WILMINGTON — Wilmington held off Western Brown 3-2 Wednesday for an SBAAC American Division girls tennis victory on the WHS courts.
The win puts the Lady Hurricane at 2-1 overall and 2-0 in the SBAAC. Western Brown falls to 0-3 overall and 0-2 in the American Division.
With Claire Burns and Jenna Taylor making quick work of their opponents at first and second singles, WHS was off to a quick 2-0 start.
Western Brown won both doubles matches in closely-contested battles.
Chandni Sharma won the first set 6-2 but trailed in the second set 2-5. She won the final five games to win the match.
“(She) really had to refocus and turn it around,” WHS coach Doug Cooper said. “What a display of concentration and fortitude. The result was very smart tactical tennis.”
August 18, 2021
@Wilmington High School
Wilmington 3 Western Brown 2
1: Claire Burns def Shyla Burson 6-0, 6-0
2: Jenna Taylor def Emily Young 6-0, 6-0
3: Chandni Sharma def Cassidy Luttrell 6-2, 7-5
1: Cary Holliday, Layna Holmes were def by Brooklyn Miller, Shelby Kuttler 4-6, 2-6
2: Avni Patel, Reagan Henry were def by Haylee Steele, Kenzie Harbottle 5-7, 3-6
1: Rory Housh, Josie Heys won 6-4, 6-4