Lady Cats sweep singles vs. rival
Fighting through a windy afternoon, North Harrison dropped a combined seven games on the singles court, leading to a 3-2 team victory over Corydon Central last Tuesday in Ramsey.
North Harrison’s Maddie Janes fought through the wind gusts with little problems. In No. 1 singles, Janes rolled to a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Skylar Hodges.
Backing Janes’ effort, Alison Sieg was just as impressive two courts down. Facing Corydon Central’s Valerie Crawford, Sieg cruised in the first set 6-1. She came back to post the same score in the second set of No. 3 singles, giving the Lady Cats a 2-0 lead.
The No. 1 doubles team from Corydon Central came off the hard court next. Coming off playing in the back court on the hardwood in basketball, teammates Symphony LeJeune and Kayla Uhl took care of business in straight sets. They defeated Lexi James and Shena Johnson, 6-1, 6-0.
Deciding the fate of the team winner fell to the No. 2 singles and No. 2 doubles matches.
A battle took place in No. 2 singles between North Harrison’s Allison Goldman and Corydon Central’s Lillian Kopsolias in the opening set. Goldman would serve out for the win, 7-5. From there, the Lady Cat blanked Kopsolias in the second set, 6-0, assuring her team the victory.
In an evenly played No. 2 doubles match, it took all three sets to determine the outcome.
The tandem of Sierra Bliss and Kaylee Nordhoff, dressed in blue and white, won the opening set 6-2. Fighting back, Corydon Central’s Jodi Elsler and Bridget Kelley snagged the second set, 6-4, to force a third.
In the final set, Elsler and Kelley came away the winners, scoring a 7-5 decision.
North Harrison will return to action today (Wednesday) to play at South Central. Corydon Central, meanwhile, will travel to Salem tomorrow.