Molalla girls snag another tennis win
It's a second win in two matches for the Molalla High girls tennis team.
The Indians took the measure of Blanchet by a 7-1 score on March 29.
"We had our second match of the season against Blanchet High School in Salem, and it was our second time being on a tennis court," coach Mike Clarke said. "Our courts are still not done, so we are a traveling team."
Rubie Burge, playing at first singles, led the way with a 6-1, 6-1 win. Second singles player Olivia Ehleringer, playing her first varsity singles match, snagged a hard-fought 6-0, 3-6, 6-4 win. Kylie Smith at fourth singles also got a win by a 6-0, 6-1 count.
In doubles play, Molalla's top team of Kenzie Clonkey and Chloe Norgren earned a 6-2, 6-2 win over their opponent, while the second doubles squad of Kelsee Smith and Lilly Nauta snagged a 6-2, 6-2 win. But they weren't alone. Third doubles squad of Macy Jones and Emily Hewett had to battle back from a first-set loss to get the win, 4-6, 6-3, 6-0, and first-time varsity performers Emily Roundtree and Jessi Langendorfer got the win with a 6-2, 6-0 decision.
"I am very pleased with the way our girls are playing without getting any real court time," Clarke said.
Over the weekend, the Molalla girls will travel to Klamath Falls for matches against Henley (April 1) and Klamath Union (April 2). They return to the valley for a Wednesday (April 6) visit to North Marion.
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