Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

April 19, 2013

Lady Pirate netters fall to Trojans

Nick Gonnella
Greensburg Daily News

St. Leon — The Greensburg girls tennis team fell to East Central 4-1 in St. Leon Thursday.

Despite a three-game losing streak, head coach Gary Bailey is encouraged by what he sees from the team.

“At one point it looked like we were going to win the match,” he said. “I’m seeing improvement every match. I really saw it tonight. I thought they play a good match.”

Five of East Central’s seven players are seniors, and each Lady Trojan has played at least two years in the lineup.

Sophomore Danielle Schroeder defeated Abby Sweeney 6-3, 6-4 at first singles.

Senior Kaeli Fong at second singles lost to Conner Struewing 1-6, 6-4, 6-1.

Junior Claire Welage lost to Alyssa DeFiglio 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 at third singles in a contest that Bailey called “a marathon match.”

Marathon match.

Sophomores Caroline Pratt and Courtney Nelson lost to Clare Struewing and Kelly Weigel 6-1, 6-1.

Freshman Abby Bailey and sophomore Olivia Slusher lost to Claire Kern and Abby Ashton 6-0, 6-2.

Greensburg next travels to Jennings County Tuesday, Columbus North Wednesday and Franklin County Thursday, all for 5 p.m. outings.

Contact Nick Gonnella at (812) 663-3111, x7003.