PELLA— A 6-3 victory over Coe Faculty helped the Central Faculty girls’s tennis crew rejoice its Senior Day Saturday afternoon.
It was a return to victory for the Dutch (2-3, 2-3 American Rivers Convention) after dropping a trio of highway matches. It additionally served as the primary victory in convention play over the Kohawks (4-4, 3-3 convention) since 2004, a 15-match dropping streak.
“It was good to get it achieved,” coach Ryun Ferrell mentioned. “We performed ok. We’re nonetheless not the place we need to be or have to be we’re nonetheless taking steps.”
Karleigh Schilling (senior, Swisher, Cedar Rapids, Prairie HS) aided the crew’s victory along with her 2-0 day. She partnered with Alyssa Lewton (junior, Ankeny Centennial) for an 8-6 No. 1 doubles win earlier than recording a 6-1, 6-1 victory within the No. 1 singles match.
“She is enjoying a number of the finest tennis I’ve ever seen her play,” Ferrell mentioned. “I’m so pleased with her. She is simply doing nice issues proper now.”
Central received out to a 2-1 lead after Bronwyn Metcalf (junior, Pella) and Maddie Hartley (junior, Clarinda) topped the No. 2 doubles pairing from Coe 8-3.
“Should you can stand up 2-1 in doubles you possibly can breathe a bit of bit,” Ferrell mentioned. “Our No. 1 and No. 2 groups actually began clicking. Our No. 3 crew began sluggish in any other case we may have been up 3-0.”
In singles, Lewton additionally gained 6-2, 6-3 at No. 3 whereas Hartley was triumphant 6-2, 6-0 at No. 4. The ultimate Central level got here from Sarah Schirm’s (junior, Cedar Rapids, Xavier HS) 5-6, 6-1, 10-6 win on the No. 6 gap.
Central travels to Lincoln, Nebraska tomorrow for a 12:30 p.m. match towards Nebraska Wesleyan College.