) def. Reagan Zimmerman (NW) 2-6, 6-2, 6-2; No. 3 Katrena Gobert (SM) def. Jessica James (NW) 3-6, 6-3, 7-5. Doubles — No. 1 Megan Hesse, Kate Grote (SM) def. Katie Harrod, Natalie Harrod (NW) 6-3, 6-2; No. 2 Carson Hambrick, Olivia Kelley (SM) def. Haley Tye, Emma Graebe (NW) 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5).
Shawe, now 5-0 on the season, host Christian Academy today.
Borden edges Lady Rebs 3-2 on super tie-breaker
Southwestern’s girls tennis team dropped a close 3-2 decision at Borden on Wednesday.
The Lady Rebels claimed wins in both doubles but lost a super-tiebreaker at No. 3 singles to lose the team match by one.
Results were: Singles — No. 1 Jessica Kay (B) d. Emma Foley (SW) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2; No. 2 Riley Holmes (B) d. Sam Sutherd (SW) 6-1, 6-1; Madison Owen (B) d. Zoe Griffin (SW) 5-7, 6-2, 14-12. Doubles — No. 1 Ashlyn Cloud, Kaytlynn Summer (SW) d. Lindsey Kruer, Jordan Munk (B) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4; No. 2 Laney Marshall, Avery Davis (SW) d. Hanna Popp, Lilly Huerta 6-1, 6-0.
Southwestern travels to Trinity Lutheran today.