The Rushville Lady Lions’ tennis team traveled south to Lawrenceburg for a match against the Lady Tigers Thursday. Rushville entered the matchup with a team record of 2-5. The home team entered the day with a record of 5-2. Unfortunately for the Lady Lions, the team’s four-match skid continued into five.
Since Rushville’s 4-1 win against New Castle, the girls varsity had not won an individual match. This streak also continued against Lawrenceburg, as the home team won 5-0. In the singles, Lady Lion Alexis Fenimore lost each of her sets to Lady Tiger Elle McMullen, 6-1. In the next singles, Rushville’s Lexey Yager was defeated by Gracie Safaviyan 6-0 in each set. In the last singles match, Audrey Gulley of Rushville was defeated by Lawrenceburg’s Evelyn McAndrew 6-0 in both sets.
Rushville did not fare better in the doubles matchups. Rushville’s Josie Fields and Lily Yager were defeated in the first doubles matchup by Calli Pope and Ella McAndrew. The score of the first set was 6-1 and the second was 6-0. The second doubles matchup went similarly, as Isabella Wilson and Nova Tackett were defeated by Lawrenceburg’s Jasmyn Blackburn and Lola Safaviyan. The scores were 6-0, 6-1.
As Rushville’s losing streak increased, the Lady Tigers, meanwhile, have won six straight matches after losing their first two to East Central and Oldenburg, respectively. Rushville has four matches this week, which gives them plenty of opportunities for a rebound. They began the week in Edinburgh on Monday but will be at home the rest of the week. Their other matches during the week are Connersville, Pendleton Heights (Thursday) and the Lion Invitational Saturday morning.
Other matches
Batesville varsity girls tennis posted a 5-0 win at Rushville April 19.
Senior Betsy Harmeyer won a 6-0, 6-2 final over Fenimore at No. 1 singles. Summer Ratcliffe was a 6-1, 6-0 winner at No. 2 singles while Chloe Saler won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3.
The No. 1 doubles team of Kayla Stone and Laney Walsman defeated Yager and Fields 6-1, 6-1. Cayman Werner and Cara VanSickle teamed up to win 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2.
The JV was also victorious, 5-0.
Rushville then fell 5-0 to Hauser the next evening. The Lions weren’t able to secure a set off the Jets.