Lady ’Cane tennis keeps streaks alive


Staff Report



WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE — A pair of unbeaten streaks remained intact Tuesday as the Wilmington High School tennis team defeated Washington Senior 3-2 on the Fayette County courts.

The Lady Hurricane as a team improved to 4-0 in league play, 5-4 overall.

Allison Brooks, the No. 1 singles player for WHS, is also unbeaten at 9-0 following a 6-1, 6-4 win over freshman Megan Downing.

“Downing is going to be a very nice player,and is the first player all season to get five games from Allison in a match,” said WHS coach Doug Cooper.

The first doubles team of Kalista Adkins and Veronica Ilg pushed their winning streak to four with a 7-5, 7-5 win.

“Twice they were down 3-4 and twice they mounted surges of 4-1 to win in straight sets,” said Cooper. “They just keep getting better every time out.”

The WHS coach said Mai Cooper played well at second singles and Katie Schroeder “played a tremendous match” at third singles.

The doubles team of Sophie Reed and Sydney Ilg were up 2-0 when Ilg got hurt and had to retire.

“Such an unfortunate thing,” said Cooper. “They were off to such a good start in the match and they have played so well together this season.”

SUMMARY

Aug 25, 2015

@Washington Senior HS

Wilmington 3, Washington 2

Singles

• Allison Brooks (WHS) def Megan Downing 6-1, 6-4

• Anna Nestor (WCH) def Mai Cooper 6-2, 6-1

• Katie Schroeder (WHS) def Jen Richards 6-4, 6-3

Doubles

• Kalista Adkins/Veronica Ilg (WHS) def Sierra Dawson/Maria Pickerill 7-5, 7-5

• Gretchen Milsted/MacKenzie Cress (WCH) def Syndey Ilg/Sophie Reed 0-2 (retired, injury)

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