The Meadowdale Mavericks girls tennis team celebrated the eight seniors on the squad as a part of Senior Day on Wednesday, but it was the Shorewood Thunderbirds that spoiled the party.
The Mavs fell to the T-Birds 4-3 in a 2A/3A Wesco League South Conference matchup held at Meadowdale High School.
Shorewood’s Maddie Bong slipped past Meadowdale’s Sidney Wright in a three-set thriller 7-5, 5-7, 7-6(7-2) in the No.1 singles’ match of the day. The T-Birds won one other singles’ match and two of four doubles’ matches to take the team victory.
Even with Wednesday’s team loss, Meadowdale’s overall mark of 9-4 is the best at the school in recent history. The Lady Mavs will go for their 10th victory of the year in their regular season finale on Friday, May 3, when they travel to Mill Creek to challenge the 10-4 Jackson Timberwolves.
Prep Girls Tennis: Shorewood at Meadowdale, May 1
Shorewood 4 – Meadowdale 3
Singles: Maddie Bong (Shorewood) defeated Sidney Wright (Meadowdale) 7-5, 5-7, 7-6(7-2); Bretta Petersen (Shorewood) defeated Jodhi James (Meadowdale) 6-2, 6-1; Nomin Ulziisaikhan (Meadowdale) defeated Shay Ryder (Shorewood) 6-3, 6-2; Kaitlyn Robinson (Meadowdale) defeated Sammantha Rand (Shorewood) 5-7, 6-3, 10-5
Doubles: Tess Galley / Brynn Morrison (Shorewood) defeated Isabel Reonal / Kelsey Cummins (Meadowdale) 6-1, 1-6, 7-5; Hana Berisha / Jeanelle De los Reyes (Meadowdale) defeated Nicole Nelson / Estella Clapper (Shorewood) 7-5, 6-3; Hannan Alexander / Jill Anneberg (Shorewood) defeated Sofia Tang / Amy Ly (Meadowdale) 6-4, 6-1
Records: Meadowdale 4-3 in 2A/3A Wesco League South Conference, 9-4 overall; Shorewood 5-1 in 2A/3A Wesco League South Conference, 10-1 overall
Meadowdale next match: versus Jackson; Friday, May 3; 3:30 p.m. at Jackson High School in Mill Creek
— By Doug Petrowski