Lady Packer tennis starts its season with a loss

Feb. 1—MOULTRIE — In their first match of the season, the varsity Lady Packers tennis team lost 2-3 against Bleckley County.

"We were without some varsity players," said head coach Amber Day. "Some of the younger girls had the chance to gain some experience in actual game play."

The two wins came from the No. 1 doubles position as well as No. 3 singles.

Both with two years of varsity experience, as well as with doubles play, senior Candace Moses and junior Jayley Johnson dominated their sets 6-3; 6-0.

Freshman athlete Julia Costin went into a tiebreaker during the first high school match of her career.

The first two sets were 6-4; 5-7 and Costin came back strong during the tie breaker, winning 10-7.

Also sending their match into a tiebreaker was the team of sophomores Laura Gonzales and Frances Luis, playing number two doubles.

After losing the first set 3-6, Gonzales and Luis battled hard during the second set, winning 7-5; however, they were unable to maintain their momentum and lost 7-10 during the final set.

Number one singles saw senior Carolyne Turner lose 2-6; 1-6.

Emily Lampman, playing at number two singles, lost 4-6; 3-6.

There was also one JV tennis match that sophomore Jaelyn Wier played. She lost 4-6;1-6.

"We have several veteran players returning," said Day. "We will be tightening up our lineup the next couple matches before we begin region play."

The first region match will be hosted by Richmond Hill, scheduled for February 9.

Lady Packers tennis will next scrimmage with Cook when they travel to Adel on Thursday.