Lady Lion tennis beats Lady Panthers


The Washington Lady Blue Lion tennis team hosted Miami Trace for the continuation and conclusion of a match that began on Aug. 29 but was halted by rain.

Washington won the match, four courts to one.

At first singles, Megan Downing beat Cassie VanDyke, 6-0, 6-0.

At second singles, Jen Richards defeated Bayley Thompson, 6-0, 6-1.

Third singles went to Sydnie Hall, 6-2, 6-2 over Haiven Pepper.

At first doubles, Bethany Wilt and Brooklyn Foose rallied after dropping the first set to defeat Anita Pursell and Cameron Bucher, 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7-1).

At second doubles, Miami Trace’s Jackie Wisecup and Beth Hogsett defeated Brynne Frederick and Payton Maddux, 6-3, 6-2.

In a j-v doubles match, Washington’s Bre Taylor and Mei Kobayashi defeated Kyleigh Slone and Angela Godinez, 9-8 (7-4).

“First doubles had a three set match that ended with a tie-breaker,” Washington head coach Samantha Leach said. “Both squads played hard until the end.

“I was proud of how my girls kept their composure even when they were down,” Leach said. “Bethany and Brooklyn never gave up.

“As a team I saw huge improvements,” Leach said. “I am extremely proud of their effort.”

Miami Trace will have Frontier Athletic Conference matches next week at Hillsboro (Tuesday) and home against Jackson Thursday. Both matches have a starting time of 4:30 p.m.

Washington will play at London Monday and host Jackson Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.

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Washington’s Bethany Wilt makes the return during the first doubles match (along with partner Brooklyn Foose) against Miami Trace’s Anita Pursell and Cameron Bucher Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 at Gardner Park.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2017/09/web1_Bethany-Wilt-WHS-10us-9-7-2017-1.jpgWashington’s Bethany Wilt makes the return during the first doubles match (along with partner Brooklyn Foose) against Miami Trace’s Anita Pursell and Cameron Bucher Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 at Gardner Park.

Miami Trace’s Anita Pursell makes the play up near the net during a first doubles match against Washington Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 at Gardner Park.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2017/09/web1_Anita-Pursell-MT-10us-9-7-2017-1.jpgMiami Trace’s Anita Pursell makes the play up near the net during a first doubles match against Washington Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 at Gardner Park. Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald photos

Miami Trace’s Bayley Thompson concentrates on the shot in a second singles match against Washington’s Jen Richards at Gardner Park Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2017/09/web1_MT-10us-Bayley-Thompson-9-7-2017-1.jpgMiami Trace’s Bayley Thompson concentrates on the shot in a second singles match against Washington’s Jen Richards at Gardner Park Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald photos

Payton Maddux of Washington returns the ball during a second doubles match (along with teammate Brynne Frederick) against Miami Trace’s tandem of Jackie Wisecup and Beth Hogsett at Gardner Park Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2017/09/web1_Payton-Maddux-WHS-10us-9-7-2017-1.jpgPayton Maddux of Washington returns the ball during a second doubles match (along with teammate Brynne Frederick) against Miami Trace’s tandem of Jackie Wisecup and Beth Hogsett at Gardner Park Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald photos

Staff report