ST. ALBANS, W. Va. — Its not always how you start but rather how you finish.
The Point Pleasant girls tennis team won the first two singles matches, as well as the first doubles match, but St. Albans won the other four matches and won the non-conference match at Coonskin Park.
Point Pleasant’s Valerie Smith topped Breann Spencer of St. Albans in the opening match by an 8-4 count, while Kelsey Allbright took an 8-0 victory over Rachel Blake in the second singles match of the night.
The Lady Knights led 2-0 but St. Albans’ Katelyn Caplinger took the third singles by a 8-3 score over Kaitlyn Dunn and Maddie Rudge defeated Gretchen Nibert 2-8 in the fourth singles match.
The duo of Smith and Allbright defeated Spencer and Caplinger to take the first doubles match by a 8-2 count. The second doubles match went to Rudge and Kaitlyn Gregg by an 8-4 count over Dunn and Nibert. In the final doubles match Ealisha Ebert and Macy Adkins of Point Pleasant fell to Rachel Neidlinger and Madi Price of SAHS by a count of 8-2, giving the Lady Red Dragons the 4-3 victory.
Point Pleasant will have one more shot at St. Albans, when the Lady Knights host the Lady Red Dragons on April 30.