Wawasee Tennis

Wawasee Comes Up Short In Jimtown Invite

The Lady Warriors’ varsity squad traveled without its #1 singles player to Jimtown on Saturday for the Jimtown Invite.  Wawasee lost to the invitational champs Wabash 0-5 after narrowly dropping 3 of its matches in 3rd set tiebreakers. Wawasee lost its second round match to South Bend Adams 1-4 and 3rd round match to Jimtown 2-3.

Kendra Doerr was a part of two of the match wins, winning at #2 singles against South Bend Adams and at #1 doubles with Peyton Rookstool against Jimtown. Aurelia Stephens turned in the third win at #3 singles against Jimtown.

“It’s tough when you enter a tournament without your number one singles player,” Coach Shane Staley commented after the invitational had ended.  “We went into this invite experimenting with the lineup.  I had doubles players playing singles and singles playing doubles for some matches.  Other doubles partners were playing together for the first time.  Everyone stepped up and played each team competitively throughout.  We were shorthanded and missed a few key points that would have changed a few of the matches in our favor,” he added.  “The results on paper are disappointing, but I don’t think they are a good representation of what took place on the courts today.  I think it was a great tournament for us to grow and get experience in many different areas.”

Wawasee will get a day off before returning to action against Central Noble on Monday.

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