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JOHNSONBURG â€“ St. Marys girls tennis won 5-4 in girls tennis action Thursday afternoon at Johnsonburg Area High School.
At No. 1 singles, Taylor Scida of Johnsonburg defeated Mary Rosman, 6-4, 6-4.
â€śTaylor Scida won her first match. She has to get more confidence in herself,â€ť Johnsonburg coach Gregg Dauber said. â€śSheâ€™s good. She has to realize sheâ€™s good.â€ť
St. Marysâ€™ Amy Orr secured a victory at No. 2 singles with a 6-2, 6-0 defeat of Riley Fannin.
Aubrey Wiesner of St. Marys won 6-2, 6-1 over Cheyenne Johnson of Johnsonburg at No. 3 singles. Marta Vega defeated Josie Del Rio by a 6-0, 6-0 margin at No. 4 singles and Paige Martonik won 6-2, 6-2 over Danielle McCoy at No. 5 singles.
At No. 1 doubles, the St. Marys team of Rosman/Orr won 8-0 over the Johnsonburg team of Scida/Fannin. Wiesner/Vega notched a team point at No. 2 doubles with an 8-1 victory over Johnson/Del Rio. This was the last match to be finished and with the team score tied at four, the match that ultimately decided the overall winner.
â€śSt. Marys has a nice team so it was good for us, a good learning experience for us to be that close,â€ť Dauber said. â€śSome of our doubles need to step up and start playing doubles instead of just hitting the ball around the court. We needed our No. 1 doubles to win and unfortunately they didnâ€™t come through but that will happen. They need to learn from that.â€ť
The Johnsonburg team of Martonik and Andrea Allegretto won 8-1 at No. 3 doubles over the St. Marys team of McCoy and Becky Hanes. Paige Secco and Ann Carnahan won at No. 4 doubles for the Ramettes with an 8-4 victory over Megan McCoy and Rachel Ehrensberger of St. Marys.
â€śIâ€™m happy for Paige Secco and Ann Carnahan, they won their first match,â€ť Dauber said. â€śPaige Martonik, she won singles and doubles, thatâ€™s great. Theyâ€™re improving.â€ť
Johnsonburg is at Punxsutawney for a 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Johnsonburgâ€™s match with Brockway, originally scheduled for Aug. 31, has been postponed to Sept. 12.
â€śOverall, itâ€™s improving, itâ€™s a work in progress,â€ť Dauber said. â€śIâ€™m not happy with losing but when you lose and youâ€™re there and you have a chance to win, itâ€™s OK. Weâ€™ll take it and build on it. We have a decent team, we really do. They played better and thatâ€™s a good thing.â€ť