Girls’ Tennis endures difficult week

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By Rachel Christian

Mount Vernon Girls Tennis struggled to stay strong on the courts, but ultimately fell to three competitors last week.

The Lady Wildcats were defeated by Washington, Central and Reitz during their weekly matches. They were also without the services of Ella Sims and Emily Duckworth, who participated in DECA Nationals, and Taylor Mattingly, who is injured.


Mount Vernon fell to Washington High School April 25, 1-4.

In number one singles, Bryley Harms was defeated, 4-6, 3-6. In number two singles, Jackie Godinez was defeated, 1-6, 0-6. In number three singles, Maggie Jones fell, 1-6, 0-6.

In number one doubles, Cora Epley and Maggie Collins were taken down, 0-6, 4-6.

In number two doubles, Janell Schirtzinger and Maci Selke gave Mount Vernon their only victory of the meet, 6-0, 6-4.


Mount Vernon suffered another major loss when they faced Central at an away game Thursday, walking away with a final score of 0-5.

In number one singles, Harms was defeated 4-6, 5-7. In number two singles, Godinez lost 0-6, 1-6. Jones was also defeated during number three singles, 0-6, 0-6.

Doubles proved no easier for the Lady Wildcats, as Epley and Collins fell 0-6, 0-6 during number one doubles. In number two doubles, Schirtzinger and Rachel Krieger were defeated 1-6, 1-6.


The Girls Tennis team wrapped up the rough week with a 0-5 loss against Reitz on Friday.

In number one singles, Harms was defeated 2-6, 0-6. That was followed by a 1-6, 3-6 loss by Godinez during number two singles.

In number one doubles, Schirtzinger and Epley fell, 1-6, 2-6. In number two doubles, Jones and Anna Weis were defeated, 0-6, 0-6.


The girls return to the home court next Tuesday at 4:45 p.m. against Castle High School.