WILMINGTON – Led by unbeaten Claire Burns, the Wilmington High School girls tennis team defeated Lebanon 5-0 Tuesday in non-league action on the WHS courts.
“I’m noticing players being smarter about recognizing situations and making adjustments on their own,” WHS coach Doug Cooper. said. “We’ve played lots of matches already. Since August 10, we’ve played matches on 10 of the last 18 days, including three Saturdays in a row, so we’ve seen lots of situations and navigated them pretty well so far.”
Burns was a winner at second singles and is now 12-0 on the year.
The first doubles pairing of Jenna Taylor and Emma Schroeder also were victorious and improve to 10-1 on the year.
Kristina Walt and Zane Bekheet were winners 7-6 (10-8), 6-3. They lost to the same Lebanon pair in Sunday’s match at the Wilmington Invitational.
“So nice to see Zane and Kristina back to form,” Cooper said. “Zane played sick Saturday and Sunday and it showed. Feeling much better (today).”
In junior varsity action, Wilmington lost to Lebanon 3-2. Josie Nichols improved to 4-0 at first singles. Gracie Conger won a marathon three-set match which ended in a 22-20 tiebreaker, Cooper said.
Aug 28 2018
@Wilmington High School
Wilmington 5 Lebanon 0
• Allie Kees def Emma Miller 6-3, 6-2
• Claire Burns def Mary Colbert 6-0, 6-0
• Rachel Barker def Elle Koch 6-3, 6-2
• Jenna Taylor, Emma Schroeder def Maia Osborne, Miranda Shoven 6-2, 6-2
• Kristina Walt, Zane Bekheet def Katie Manvories, Meredith Chin 7-6 (10-8), 6-3