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The lady Knights battled it out Wednesday evening against Maconaquah in the first round of sectional play.

Senior Baylee Swain, the number two doubles player, was matched against Brooke Bordan. Swain still hampered by a shoulder injury from last season placed some good returns in the corners but was not able to take a win, losing 0/6, 0/6. In the next court the senior pair of Courtney Andrick and Makenna Norman played number one doubles last evening against Trysta Gustofson and Kaitlyn Stapleton. This pairing was very similar to the earlier match with both teams being evenly matched. In the first set, the Lady Knights played well but missed some scoring opportunities ending at 2/6. In the second set the girls play improved and tied at 6/6 leading to a tie-breaker that was taken by Gustofson and Stapleton 7/3. The coaches and team are very proud of the way our senior ladies have played and set a good example of sportsmanship at every event. We wish them the best in their future endeavors.

Allison Steele, number one singles player, had some great serves and well placed returns against the more powerful Alice Miller, losing in two sets, 0/6, 1/6. Number three singles player, Madison Snyder, paired against Emma Warnock for the second time of the season. Snyder served well and made some great returns but coming up short at the end of the night losing in two sets 3/6 and 0/6.

Number two doubles players Ariel Benner and Breklynne Swisher played very well last evening taking the first set 6/4. Both Benner and Swisher were at the top of their game during the first set, serving well and having some great action at the net. Maconaquah’s Householder and Miller battled back in the second set taking it at 2/6. Benner and Swisher played well going to deuce for several points in the third set but the Lady Braves were able to hang on and took the third set 0/6.