Cougars sweep Lancers on senior night


After a tough weekend, Trinity Lutheran’s girls tennis team bounced back in a big way.

On senior night, the Cougars blanked Edinburgh 5-0 on senior night.

The first match to come off the courts was at No. 3 singles, as Lauren Voss swept Kaylee Swallows 6-0, 6-0.

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At No. 1 singles, Courtney Barker made quick work of Haley Jones, winning 6-0, 6-1.

Abby Schult mimicked Barker at No. 2 singles for Trinity (5-5), picking up a 6-0, 6-1 victory against Kaylee Swallows.

Macey Prewitt and Lauren Fleetwood picked up a convincing 6-3, 6-1 at No. 1 doubles versus Destiny Ramey and Haven Link.

After taking the first set 6-2, Cassidy Burnside and Katelyn Mensendiek fell behind 4-3 in the second. The Cougars’ duo stormed to take the next three games, and the match, over Katie Bobert and AnneLiese Lollar

Barker, Voss and Prewitt were all honored prior to the match for senior night.

Trinity coach Mark Voss said that this year’s group of seniors have brought a lot to the program.

“I moved with them here from Immanuel (Lutheran),” he said. “We’ve been together for six years. It’s going to be difficult to replace them.”

On Saturday, Trinity returned home with a 1-2 record from at the Southern Indiana Conference Tournament at Hanover.

In the first round, the Cougars lost 5-0 against Southwestern (Hanover). Fleetwood and Prewitt, at No. 1 doubles, and Cassidy Burnside and Katelyn Mensendiek at No. 2 doubles lost by identical scores of 6-4, 6-4. The only other close match was at No. 2 singles, with Schult losing 7-5, 6-2.

Trinity then bounced back with a 5-0 shutout of Milan Barker won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles, Schult won 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2 singles and Voss won 6-3, 6-1 at No. 3 singles.

In doubles action, Fleetwood and Prewitt lost the first set 6-1 and won by the same score in the second set to force a super tiebreaker and won 10-5. At the No. 2 position, Burnside and Mensendiek won the first set 6-4 but then fell 7-5 before winning 10-5.

Finally, the Cougars lost to Christian Academy 4-1. Burnside and Mensendiek scored Trinity’s lone point with a 6-4, 6-3 win. The Warriors won the other matches in straight sets.

“We had a tough weekend, playing three matches in one day, facing some tough competition,” Voss said. “It’s nice to come back and get a 5-0 win tonight. We didn’t tend to make as many mental mistakes tonight. Hopefully we can keep those to a minimum (today). If we do, we have a shot.”

The Cougars will host Christian Academy of Indiana tonight.

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