Three-set wins lift Warwick over Manheim Central, 4-3

By on August 22, 2012



Photo by Preston WhitcraftManheim Central's Grace Kensinger watches the ball off her racquet in her number one singles match against Warwick's Amber Weaver.

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.

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