Whitko tennis grabs first win of the year

ROCHESTER — Whitko’s girls tennis team picked up its first win of the season Wednesday night at Rochester.The Lady Wildcats won by a close 3-2 margin.No. 3 singles player Laura Hippensteel is undefeated after three matches. Hippensteel defeated her Rochester opponent 6-4,6-3.Abby Marshall won in a three-game match over Lady Zebra Makayla Stockberger in No. 1 singles. She won the first game 6-3, lost the second 6-3 and won the third 6-1.In No. 2 singles, Aressa Tackwell also won in three games. Tackwell won the first 6-4, lost the second game 6-2 and won the third game 6-4.Candice Swick and Whitney Hobbs lost 6-1, 6-4 in No. 1 doubles to Myranda Giant and Karina Smith of Rochester.In No. 2 doubles, Whitko’s Bailey Baugher and Erin Murphy lost 6-0, 6-1 to Aubrey Franklin and Caitlyn Patterson.