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Col. City tennis tops Norwell; ’Busco falls to Northrop

April 11, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — The Lady Eagle tennis team started their season 1-0 Tuesday with a 3-2 win over the Norwell Lady Knights.

In No. 1 singles, Columbia City’s Celine Rongos defeated Brittany Barger 6-1, 6-1. Lady Knight and No. 2 singles winner Lyndsey Havener beat Kennedy Slavicek, 6-3, 6-0.

Rounding out the singles action were the No. 3s. Alaina Beckner lost to Norwell’s Rachel Phillips, 6-2, 6-4.

Both doubles team for Columbia City came away victorious. Breanna Hicks and Sydney Ford defeated Jessica Rupright and Addie Williams (6-0, 6-1). Lady Eagles Blake Farber and Macie Hinen (No. 2) won over Taylor Sprinkle and Laken Chaney.

’Busco: Hosting Fort Wayne Northrop, the Churubusco Lady Eagle tennis team moved to 0-2 on the year, losing by shutout to the Lady Bruins.
No. 1 single Morgan Young took Sabrina Ngo the distance before losing 6-4, 6-2, 1-6.

Nikkie Essingler, Lady Eagles’ No. 2, lost 6-2, 6-3 to Melissa Maggard. Kayleen Mitchell, No. 3, went down in straight sets, also 6-3, 6-2.
The No. 1 doubles team of Madi Cook and Maggie Kitt were shut out, 6-0, 6-0.

Aaliyah Hensinger and Katee Baxter also fell in singles, 6-0, 6-1. Liz Brooks, Alexis Helbert and Elaine Pence, junior varsity Lady Eagles, lost their respective sets, as did the JV team of Brooks and Pence.

The day ended with a final score of 5-0 in favor of the Lady Bruins.

Churubusco travels to Fremont Thursday.

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