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With players gone due to other activities, the Lady Panthers tennis team was forced to adjust in its match against the Lady Wildcats on the road. Despite a good effort, the girls lost 3-2.
In No. 1 singles, Lyndie Burns struggled with unforced errors and could not get back in to the match, head coach Juan Fernandez said. No. 2 singles player Pooja Patel dropped her first set due to nerves, but rebounded in the second and minimized her errors to pull out a victory. In No. 3 singles, Fernandez said Megan Harris “totally dominated her match.”
In the doubles matches, Fernandez said his No. 1 team of Taylor Courtney and Jessi Dermon play well, but need to be more aggressive and work on keeping the ball away from the net and hitting the ball with pace.
Fernandez said the 2-6, 2-6 score in the No. 2 doubles match did not reflect the actual match. He said duo Emilee Walker and Kendall Conley both play very well and praised Conley for being all over the court and fighting for every ball.
No. 1 singles, Gallatin’s Savannah Clark defeated Carroll’s Lyndie Burns, 6-1, 6-2; No. 2 singles, Carroll’s Pooja Patel defeated Gallatin’s Rachel Noble, 1-6, 6-4, 6-3; No. 3 singles, Carroll’s Megan Harris defeated Gallatin’s Noemi Estrella, 8-0.
No. 1 doubles, Carroll’s Taylor Courtney and Jessi Dermon lost 6-4, 2-6, 3-6; No. 2 doubles, Carroll’s Emilee Walker and Kendall Conley lost 2-6, 2-6.