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Louisville Nipped by Green 3-2 in Season Finale – Girls Tennis

Katie Yarnall Louisville Leopards Girls Tennis Vs. GlenOak Golden Eagles 2021

Green 3, Louisville 2

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The Louisville Leopards Girls Tennis Team was edged by the visiting Green Bulldogs 3-2 Wednesday Evening at the Greg Parrish Courts. With the loss, Louisville finishes the regular season with a final record of 10-5.


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Kibler Finishes Regular Season 15-0 in Singles

Jenny Can Cleaning AdLeopard senior Rachel Kibler found herself in a seesaw battle with Green’s Evie Pryor in #1 singles. Kibler defeated Pryor 6-1 in the opening set, but dropped the second set 6-3. However, Kibler returned to form in the third set taking it 6-1 to clinch the victory and a perfect regular season in singles play. Kibler heads into the postseason with a record of 16-1 overall and 15-0 in singles competition.

Senior Katie Yarnall rallied back against the Bulldogs’ Jules Beyes in #3 singles for Louisville’s only other victory. Yarnall dropped the opening set 4-6, but flipped the tables in taking the second set by a 6-4 count. Seizing momentum, Yarnall was dominate in the third and final set 6-1 to claim the win.


Peel Win in #2 Singles Lifts Bulldogs

Re-Elect Corey Street Louisville City Council AdGreen won both doubles matches. The Bulldogs duo of Lily Howdyshell & Mariah Lynch rallied for a 1-6, 6-0, 6-1 victory over the Lady Leopards senior team of Bailey Menegay & McKenzie Taylor. Green’s #2 doubles team of Sophia Futo & Kylie Weisel also won in straight sets over Louisville’s Jhacel Dawa & Kora Woolf 6-3, 6-0.

The match came down to #2 singles. Emily Peel edged Leopard senior Jade Thomas 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 to earn the match point and win for the Bulldogs. Green finishes the regular season at 9-7 with the victory.


Louisville Vs. Green Girls Tennis History

The Lady Leopards have now fallen to the Lady Bulldogs in each of the past two seasons. Louisville still leads the all-time series 8-5, but Green has taken 5 of the last 7 matchups overall.

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UP NEXT: The Lady Leopards will next compete at the DI Canton Sectional Tournament beginning on Monday, October 4 at Jackson Park. 


Green at Louisville Girls Tennis Box Score

BULLDOGS 3, LEOPARDS 2

Singles

#1 Rachel Kibler (L) d. Evie Pryor (G) 6-2, 3-6, 6-1
Kibler 16-1 (15-0 Singles)

#2 Emily Peel (G) d. Jade Thomas (L) 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3)
Thomas 9-8 (8-7 Singles)

#3 Katie Yarnall (L) d. Jules Beyes (G) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
Yarnall 12-5 (11-4 Singles)

Doubles

#1 Lily Howdyshell & Mariah Lynch (G) d. Bailey Menegay & McKenzie Taylor (L) 2-6, 6-0, 6-1
Menegay 9-9, Taylor 7-11

#2 Kylie Weisel & Sophia Futo (G) d. Kora Woolf & Jhacel Dawa (L) 6-3, 6-0
Woolf 3-12 (3-11 Doubles), Dawa 1-11


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