ENOLA >> Saturday was an unkind day for the James Buchanan girls tennis team at the Mid Penn Conference Class AA tournament.
At No. 1 singles, JB's Rachel Martin was defeated in the final by Katherine Long of Trinity, 6-4, 6-1.
Rocket coach Terri Beegle said, "They went to deuce a lot, and Long cranked it up to win the points. Rachel played well and made her pick it up, but Long played better."
Martin has already qualified for the District 3 Tournament, the first JB player since Kim Hoffman in 1983-84 to do so.
The No. 2 doubles team of Rachel Poffenberger and Violet Clark won the second set of their suspended match, but dropped the third set, 6-2.
Martin and Meredyth Sanders were knocked out in the first round of the district doubles competition.
Mid Penn Class AA Championships
No. 1 final — Katherine Long (Trinity) d Rachel Martin (JB), 6-4, 6-1
No. 2 second round — Bishop McDevitt (Burkholder-Tulley) d Rachel Poffenberger-Violet Clark, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
District qualifier — East Pennsboro (Otstot-Polaidan) d Martin-Meredyth Sanders (JB), 6-2, 6-0