Lady Knights fall to Spring Valley

Bryan Walters

March 28, 2014

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Not all was lost.

The Point Pleasant girls tennis team suffered its second consecutive setback at home Thursday night following a 6-1 loss to visiting Spring Valley in a non-conference matchup at the new PPJSHS courts in Mason County.

The Lady Knights (0-2) have been defeated in 13 of the 14 matches played at their new home early on, but junior Kelsey Allbright provided the lone host triumph Thursday night with an 8-5 victory over Meredith Hall in second singles.

Allbright also dropped an 8-6 tiebreaker for a 9-8 loss to Abigail Cadle of Nitro Monday night in the season opener. Those are the only two matches of the year in which PPHS has won more than four games in any one outing.

Valerie Smith dropped an 8-0 decision to Katie Swan in first singles, while Kaitlyn Dunn suffered an 8-2 setback to Abby Chaffins in the third singles. Gretchen Nibert also dropped an 8-0 decision in fourth singles to Hannah Ray of SVHS.

Smith and Allbright suffered an 8-2 setback to Swan and Hall in first doubles, while Dunn and Nibert dropped an 8-4 decision to Chaffins and Shelby Wellman in second doubles. Ealisha Ebert and Macy Adkins also lost an 8-1 decision to Ray and McKenzie Wright in third doubles.