Lady Leopards Dominate Orrville Invitational, Capture 1st
Louisville – 1ST
The Lady Leopards Tennis team dominated the Orrville Invitational Saturday morning. All three Singles players and #2 Doubles won all of their matches in straight sets.
Gretchen Groves defeated Hallie Adcock (Orrville) 6-1, 6-2 and Madison Cyphert (Tallmadge) 6-1, 6-1 to claim first place in #1 singles. Alexis Isla followed suit in #2 Singles by shutting out Michelle House (Dover) 6-0, 6-0 and defeating Lauren Cyphert (Tallmadge) 6-1,6-1 in the championship. Also, Sam Pukys shutout both Alexis Thomas (Orrville) and Samantha McNulty (Tallmadge) by a count of 6-0, 6-0.
Ciara Antonacci and Hannah Lemmon won a tie-breaker in the second set 8-6 to claim the match 6-3, 7-6 over Dover’s Courtney Kourie & Sierra Sandy. Then the pair cruised to a 6-1, 6-0 victory in the championship match over Tallmadge’s Dominique McGraw & Emilia Rowland.
Finally, Louisville’s bid for a sweep fell just short in a hard-fought #2 Doubles match. Sarah Robbins & Lindsay Brindack easily defeated Tallmadge’s Madeline Carter & Stevie Zarlie 6-1, 6-3 in the first round. However, the Tornadoes pair of Meredith Moore & Marquette Hovan jumped out to a 6-3 win in the first set of the championship match. Louisville then found themselves on the short-end of the second set tie-breaker 7-4. Dover won the match 3-6, 6-7 to claim the only no-Leopard title of the day, but still a well-earned second place finish.
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LEOPARDS – 1ST
#1 Singles–Gretchen Groves, champion
Round 1: defeated Hallie Adcock, (O), 6-1, 6-2
Round 2: defeated Madison Cyphert, (T), 6-1, 6-1
#2 Singles–Alexis Isla, champion
Round 1: defeated Michelle House (D), 6-0, 6-0
Round 2: defeated Lauren Cyphert, (T), 6-1, 6-1
#3 Singles–Samantha Pukys, champion
Round 1: defeated Alexis Thomas, (O), 6-0, 6-0
Round 2: defeated Samantha McNulty (T), 6-0, 6-0
#1 Doubles–Ciara Antonacci & Hannah Lemmon, champions
Round 1: defeated Courtney Kourie & Sierra Sandy, (D), 6-3, 7-6 (8-6)
Round 2: defeated Dominique McGraw & Emilia Rowland (T), 6-1, 6-0
#2 Doubles–Sarah Robbins & Lindsay Brindack, 2nd place
Round 1: defeated Madeline Carter & Stevie Zarle, (T), 6-1, 6-3
Round 2: lost to Meredith Moore & Marquette Hovan, (D), 3-6, 6-7 (4-7)
Team Standings: 1. Louisville 2. Tallmadge 3. Orrville 4. Dover
UP NEXT: The Lady Leopards will next host Green on Tuesday, August 21 at 4:00 PM.