While they didn't take the win from the #3 seed Fellowship Paladins, they did make them work for each and every point! Ellie @ 1 Singles was the only one whose score wasn't indicative of her play...she had very long rallies and several dueces, but lost 2-6/0-6.
At 2 Singles, Ella & her opponent were so evenly matched! Each point was a rally fest! Ella lost 5-7/3-6.
Ansley and Bonnie @ 2 Doubles, finished next...they commanded the first set 6-1; and were up in the second 4 - 1 when the Paladins gained steam and found their game. They tied, & Fellowship won the second set 6 - 4 forcing a 3rd set tie-breaker. Momentum drove the opponents, however, and they prevailed for a 3 - 10 victory over the Tigers.
At 1 Doubles was team Lexi and Andrea! They, too, commanded the first set 6-4! After a few questionable lines calls from the Paladins, the girls were shaken & frustrated, causing a few errors and the Tigers to fall 4-6 in the second set. But Lexi & Andrea were not to be undone...they regrouped, dug deep, played intentional and drove the 3rd set tie-breaker to a win of 11-9! Way to go ladies!!!
Anna was the last to take the court @ 3 Singles, as some shade finally offered relief from the 80 degree heat! Anna was amazing to watch! She played with heart and confidence! The first set went back & forth, game for game; but Anna broke her opponent in the tie-breaker 7 - 2! Then Anna owned the second set not giving up one game to finish 6 - 0! Great job, Anna!
#6 Lady Tigers fall 2 - 3 to #3 Fellowship. Congratulations to Fellowship and best of luck in the Region Tournament! Lady Tigers, we are proud of you!