Lady Panther tennis drops match to Wilmington

WILMINGTON — The Miami Trace Lady Panthers tennis team traveled to Wilmington for a match against former SCOL opponent The Hurricane Wednesday.

Wilmington won the match, 4-1.

At first singles, Cassie VanDyke lost to Allie Kees, 0-6, 4-6. VanDyke battled to a 4-3 lead in the second set, but Kees won the next three games to claim the match.

At second singles, Bayley Thompson played Sophie Reed. They ended up playing a tie-breaker for the third set, as the match was already decided, Miami Trace head coach Kim Schirtzinger explained.

Thompson won the first set, 6-4, but lost the second, 3-6. Reed took the tie-breaker, 10-3.

Haiven Pepper played Brooklyn Nielsen at third singles and lost, 2-6, 0-6.

Anita Pursell and Cameron Bucher played Zane Bekhect and Emma Schroeder with a loss of 2-6, 0-6 at first doubles.

Jackie Wisecup and Beth Hogsett played very well together against Rachel Barker and Kristina Walt and came up with a nice win of 6-4, 6-4, Schirtzinger said of her team’s second doubles match.

Miami Trace and Wilmington played a complete j-v match, as well.

At first singles, Miami Trace’s Kyleigh Slone beat Sydney Johnston, 6-4, 7-5 (7-2).

“That was a great, down to the last point match,” Schirtzinger said.

Kenzie Seyfang played second singles against Josie Nichols and lost, 3-6, 1-6.

Savannah Wisecup played Sophie Blessing with a score of 1-6, 2-5. The match was halted prior to conclusion, Schirtzinger said.

Angela Godinez and Taylor Moore played Annie Osborn and Grace Carger at first doubles and lost, 0-6, 0-6.

Haylee Anders and Lydia Zwoll played second doubles against Hollie Anderson and Kathryn Yurek and lost with a score of 3-6, 4-6.

Miami Trace’s match against Washington High School, that was rained out on Tuesday, has been rescheduled for Thursday, Sept. 7 at 4:30 p.m. at Gardner Park.

Staff report