Three-set wins lift Warwick over Manheim Central, 4-3
Behind Paige Myer and April Aument, the Warwick girls tennis team went 2-0 in three-set singles matches against Manheim Central on Monday.
That turned out to be the difference for the Lady Warriors in a 4-3 non-league victory over their back-yard rivals in both teams’ non-league opener in Manheim.
With victories by Myer and Aument, the Warwick girls earned a split in singles play, and they took two of three doubles matches to pull out the win.
Grace Kensinger got things started for the Lady Barons by defeating Amber Weaver 6-1, 6-1 in the number one match.
But then Warwick answered with back-to-back victories at two and three. Myer dropped the first game by a 6-2 score against MC’s Sophie Iosue, but she pulled even with a 6-4 decision and eventually won the third by a 10-5 decision to clinch the win at number two. The third singles match followed a similar pattern, with MC’s Kelli Barber taking the early lead on a 6-2 game-one victory. But Aument answered back, taking game two 6-2 and putting it away with a 10-5 conquest in the third game.
It was still anyone’s match, however, after Central’s Jessy Miller prevailed 6-2, 6-2 over Leah Blanck in the number four match.
In doubles play, Iosue and Kensinger took care of business for MC in the number one match, defeating Weaver and Blanck 8-3.
Warwick, though, showed some depth by taking the next two. Myer and Aument teamed up to defeat Barber and Miller 8-3 at number two and then Maddie Class and Kelley Hershey gave Warwick the edge, knocking off Kendall Hunsecker Ashley Kowalski 8-3 in the third doubles match.
Both Warwick and Manheim Central returned to action yesterday (Wednesday), with the Lady Warriors hosting Cocalico and the Lady Barons traveling to Hempfield.