• Savanah Angel

Girls Tennis Senior Night: Marlington Defeats Ravenna

Updated: Oct 4, 2019

On Thursday September 19th, the girls tennis team played Ravenna ending it in a 3-2 win. It was an eventful and exciting event, for it was the senior showcase. The courts were decorated beautifully with orange and black streamers, balloons, and tennis balls that were stuck in the fence, spelling out the Senior’s names next to their senior banners. Scott Pittman, who is the Head Girl’s Tennis Coach and the Career Tech Business Management Teacher at the high school, announced each of the four seniors and their parents individually; as well as what college they will attend after high school, their major, and their favorite memory during the season.

Madison Beggs, the daughter of Doug and Christy Beggs, is hoping to attend Mount Vernon Nazarene University as a pediatric occupational therapist; majoring in biology therapy. Her favorite memory is falling on the bleachers, ending up with a #BattleScar.

Senior Madison Beggs - Photo by Yianni Spondyl

Gracie Humphries, the daughter of Tony and Karen Humphries, is hoping to attend Malone University as a social worker. Her favorite memory is when they faced Orville, one of the most challenging teams to beat or as she said “It was a hard fought match.”

Senior Gracie HUmphries - Photo by Yianni Spondyl

Sarah Lane, the daughter of Jason and Melissa Lane, is currently undecided on where she wants to attend and what she wants to major in. Her favorite memory is getting her foot stuck underneath the bench.

Senior Sarah Lane - Photo by Yianni Spondyl

Jaelyn Summers, the daughter of Justin and Heather Summers, is hoping to attend the University of Akron as an occupational therapist. Her favorite memory is playing tennis with Idrena, a foreign exchange student.

Senior Jaelyn Summers - Photo by Yianni Spondyl

First Singles was Stella McConnell scoring 6-2 in the first set and a 6-0 in the second set.

Second Singles was Jaelyn Summers scoring a 2-6 in the first set and a 4-6 in the second set.

Third Singles was Madison Beggs scoring a 0-6 in the first set and a 0-6 in the second set.

It is not easy being on a court all by yourself; you definitely have to be more persistent and focused. But what these girls accomplished is phenomenal and they did a very great job.

First Doubles were Mary Mason and Eilzabeth Mason scoring a 6-2 in the first set and a 6-0 in the second set.

Second Doubles were Gracie Humphries and Sarah Lane scoring a 6-0 in the first set and a 6-0 in the second set.


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