The ETHS girls varsity tennis team defeated Niles West 4-3 Thursday on the road.
1. Analise Vujica def. Joan Gibbons (ETHS) 6-2, 6-3
2. Katie Chleboun def. Mara Getz (ETHS) 2-6 6-2 6-4
3. Emma Richardson (ETHS) def. Smita Jain 6-0 6-2
1. Caroline Cary/Lydia Collins (ETHS) def. Vicky Georgevich and Lexi Leftakes 6-1 6-1
2. Alexa Bits/Kristine Park def. Maya Aurichio/Olivia Schultze (ETHS) 4-6 7-5 6-1
3. Sammi Warner/Isabel Avery (ETHS) def. Ricki Esses/Andra Sabou 6-4 4-6 (ret)
4. Gabrielle Rivera/Lani Berk (ETHS) def. Emma Lazar/Nancy Ho 6-4, 6-3
ETHS started its second conference matchup with great intensity. We went up quickly in most of our matches, and the girls showed they are really starting to hit their stride.
Emma Richardson showed focus and drive beating her opponent decisively at 3 singles.
Cary/Collins barely flinched as they steam rolled Niles West at 1 doubles.
And Rivera/Berk, who started off shaky yesterday (Rivera was recovering from the flu), came back strong and confidently defeated #4 dubs 4,3.
Warner/Avery split sets before Niles W retired – despite Warner feeling seriously ill. Warner valiantly played through her sudden illness.
The last 2 matches, 2nd singles and 2nd dubs, ended in thrilling 3 setters. ETHS fought hard, but couldn't pull through.
ETHS plays next in the Maine South invitational Saturday.