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Girls tennis: Trojans make strong effort against MACCRAY


WORTHINGTON — Sometimes raw scores don’t tell the entire story of a sporting contest.

In the event of the Worthington Trojans’ home girls tennis match against MACCRAY Thursday, you can’t get all the story by looking at the statistics.

The Trojans played well, even though they lost, 5-2. “Lots of the matches had long points,” said WHS assistant coach Krista Van Note.

Long points. But for the most part, the longer points were won by the Wolverines. That can be considered fair progress, however, for a Worthington team that was beaten 7-0 in its previous outing, exactly one week earlier, against Fairmont.

Worthington is now 1-3 on the season.

At first singles Thursday, junior Emily Williamson produced solid strokes in a two-set victory over her MACCRAY opponent. Worthington also won at fourth singles as senior Alicia Khatt earned a 6-1, 6-1 triumph.

Worthington’s second singles player, Rachel Drietz, fell by a 6-1, 6-1 score. And teammate Annie Lesnar was defeated at third singles.

Makensie Carstensen and Sarah Janssen lost 6-2, 6-1 at first doubles. At second doubles, Worthington’s Brianna Kempema and Miranda LeBrun were defeated 6-2, 6-0. And at third doubles, the Worthington duo of Paige Stewart and Kristy Workman fell in two sets.

“The girls played well,” Van Note said. “They were taking chances at the net. We were working on approach shots all week, and on when to go to the net. We took a lot of chances. It just didn’t go our way.”