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S-GI varsity girls tennis team goes 1 – 1 for the week

SPRINGVILLE — The Springville-Griffith Institute varsity girls tennis team split a pair of matches this past week, as the Lady Griffs took on Alden and Tonawanda.

On Friday, Sept. 21, the girls fell short in a 3 – 2 loss to Alden. Springville won two of the three singles matches, with victories by Gabby Hartman and Becca Maciuba. The Lady Griffs dropped both doubles matches.

Coach Frank Noeson said he was pleased with his girls’ performance, but added that he knows where improvement is needed. “This contest came down to the two doubles matches and both were very close matches that could’ve gone either way,” he said. “Some inconsistent play at the net by us and great lobs by Alden were the difference in the outcomes.”

On Monday, Sept. 24, the team traveled to take on the Tonawanda Warriors and came away with a 5 – 0 win.

The Lady Griffs were victorious in singles play, getting wins from Hartman, Maciuba and Corinne Schunke. In the doubles play, Springville’s Stephanie Bress and Kayla Haberer won their match. Also winning in doubles play were Sarah Owen and Tori Chamberlin.

Noeson said he was impressed by his team’s effort. “The girls played a great match against Tonawanda,” he said. “We were able to adjust to the windy conditions with some great footwork. The entire team served the ball well, and we were in control of all points played.”

The Lady Griffs were back in action on Thursday, Sept. 27, when they traveled to play against East Aurora.

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