Lady Tigers remain winless in LIC

Paris girls tennis put forth a tough effort but weren’t able to get past the Casey Lady Warriors falling to a 3-10 overall record, Thursday afternoon on the road. Head Coach Stefan Aydt saw as much. “We played a lot competitive tennis again tonight, with every singles match except #6 having at least one close set.”

Taylor Evans and Sarah Isaf pulled out the wins in the first six singles matches. “Taylor had a good win 7-6, 6-4 at #3, in a match that was back and forth the entire night, with neither player having a big lead and lots of games that went to deuce. She did a good job of being patient and finding opportunities to hit winners when her opponent was out of position.”

Sarah Isaf picked up her first varsity win at the six singles spot, with a strong 6-0, 6-2 performance. Coach aydt commented, “Sarah did a good job of being consistent and moving her opponent around the court to force errors.”

Kaylee Landsaw lost her first singles match 6-3, 6-1 while Sydney Martin picked up a second set win, eventually losing in three sets. Kaitlyn Matthews went down at number four singles 6-1, 6-4, and freshman Chloe Waltz lost two close sets after winning her first one 6-1.

The standard duo of Martin and Evans had trouble in first doubles, losing 6-1, 6-2, while Waltz and Gracie Rhoads were on the wrong end of a 6-2, 7-5 defeat. The standout victory belonged to the tandem of Landsaw and Matthews, who picked up a three set victory. “They did a good job of hitting to the baseline despite Casey’s aggressive net play, which helped keep them in the match. In the other two matches we were never able to get much momentum, as we struggled to keep the ball away from Casey’s net players.”

Coach Aydt also noted, “I was really happy with our JV performance tonight as we won all nine JV matches that were played. The younger girls have been doing very well and have improved a ton since the beginning of the season.”

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