PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL 6, ST. JOHNS HIGH SCHOOL 2
We opened our dual match season today with a solid win over St. Johns. They are much improved from last year, having only graduated 3 seniors and bringing in a terrific freshman to play #1 singles. So far our young team has responded really well to our practices and are making great strides forward. I credit the strong leadership they are getting from our Captains! The match of the day was at #3 singles, Kayla Weller, who made her singles debut with a big come-from-behind win. After dropping the first set, 6-2, Kayle was a bit rattled and consequently played impatiently. But early in the second set she composed herself and her consistency followed, giving her the means to win the second two sets. It was a great learning experience for her.
No. 1 — Teagan Sanders, ST. JOHNS HIGH SCHOOL, def . Ainsley Ludema, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 6-2, 2-6, 6-3; No. 2 — McKenna Thelen, ST. JOHNS HIGH SCHOOL, def . Sydney Schneider, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, 6-1, 6-4; No. 3 — Kayla Weller, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, def . Tory Hill, ST. JOHNS HIGH SCHOOL, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3; No. 4 — Taylor Jenks, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, def . Jada Palmer, ST. JOHNS HIGH SCHOOL, 6-0, 6-0;
No. 1 — Rachel VanHouten-Rebekah Leduma, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, def. Jaden Hafner-Cassie Trayer,ST. JOHNS HIGH SCHOOL 6-3, 6-2; No. 2 — Samantha Weber-Riley Thelen, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, def. Rachel Olson-Julia Grams,ST. JOHNS HIGH SCHOOL 6-0, 6-2; No. 3 — Julia Savage-Maura Lufkin, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, def. Kaitlin Doerr-Paige Remenar,ST. JOHNS HIGH SCHOOL 6-2, 6-2; No. 4 — Emily Bigelow-Novelle Matteson, PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL, def. Katelynn Kemp-Brooklyn Graham,ST. JOHNS HIGH SCHOOL 6-2, 6-1
Yesterday the JV girls tennis team opened their season with an impressive 9-3 win over St. Johns. Winning for Portland were 1 doubles Brooke Adams/Mya Collins, 2 doubles Ashley Pasikowski/Grace Sines, 3 doubles Jenna Kincaid/Corey Smith, 4 doubles Xanthe Cross/Lindsay Schafer, 5 doubles Autumn Shimer/Olivia Morrow, 6 doubles Jade Russell/Quinn Volk, 7 doubles Faith Smith/Emma Donbrock, 11 doubles Erin May/Ashley Donbrock,and 12 doubles Ally Fedewa/Ryliee Thomas