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Garden Spot topples Warwick, 5-2
The Warwick girls tennis team got its first taste on Monday of the new match format in the Lancaster-Lebanon League this year.
Unfortunately, the results weren’t what they wanted, as the Lady Warriors dropped a 5-2 non-league loss to Garden Spot.
Playing doubles matches first, and switching from two to three, the Lady Spartans jumped to a 2-1 advantage with decisions from Leanne Burke and Kimberly Kassinger (8-2) at one, along with Nga Do and Irina Chuprin (8-6) in the number three match.
The Lady Warriors’ only doubles win came from Paige Myer and Andrea Aument, who posted a 6-4 conquest in the second match.
From there, GS outscored the Warwick girls 3-1 in singles to clinch the victory. Burke prevailed over Leah Blanck 6-2, 6-3 in the number one match, then Shannon O’Malley won by a 6-0, 6-0 decision against Amber Weaver at two, and Kassinger notched a 6-3, 6-3 decision against Julia Loose in the number three match.
Myer claimed Warwick’s only singles win by rallying from an early deficit to beat Martin in the fourth match, 6-7 (2), 6-1, 10-5.
The Lady Warriors returned to action yesterday (Wednesday, Aug. 31) at Lampeter-Strasburg. Manheim Central, meanwhile, gets its season underway today (Thursday) when they host Manheim Township at 4 p.m. in non-league action. More TENNIS, page B-6