By Blake Faith
The Mt. Zion girls tennis team lost three straight meets last week, but the home meet against Maroa-Forsyth was a narrow loss. The Braves recorded three singles points and one doubles point in that meet.
At the No. 1 slot, Audrey Bradford defeated Maroa-Forsyth’s Serena Tuan in three sets despite losing the first one 6-0. Bradford rallied back to win the next two sets 6-4 and 10-8.
Maroa-Forsyth’s No. 2 and No. 3 recorded back to back points for the Trojans. Trojans’ Kristen Tuan defeated Alexis Mallory in two sets. Her teammate Madison Wang defeated Kayla Schnipple in three sets. Shnipple won the first set 6-4 and then lost two straight sets with scores of 6-3 and 10-7.
The Braves then got two straight points at the No. 4 and No. 5 slot. Peyton Schroeder defeated Maroa-Forsyth’s Briana Skouras in two straight 6-0 sets at the No. 4 slot. At the No. 5 slot, Angelina Henderson defeated Maroa-Forsyth’s Emma Fawley in two sets.
The Braves got their fourth and final point at the No. 2 doubles slot. Mallory and Schroeder defeated Wang and Briana Skouras in two sets.
At the No. 1 doubles slot Maroa-Forsyth’s Serena Tuan and Kristen Tuan defeated Mt. Zion’s pair of Bradford and a Schnipple in three sets. The Braves’ pair lost the fist set, but won the second set 7-5. The Braves pair lost the next set 10-7.
At the No. 3 doubles slot Maroa-Forsyth’s Fawley and Schumann defeated Henderson and Victoria Madler in three sets to close out the Trojans’ win.
The Braves pair won the first set 6-2 and then lost two straight sets.
Mt. Zion lost two road meets against Chatham-Glenwood (9-0) and Teutopolis (9-0). This week the Braves will play meets against Rochester and St. Anthony.