The Lady Warriors defeated the Lady Cougars of York Comprehensive High School 5 – 2 in women’s tennis Sept. 14.
#1: Hannah Shoemaker (IL) def. Michelle Goss (Y) 6-1, 6-1
#2: Julia Greiner (IL) def. Brandi Neely (Y) 6-2, 4-6, 10-7
#3: Mary Goss (Y) def. Kim Koenig (IL) 7-5, 6-2
#4: April Ciccone (IL) def. Katia Patrick (Y) 6-4, 6-3
#5: Alexandra Greenawalt (IL) def. Samantha Roush (Y) 6-2, 6-1
#1: Shoemaker/Greiner (IL) def. Mi.Goss/Neely (Y) 8-4
#2: Sarah Webb & Kate Shirley (Y) def. Bridget Sampson & Kelly Pauls (IL) 4-6, 4-6
Indian Land is now 2 – 3 on the season and will host Nation Ford High on Thursday, Sept. 16 at the Sun City Tennis Facility at 4:30 p.m.
The Lady Warriors made it two in a row, travelling to York Comprehensive High and walking away with the 5 – 2 win.
“We won a pre-season scrimmage with York at home, but as we expected, the Lady Cougars were determined to reverse the result in this regular season match,” coach Doug Young said. “However, lead by #1 Hannah Shoemaker and #2 Julia Greiner, our team slammed the door shut during the singles matches. Alexandra Greenawalt repeated her win from pre-season, and April Ciccone stepped up her game to topple an opponent who had taken her out three weeks earlier.”
Coach Young continues to have high hopes this season for the Lady Warriors.
“The team is very focused, and has a good spirit,” Young said. “With the meat of the schedule ahead, including the only regional matches the team plays (against Cheraw High in October), the girls look ready to start on a tear that could take them far in the playoffs.”
Also encouraging to Coach Young is the continued good play from the non-starters in the “JV” matches.
These players have been winning most of these contests, which, while the contests do not count towards the match result, they do provide necessary experience for the future stars of the team, coach Young says.
The team plays at home Thursday, 9/16 against the Nation Ford High Lady Falcons, a team coach Young describes as “very tough and talented.”
Indian Land then hosts the ladies of the Olympic High Schools (NC) Tuesday, Sept. 21, before travelling to take on Sun Valley High (NC) Thursday, Sept. 23.