Manchester hosted their county neighbor in a gorgeous night of tennis weather. Manchester also celebrated their four seniors (Lydia Little, Kendra Auler, Lauren Metzger, and Erika Kendall). The Lady Squires moved one step closer to a conference
three peat title with a 5-0 victory. “I was really pleased with the way our doubles teams are playing right now. They started strong and took it to the Lady Norse. Kendra Auler stroked the ball the best of the season, Eva Bazzoni was active and anticipated well, Rebekah Pyle just consistently played the right shot, and Lauren Metzger hit some impressive winners.” In singles play, Lydia Little once again played stellar tennis winning without giving up a game. “Lydia is really in a confident groove. Her desire to win combined with her shot making ability are making her very successful.” Halle Briner started a bit slow up 3-2 and then poured it on winning 9 of the last 10 games. “Briner just got better as the match progressed. She’s gained great experience as a freshman playing in a high spot each match.” At one singles Kelsey Eichenauer out dueled a
determined Sidney Prater winning 6-4,6-3. “Each player had a few runs, but in the end Kelsey’s play elevated to win. Kelsey is really concentrating on certain parts of her game. It’ll be fun to see her and the rest of her Lady Squire teammates put it altogether in the final weeks of the season.” In JV play Manchester won 4-3 behind the singles wins of Alexa Donathan and Morgan Stroud and doubles victories of Erika Kendall & Hallie Wampler along with Cora Barnett & Briley Spann. The JV moves to 10-2 on theseason while the varsity improves to 8-4, and both teams are 6-0 in TRC play. On Wednesday Manchester travels to Peru at 5pm followed by the season finale on Monday at Southwood.