Fulton tennis team comes up short against Homer

by Rob Tetro

The Fulton girls varsity tennis team trailed Homer by a 3-0 score following singles play Wednesday. It seemed as if the Lady Raiders were in for a long afternoon. However, Fulton didn’t quit.

The Lady Raiders battled valiantly in doubles play to get back into the contest. Unfortunately for Fulton, Homer’s early lead proved to be too much to overcome as the Lady Trojans came away with a 4-3 win.

Homer was impressive during singles play. Laura Dart defeated Fulton’s Kassidy Kearns 6-1, 6-1. Rachel McNeil defeated Fulton’s Katelyn Billings 6-0, 6-0 and  Carly Dove defeated Fulton’s Jasmine Denson 6-2, 6-0.

Fulton made things interesting during doubles play. Fulton’s Anna Guernsey and Julia Ludington defeated Homer’s Rachel Murray and Sarah Wilsey 7-5, 6-3. Fulton’s Sophia Giovannetti and Maureen McCann defeated Homer’s Lydia Brown and Katie Mercer, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1.

Fulton’s Audrey Proto and Krista Vann defeated Homer’s Maddie Jennings and Ana Shore, 5-7, 7-5, 7-6.

In what proved to be the clincher for Homer, Sarah McNamara and Shannon Spencer defeated Fulton’s Savannah Bray and Casey Shannon 6-4, 4-6, 7-6.

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