Tennis team continues to improve going into Sections

Morgan Mueller, playing No. 2 doubles, returns a serve during the tennis match against Maple River. (Wade Young Photo)

The Tri-City United Titan Tennis Team finished its regular season play last week with matches against United South Central and Maple River. According to Coach Phil Murry, the team scored some points in each match but couldn’t string together enough points for a win.

In their match against Maple River, the Titans lost 3-4. Murry said the match wasn’t decided until the come-from-behind victory at No. 3 doubles, but he stated the singles players won their matches in No. 2, 3 and 4 spots.

“We really played well at all four singles spots. Kadi Lowe was playing a two-time state tournament entrant, and the other three dominated from the start,” he said. “For the second match in a row, we gave ourselves a chance. We went to three sets at three doubles again, just couldn’t string together enough points.”

Singles No. 1 Vanessa Barkosky MR defeated Kadi Lowe TCU 6-4, 6-1.

No. 2 Amelia Schatz TCU defeated Isabella Nelsen MR 6-1, 6-0.

No. 3 Josie Plut TCU defeated Mariah Lippert 6-0, 6-1.

No. 4 Erica Jackson TCU defeated Lauren Maas MR 6-0, 6-0.

Doubles

No. 1 Abby Brueger and Olivia Pfeffer MR defeated Brittney Tiede and Geena Ehlers TCU 6-0, 6-1.

No. 2 Elle Sohre and Sophie Christian MR defeated Morgan Mueller and MacKenzie Holmbo TCU 6-2, 6-0.

No. 3 Gretchen Marble and Chloe Flitter MR defeated Allie Schley and Jenna Weiers TCU 6-7(5-7), 6-4, 6-1.

In the game against United South Central at Wells, the Titans lost....

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