Warren girls pick up hard-fought tennis win | News, Sports, Jobs

ERIE — Warren’s girls tennis team earned a hard-fought 3-2 win Tuesday at the Erie Royals.

At top singles, Iris Kiehl lost to Enisa Silikovic 2-6, 3-6.

“We were pretty happy with Iris’ play today. She competed at a high level with most games going to deuce,” said Warren coach Thomas Pellegrino.

At second singles, Grace Carr lost to Riley Gloystein 3-6, 0-6.

“Grace got off to a hot 3-0 start, but Riley came firing back midway through the first set and didn’t let up,” said Pellegrino.

Lucy Harrison got Warren’s lone singles win of the day by defeating Mackenzie Bruce 6-1 6-2.

“This was a solid performance by Lucy,” said Pellegrino. “We have been working on her playing a bit more aggressive and ending points early, and she executed that plan well today.”

In a doubles sweep, Izzy Heacox and Kaelin Hatfield defeated Grace Lyle and Tristyu Rihi 6-1 6-1. Madalynn Perry and Sydnie Cochran defeated Arden Claudio and Merisha Temang 6-0 6-0.

“Our doubles came out and got down to business,” said Pellegrino. “We were off the courts within 30 to 40 minutes, giving us a quick 2-0 in the match. We feel as though we have some of the strongest pairs in the district and we’re very impressed with their play today.

“This win puts us at 4-5 on the season going into (Wednesday’s) region matchup with McDowell at home,” said Pellegrino. “I think as a team we are starting to click at the right time, but we need to be on top of our game tomorrow if we want to beat McDowell. The best part about this match is that it will be a good match to prepare us for our 2A-rival Mercyhurst this Thursday.”

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