The STC Girls Tennis Team handed visiting Dike New Hartford a 6-3 dual meet loss on May 5 at the STC Tennis Complex. The Trojans put themselves in a winning position by sweeping the first four singles matches.
Emily Martin proved her toughness as she faced Rachael Koop at #1 Singles. Even a slight flu bug couldn't slow the STC Senior as she built an 8-0 lead en route to a 10-2 victory. The win pushed her overall singles record to 5-1 this season. Madison Baack took to the court against Tessa Dall at #2 Singles. She cruised to a 10-3 win for the Trojans.
At #3 Singles, Tori Appelgate and Ali Meyer looked across the net at each other. The match proved to a slugfest as Meyer held a slight lead throughout the early stages of the set. Appelgate broke serve to get even and then held serve to lead 5-4. From that point on, Appelgate remained in control as she built towards a 10-6 win. Senior Caitlin Svacina remained focused throughout her match against Abby Klug at #4 Singles. She took a quick 3-0 lead to give herself a comfortable cushion. She converted that fast start to a 6-1 lead. Ultimately, Svacina was too good as she grabbed the 10-3 win.
Tori Appelgate played #3 singles against Dike New Hartford’s Ali Meyer. The match-up started even until Appelgate went on to take control winning 10-6 on Monday May 5.
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Dike New Hartford got two wins in singles at #5 and #6. Katie Nielsen downed STC Senior Taylor Muhlstein 8-10. Emma Williams defeated Junior Sydney Meek by a score of 2-10.
Martin/Baack teamed to push their season record in doubles to 9-0 when they defeated Koop/Dall at #1 Doubles by a score of 10-4. Appelgate/Svacina found themselves down early 2-4 against Meyer/Nielsen at #2 Doubles. They reeled off eight of the next nine games to post a 10-5 win. Dike New Hartford grabbed a win in doubles when Klug/Williams downed Muhlstein/Meek 3-10.
In JV Action, Dike New Hartford posted a 5-2 win. STC's wins came when Megan Mann/Natalie Stadler defeated Biz Cuvelier/Mallory Laube 6-2 and Natalie Wesely/Rachael McAdoo defeated Addie Johnston/Frida Marcussen 6-4.