No. 4 singles player Lexi Mazzara and the No. 1 doubles team of Greta Corcoran and Grace Henes were McFarland’s only winning flights as the girls tennis team lost to Rock Valley Conference foe East Troy 5-2 on Tuesday, Sept. 17.
Mazzara won her match in two sets over Izzy Galluzo 6-3, 6-0. The victory by Corcoran and Henes was more challenging; 7-6, 7-6 against Katie Metcalf and Sophia Rondeau.
The Spartans No. 3 singles Laura Maudlin lost her first set to Jessica Tess 4-6, but won the second set 6-4 to force a third-set tiebreaker. However, Tess came out on top 13-11 to secure the match.
McFarland’s two other singles flights – No. 1 Michelle Butcher and No. 2 Aeryn Olson – both lost in straight sets. No. 2 doubles Sadie Bartzen and Sarah Kopp, and No. 3 Lauren Shields and Kimiya Pournik also suffered two set defeats.
McFarland plays a home match Thursday, Sept. 19, against Whitewater with the first serve scheduled for 4:15 p.m.
Spartans 6, Edgerton 1
Bartzen and Kopp at No. 2 doubles pulled off a key three-set victory as McFarland defeated league rival Edgerton 6-1 on Monday, Sept. 16.
The duo got off to a rough start against Johanna Rusch and Jordan Bauer of the Crimson Tide with a 6-2 loss, but recovered to win the second set 6-4 and take the tiebreaker 10-7.
Corcoran and Henes at No. 1 doubles topped Edgerton’s Ashley Ulset and Taylor Shaw 6-1, 6-1, and the No. 3 duo of Shields and Pournik took a 6-2, 6-3 win over Isabella Gilmour and Karlye Smreck.
McFarland won in three of the four singles flights as No. 1 Butcher knocked off Kelsey Lien of Edgerton 6-4, 6-4, No. 3 Laura Maudlin topped Kylee Houfe 6-3, 6-3, and No. 4 Lexi Mazzara downed Zoe Lein 6-2, 6-0.
The Spartans only loss came in No. 2 singles as Aeryn Olson was beaten by Edgerton’s Sylvia Fox 2-6, 4-6.