Trinity Lutheran girls tennis drops match to Madison at home


One team swept the singles and the other took the doubles matches at Trinity Lutheran High School.

Unfortunately for Trinity, its wins weren’t enough to take the match.

Madison edged the Cougars 3-2 in cold, windy conditions on Tuesday.

Trinity’s first win came at No. 1 doubles, with Lauren Fleetwood and Macey Prewitt topping Hannah Huff and Grace Brautigam 6-1, 6-2.

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At No. 2 doubles, Cassidy Burnside and Katelyn Mensendiek dropped the first set 6-2 before taking the second by the same score.

In a third set super-tiebreaker, the Cougars’ duo dominated 10-1.

“I was really proud of the way they came back,” Trinity coach Mark Voss said. “(No. 1 doubles) were right where we expected. They have a lot of experience playing together. I expect them to compete every night we play.”

The Cougars (1-1) didn’t take a set in the singles positions.

Kourtney Neukam topped Courtney Barker 6-3, 6-3 at No. 1 singles, Regan Dean beat Abby Schult 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2 and Lauren Voss lost to Olivia Kelly 6-1, 6-4 at No.3.

“At No. 1, it was 3-2 and could have gone either way,” coach Voss said. “The second set was the same story. We had a great game plan at No. 2 singles and it worked early. Then the girl adjusted and we weren’t able to catch up. She played aggressive and hard. The scores were tight at No. 3. We’re a little more experienced at that position than years past, and it might have showed a little bit.”

Trinity will host New Washington tonight and go to Waldron on Thursday.

“I want to see us play smart,” coach Voss said. “I want us to understand where we need to hit the ball instead of hitting and seeing what happens. I want us to be proactive and not reactive with our play.”

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