Johnsonburg tennis edges Lady Dutch 5-4

The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch tennis team lost a tough 5-4 match to the Johnsonburg Ramettes Monday afternoon at the SMAHS courts."I never had a group that worked harder than these girls, they are a very good group and their parents should be as proud of them as I am, win or lose," Johnsonburg coach Gregg Dauber said. At first singles, SMA’s Amy Orr defeated Riley Fannin 6-1, 6-2.At second singles, SMA’s Aubrey Wiesner defeated Josie Del Rio 6-0, 6-0.Danielle McCoy of the Lady Dutch defeated Andrea Allegretto 6-2, 6-4 at third singles.At fourth singles, Johnsonburg’s Paige Martonik defeated Megan McCoy 6-1, 6-0.“In singles matches we had to make substitutions today because our third singles player and our fifth singles player were out due to injuries. The girls did the best they could under the circumstances,” said St. Marys coach Sue Lepovetsky.At fifth singles, Cheyenne Johnson of the Ramettes defeated Samantha Forster 6-0, 6-0."The girls played well and deserve this win," Dauber said. "Cheyenne johnson, for the third time this year, was a double winner."At first doubles, SMA’s Amy Orr and Danielle McCoy defeated Riley Fannin and Paige Martonik 8-1.At second doubles, Cheyenne Johnson and Paige Secco of the Ramettes defeated Aubrey Wiesner and Megan McCoy 8-4.At third doubles, Andrea Allegretto and Josie Del Rio of Johnsonburg defeated Samantha Forster and Ashley Floravit 8-0."It was a great win for the girls, and it came down to the final doubles match and (Andrea) Allegretto/(Josie) Del Rio took care of business," Dauber said. At fourth doubles, Johnsonburg’s Megan Fannin and Olivia Perez-McGill defeated Rebecca Aloi and Madison Squires 8-3."Fannin and Perez-McGill played a very nice match as well, so it's coming, but we still need to focus and keep working hard and this will turn around and these girls deserve it."Lepovetsky said she appreciated the effort from the Lady Dutch. “I appreciate the girls trying their best to win their matches under the circumstances they had to face. They made it close and had a good match against Johnsonburg,” added Lepovetsky.The Lady Dutch return to action this afternoon when they play host to the Bradford Lady Owls at 3:30 p.m. at the SMAHS courts. Johnsonburg is scheduled to host Clearfield at 3:30 p.m. this afternoon.