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The Lady Pirates won the 2018 Scott County Girls Tennis Invitational on Sat. After defeating Eastern (Pekin) on Friday. Greensburg faced Lanesville in the Semi-Finals on Sat. morning. At #1 Singles, Raegan Rigney defeated Hailee Parsons 6-2, 6-1. At #2 Singles, Bailey Menkedick def. Emma Peele 6-1, 6-4. At #3, Ellie Acra battled through a long 3-set match to win over Emily Patterson 6-2, 3-6, 6-2. At #1 Doubles, Kirsten Fong/Claudia Westhafer def. Morgan Watson/Jadyn Bradford 6-1, 7-5. #2 Doubles saw Sarah Schneider/Emma Nobbe come up just short against Morgan Bell/Elizabeth Turner 6-1, 6-7 (11), 1-0 (3).
In the Finals, the Lady Pirates faced the host Scottsburg Lady Warriors. The match got off to a great start for Greensburg as Raegan Rigney and Bailey Menkedick both won quickly at #1 Singles and #2 Singles. Rigney got past Megan Johnson 6-0, 6-2, and Menkedick def. Hannah Brown 6-0, 6-0. From that point however, the match took on all the trimmings of a final match-up. At #3 Singles, Ellie Acra faced a much more rested player in Lyla Waskom and Acra I think simply ran out of gas in a 7-5, 6-1 loss. At #1 Doubles, Kirsten Fong/Claudia Westhafer came up short against Leah Hunefeld/Eliza Mount 6-4, 6-4. “The Scottsburg doubles team at #1 was by far the best team we have seen this year and Kirsten/Claudia battled very well against them. We played well but just came up a little short”. The match and the title would come down to #2 Doubles where Sarah Schneider/Emma Nobbe faced Kinley Harmon/Lindsey Pfaffenbach. In the first set, Schneider/Nobbe jumped out and won 6-3. Scottsburg turned the tables in set #2 winning 6-3. It would come down to one set. Neither team could pull away from the other in the first 7 games but the Lady Pirates broke through to take a 5-3 lead on some good play at the net. After dropping game #9, the Pirate duo played a solid game to close out the win and claim the title 6-4.
“We called Emma Nobbe at about 10pm on Firday and told her we needed her to play on Sat. morning. I could not be more pleased with the way she stepped up. She was in a real pressure spot and really came through for us!”, said Coach Bailey.