GIRLS TENNIS: Tuesday's roundup
BISHOP MCDEVITT 3, JAMES BUCHANAN 2 >> Despite taking a Mid Penn Colonial Division loss against Bishop McDevitt on Tuesday afternoon, James Buchanan's girls tennis team saw the strides it has made this season.
"We're so close, and we're playing so much better than earlier this year (in a 5-0 loss to the Crusaders)," JB coach Terri Beegle said. "I like what I'm seeing, even with the exhibition kids. They're picking things up and doing the things that we're asking them to do."
Rachel Martin earned a big win for the Rockets (2-8, 2-7 MPC) at No. 1 singles. She earned an 8-6 victory in the tiebreaker of the first set before winning the second, 6-1.
Also earning a victory for JB were Rachel Poffenberger and Violet Clark at No. 2 doubles. They defeated their McDevitt counterparts, 6-0, 7-5.
Bishop McDevitt 3, James Buchanan 2 at Mercersburg
1. Rachel Martin (JB) d Alexis Welker, 7-6 (8-6), 6-1
2. Maddie Young (BM) d Meredyth Sanders, 6-4, 6-3
3. Zoey Stapleton (BM) d Abby Heinbaugh, 6-0, 6-0
1. Lexie Foreman-Kamie Hetrick (BM) d Maggie Strawoet-Autumn Schweizer, 6-4, 6-4
2. Rachel Poffenberger-Violet Clark (JB) d Makayla Burkholder-Christine Tulley, 6-0, 7-5
MERCERSBURG 8, GRIER 0 >> Mercersburg Academy earned a dominating victory over Grier School in non-league action.
The biggest challenge for the Blue Storm (2-1) came at No. 1 singles, where Kelsey Shields gutted out a 9-7 victory over Kristen Lucas.
In the other five singles matches, Mercersburg lost only two games.
Mercersburg 8, Grier 0 at Birmingham
1. Kelsey Shields (M) d Kristen Lucas, 9-7
2. Molly Widdoes (M) d Joanna Zhou, 8-0
3. Emma Hicks (M) d Annie Gleibeman, 8-0
4. Allyson Chae (M) d Tess Martin, 8-0
5. Eliza Smith (M) d Masha Mashelevitina, 8-1
6. Gabbie Albert (M) d Erin Han, 8-1
1. Widdoes-Hicks (M) d Lucas-Zhoe, 8-2
2. Haley Kennedy-Amanda Hanan (M) d Gleiberman-Martin, 8-4