MHS tennis splits pair against NN District foes

Aly Collins - Posted on Apr 17, 2013 - 02:13 PM

Mathews High lost a close match against Rappahannock but picked up a win against Essex in recent tennis action.

The Mathews Girls’ Tennis Team battled hard but suffered a tough loss of 4-5 against Rappahannock last Thursday. Rappahannock will most likely be the toughest competition for Mathews in the Region A tournament at the end of May. Aly Collins, playing number one, played very strong leaving Megan Knight scoreless in an 8-0 victory. At number two, Amy Collins used lots of deep topspin shots to win against Amy Goszka, 8-5. Mercedes Wells at number three suffered a loss against a very strong Lori Gagnon, 8-4.

Fourth-seed Leanne Moughon also fell to her Rappahanock opponent, Amanda Fallin, 8-3. Kate van Emmerik, number five, played very strong and consistent to earn a win of 8-3 over Emily Gay. Lamar Saunders played number six and fell 8-3 to R. Jones. In doubles play, the top-seeded team of Amy and Aly Collins suffered an 8-5 loss to Gagnon and Goszka. Playing number two, Wells and Moughon played a great match to earn a win for the team. They won in a tie breaker 8-8 (7-1) against Knight and Fallin. Carlyn Tillage and Kate van Emmerik playing number three doubles, lost 8-3 against Gay and Jones. In exhibition doubles play, Elizabeth Ransone and Ashley Hudgins won 8-3