Posted: Monday, April 27, 2015 7:27 pm
ROSSVILLE – The Rossville Hornets girls’ tennis team swept the Attica Red Ramblers 5-0 Monday night to improve to 5-2 in match play this season.
After starting the season 4-0, Rossville lost its next two matches to Western Boone and McCutcheon. Monday’s win ended the two-match skid, and the Hornets will look to build another win streak as they host the Eastern Comets today.
“We should be 7-0,” said Bud Wainscott, Rossville head coach. “There are reasons, and no excuses, but things happen that cause that extra point that you didn’t get that you needed. Western Boone and McCutcheon; we should have had both of them.”
Junior Brittyn Oliver won No. 1 singles 6-1, 6-0 while senior Alli Fadness took No. 2 singles 6-0, 6-0.
After winning the first set 6-0, freshman Sam Haan had to battle through the second set to win 6-3 in No. 3 singles. She was recently diagnosed with scoliosis and has physical therapy treatment every day.
“During the second set I was having a lot of back pain,” she said. “I had to kind of play easier, focus in on my consistency and hit easier shots and use my strategy and placement.”
The No. 1 doubles team of juniors Hannah Oliver and Paige Gibson won their match 6-0, 6-0 while the No. 2 doubles team of seniors Maddy Crow and Cicily Frye won 6-1, 6-1.
In junior varsity singles, sophomore Sarah Hendrickson won 8-1 while freshman Molly Matzen won 8-3.