HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — It wasn’t a win, but rather a sign of improvement.
After dropping a 6-1 match decision to Huntington Saint Joseph on March 30, the Point Pleasant girls tennis team fared a little better Monday before ultimately dropping a 4-3 decision to the Lady Irish in a non-conference contest at Ritter Park Tennis Center in Cabell County.
The Lady Knights (3-7) dropped their second straight match as HSJHS won 3-of-4 singles competitions and then wrapped up the outcome with a win in first doubles.
Danielle Marcum was the lone Lady Knight to score a victory in singles play after posting an 8-5 win over Laney Blatt in fourth singles.
Olivia Pyles and Sarah Deem earned an 8-3 win over Blatt and Tatianna Schrader in second doubles, while Kenlee Bonecutter and Caroline Foreman posted an 8-4 victory over McKenzie Shepard and Kathleen Steadman in third doubles.
McKenna Bronosky dropped an 8-0 decision to Audrey Heaherlin in first singles, while Bailey Barnett lost by an 8-2 count in second singles to Parvenee Karimpour. Pyles also fell 8-5 to Alyse Lewis in third singles.
Heaherlin and Karimpour also won the first doubles competition by an 8-2 count over Bronosky and Barnett.
Bryan Walters can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2101.