Even though Troy’s varsity girls’ tennis team lost 7-2 against Francis Howell on Tuesday, Sept. 3, the performance was encouraging.

The two wins came from Ashley Firoved (number one singles) in three sets and from Catherine Mennemeyer (number two singles) whose opponent retired.

The Trojans also lost two very closely contested matches in tiebreakers. Those were the number two doubles and the number five singles matches.

“We were competitive, the girls played hard and didn’t give up. The overall team score doesn’t show how close some of the individual matches were. I am proud of the girls, we didn’t win an individual match against them last fall, so it shows that we have improved,” coach Matt Summer said. He also mentioned that, with the level of experience that his junior varsity team has, they showed a lot of gumption.

“We are proud of how our JV girls played today, most of them are first-year players getting their first chance to play another school. They tried hard and will learn greatly from the experiences today,” Summer said.

The girls’ tennis team’s next home game is Sept. 11 against Holt High School.

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