By Rongi Yost

Girls tennis beats the Huskies


Last updated 4/26/2022 at Noon

Jerry Baldock

Josie Patton focuses on a forehand during Outlaws tennis action

The Lady Outlaws tennis squad defeated North Marion 5-3 at home on Thursday, April 21, and pushed their league record to 3-1.

Juhree Kizziar continued her dominance on the court with powerful ground strokes and jumping serve, and dismantled her opponent 6-0 6-1. Juhree held on to her perfect record and has 10 wins and no losses under her belt.

Brooke Harper (No. 2 singles) took down her opponent 6-1, 6-0, with deep-placed ground strokes and fewer mistakes. Maddie Pollard (No. 3 singles) earned a 6-0, 6-3 win with her powerful forehand ground strokes placed in the open court, and also her outstanding defense, retrieving on the run.

Josie Patton and Jenna Kizziar, at No. 1 doubles, outlasted their opponents in a thrilling three-set marathon match that lasted over three hours and ended with scores of 6-4, 6-7 TB (7-4), 7-5. The No. 4 doubles duo, Andrianna Luna and Sophie Rush, overwhelmed their foes with scores of 6-1, 6-4. Luna’s net coverage that hit winners and Rush’s fast serve earned them the win.

Coach Bruce Fenn said, “The team is getting better every match. They are focused on how to win points, where before they just hit balls over the net. They know now how to move better and get mentally prepared to fight for every point. They are beginning to believe in themselves as real tennis players. This new team attitude is fun to watch!”

Sisters was scheduled to play at home against Stayton on Tuesday, April 26. They will travel to Corbett on Thursday for a match against the Cardinals.

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