WOMEN’S TENNIS NOW FIRST IN CONFERENCE AFTER DEFEATING GREENVILLE 8-1 ON SENIOR DAY

 

Shannon Carney
Principia Athletics

Elsah, Il— Principia women’s tennis team is undefeated in conference play with their win over Greenville.  It was the last conference match of this season and the team will prepare for conference championships next weekend.
 
The Panthers swept the doubles with all three teams hitting accurate volleys and strong overheads.  Between the singles and doubles this year’s graduating seniors were honored.  Anh Vu has played for the team for three years.  This is the first year that she is competing in both singles and doubles in the starting line-up.  She is 4-1 in conference play singles and doubles.  Nathalie DeLoach is a 4th year women’s tennis athlete.  Her first year she was a journeyman player. She worked hard each day at practice and at Nationals she was able to step in and represent Principia.  In conference play, Nathalie is 4-1 in singles and doubles.  Caitlin Carney is a 4th year tennis athlete and is undefeated in conference play, her record is 5-0 in singles and doubles.
 
In singles, Paige Cooley, #1 singles, did not lose a game.  She played forcing tennis and closed out many of her points at the net.  Nathalie DeLoach, #4 singles, also earned a win with her steady play and she did not give up a game.  Complete match scores are below.
 
The women play at Washington University Saint Louis on Tuesday at 4:30.   Conference Championships begin on Friday at 2 PM at the Principia Upper School campus. Come out and support the team! 
 
Principia 8     Greenville   1

    Principia          8     Greenville           1    
DOUBLES         Winner Score
1   Paige Cooley vs   Allison Fennewald Principia 8–1
    Caitlin Carney     Courtney Blaser    
2   Nathalie DeLoach vs   Maddi Walsh Principia 8–2
    Gracie Buchanan     Christina Bowman    
3   Anh Vu vs   Breanna Thomas Principia 8–2
    Brittany Duke     Brooke Bryant    
               
SINGLES              
1   Paige Cooley vs   Allison Fennewald Principia 6-0,6-0
2   Gracie Buchanan vs   Christina Bowman Westminster 7-6(3) 6-4
3   Caitlin Carney vs   Courtney Blaser Principia 6-0,6-1
4   Nathalie DeLoach vs   Maddi Walsh Principia 6-0,6-0
5   Anh Vu vs   Breanna Thomas Principia 6-1,6-2
6   Brittany Duke vs   Maddie Saffel Principia 6-3,7-5
               
    FINAL      SCORE    
    Principia     Greenville    
    8     1    
               
Exhibition              
#7 Singles Hallie Jones vs   Brooke Bryant Principia 3-Aug
    Conference Record          
    5–0
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