Girls tennis defeats Shawnee 3-0
September 23, 2012Bryan High School
The Bryan Girls Tennis Team defeated Lima Shawnee on Saturday 3-0 in a rain-shortened match. With the win, the Lady Bears are now 11 - 6 on the season.
At first singles, Bryan's Linda McDonagh continued her excellent season by defeating one of the best players in the WBL. McDonagh took the first set 6-0 before her opponent dialed it in and extended the second set into a tie-breaker. McDonagh turned away the attempted comeback and won the tie-break 7-2 to take the win and extend her record to 13-5 on the season.
At first doubles, Cassie Lawson and Ali Saneda pounced on the Lady Indians. After the Lady Bears tandem got off to a slow start, they turned up the heat on their opponents as they won 10 of the last 13 games to take the match in straight sets 6-3, 6-2.
"Cassie and Ali probably played one of the best matches they've played all season," said Bryan Tennis Coach Mitchell Owens. "After being down 3-2 in the first set, they played lights out the rest of the way."
At third singles, Bryan's Megan Steel got off to a quick start jumping out to a 4-1 lead before fending off a comeback by her opponent. Steel pulled out the first set 7-5 and went on to win her match to give the Lady Bears the victory.
There were no JV matches due to rain.
1st - Linda McDonagh (B) def. Nora Shaheen (LS): 6-0, 7-6 (7-2)
2nd - Tiffany Short (B) def. Isabell Baird (LS): Rained Out
3rd - Megan Steel (B) def. Anita Kottapalli (LS): 7-5, 7-5
1st - Cassie Lawson/Ali Saneda (B) def. Jordan Ward/Morgan Holloway: (LS): 6-3, 6-2
2nd - Sydney Snider/Jessica Wittler (B) def. DAna Wieging/Grayce Smith (LS): 6-7 (1-7), 4-5 (Not Completed Due To Rain)
Bryan Season Record: 11 - 6