Cocalico edges Warwick in doubles to win, 4-3 Knights, Streaks top MC in non-league play

By on August 29, 2012



Betsy and Randy Leinbach are shown in front of a blast from the past in the Ephrata Fair parade, the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. This year the Hershey Kissmobile will be making its debut in the grand event. (Review file photo)Betsy and Randy Leinbach are shown in front of a blast from the past in the Ephrata Fair parade, the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. This year the Hershey Kissmobile will be making its debut in the grand event. (Review file photo)

Andrea Aument went a perfect 2-0 in singles and doubles for the Warwick girls tennis team last Wednesday, Aug. 22 against Cocalico.

Unfortunately for the Lady Warriors, it wasn’t enough, as they dropped a tough 4-3 loss to the Eagles in a non-league match in Lititz. The loss evened Warwick’s record to 1-1 on the young season so far.

Aument clinched a tiebreaker in set two against Cocalico’s Courtney Murphy to win 6-4, 7-6 (4) at number three singles and Warwick’s Leah Blanck handled Ali Stafford 6-2, 6-2 in the number four match to account for the Lady Warriors’ two singles wins.

That offset wins by the Eagles’ Alli Witmer, who defeated Amber Weaver 6-0, 6-0, and Natalie Sukanick, a 6-0, 6-4 winner over Paige Myer in the number two match.

But the Cocalico girls took two of the three doubles matches to earn the hard-fought win. Warwick’s Maddie Class and Kelley Hershey gave Cocalico’s Murphy and Caitlin Cooper all they could handle in the third doubles match, but came up a little short, 8-6. Aument and Myer prevailed in the number two doubles match, defeating Stafford and Jill Elding 8-3 for the Lady Warriors.

In other action, the Manheim Central girls fell to 0-4 in non-league play on Monday with a 7-0 shutout loss to Manheim Township in Neffsville. Grace Kensinger had a tough match at number one singles and suffered a 6-0, 6-1 loss to the Blue Streaks’ Mann.

Last Thursday, Aug. 23, Manheim Central hosted Hershey and dropped a 6-1 decision to the Lady Trojans. Sophie Iosue accounted for Central’s only victory, defeating Hennrikus by a score of 6-2, 6-1 at number two singles.

That was their third match in four days, following a tough 4-3 loss to Hempfield in a non-league match on Wednesday, Aug. 22.

In an evenly-played battle in Landisville, the host Black Knights capitalized on a couple of very close wins, including one at third doubles where Shao and Nauman outlasted the Lady Barons’ Kendall Hunsecker and Sarah Painter, 8-6.

Central’s duo of Iosue and Kelli Barber won 8-3 at second doubles to make it interesting after the two teams split in four singles matches. Iosue rallied from a first-set loss to prevail in a three-set marathon at second singles, 2-6, 6-2, 10-6, while Jessy Miller had no problems in a 6-1, 6-0 win at number four.

In a thriller at first singles, Hempfield’s Sirdeshpande had to work overtime to hold off Kensinger, 6-4, 2-6, 12-10. More TENNIS, page B-11

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