NEW HEADING 1
Girls Tennis vs Edgewood
April 11, 2012Owen Valley High School
Owen Valley lost to Edgewood 1-4
#1 singles, Kayla Samick was defeated by Shelby Williamson 5-7 0-6
#2 singles, Victoria Byerly was defeated by Tyla Holmes 6-0 5-7 4-6
#3 singles, Rachel Truax was defeated 0-6 5-7
#1 doubles Jocelyn McKay and Taylar Ranard defeated Kendallyn Thummel and Michaela Pie 6-3 6-0
#2 doubles Hannah Corder and Lexi Heck was defeated by Brandi Willcoxen and Beka Douglas 6-6 (2-7) 5-7
Our opening match of the season did not go as we had hoped. We lost our first conference match 1-4. I’m not going to make excuses but the weather was windy and cold and very hard for both teams to play good matches.
At our #1 singles Kayla Samick played a very talented senior, she held her own in the first set but fell 5-7. Her second set was lost 0-6. I was happy in her play and know she can only get better.
#2 singles, Victoria Byerly, won her first set 6-0, let her opponent get back in the match by losing the second set 5-7. In her third set she had many opportunities to take the set but lost it 4-6. It was good experience for her playing in her first singles match and she will learn from it for future matches.
#3 singles, Rachel Truax, could not get into the match early on losing the first set 0-6. She played a much better second set but came up short and ended with a score of 5-7. Rachel was an excellent doubles player last year and just needs to adjust to playing in the singles position.
#1 doubles, Jocelyn McKay and Taylar Ranard won their match 6-3 6-0. They played very well together and was aggressive the whole match.
#2 doubles, Hannah Corder and Lexi Heck should have won their match but could not pull it off. As they play more matches they will learn how to play together better. They lost in the first set by a tie-breaker 6-6 (2-7) and the second set 5-7.
As for the Jr. Varsity, Tiffany Kong was our only veteran player. She lost her first match and came back and won her second match.
Auytum Garrison, Tara Langley, Lacy Wooldridge (all Freshman) and Ella Sluss a sophomore played two pro sets and lost both. None of these girls have played tennis before this year and are learning the proper form and it will just take time for them to get the experience they need to be competitive.