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Girls Tennis Loses Tough Match to Warren

Tennis team loses non-conference match to Warren

Taylor Horner prepares to hit a tennis ball.

Jacob Johnson

Taylor Horner prepares to hit a tennis ball.

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The Antioch girls tennis team faced off on Monday, September 19, against Warren Township High School. In a match with delays for thunderstorms, and tough opponents, the girls ended up losing this non-conference match 2-5.

Senior Emily Gardner, is member of the girls Varsity team.

“I think as a whole we fought hard,” Gardner said. “Warren is a tough team, and we will continue to get better.”

Positives still came out of this the loss. Single matches were won by junior Kelsey Neville, and senior Sjana Henderson giving the Sequoits their only two points of the match. Neville won her matches with scores of 6-4, 7-6, and Henderson with scores of 6-3, 7-5.

Jamie D’Andrea is the head coach of the Varsity girls tennis team.

“Antioch’s number one and number two singles players put forth solid efforts today,” D’Andrea said. “Neville and Henderson both faced deficits in their second sets when a thunderstorm threatened, halting play for half an hour. Both Sequoits came out strong after the intermission, though, evening out the game score before ultimately taking the match.”

Gardner believes there are skills that the team can work on to improve, and win more matches.

“I think as a whole we just need to work on consistency,” Gardner said. “So as long as we can start getting our shots in and getting our serves in we will be good.”

Neville believes that the season still looks bright coming after this loss, for herself and the team,

“Individually, I think I’ll make it back to state and win a few more matches than usual this year,” Neville said. “As a team we should definitely win sectionals, and we have a very good chance of placing in state this year. Our team is pretty solid this year.”

The girls play next September 22, against Lakes Community High School.

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