Girls Tennis: Lady Hubs drop home match with Ottawa

Senior Sawyer McGee goes to her backhand during Rochelle’s varsity tennis match against the Ottawa Pirates on Thursday. (Photo by Russell Hodges)

McGee, Hasz win at No. 2 doubles

ROCHELLE — The Lady Hub varsity tennis team returned home for an Interstate 8 Conference match with the Ottawa Pirates on Thursday. Rochelle claimed one doubles point, but the Lady Hubs ultimately fell by a score of 4-1 to move to 1-3 overall.

Senior Sawyer McGee and junior Sylvia Hasz stepped up for Rochelle at No. 2 doubles, defeating Ottawa’s Kyleigh Olszewski and Grace Sutterfield in straight sets (6-2, 6-1). Juniors Emma Hicks and Josie Lundquist fought hard at No. 3 doubles, taking Tessa Thiry and Avery Landers to three sets before falling 6-2, 6-7(5), 3-6.

Ottawa swept the singles courts Thursday afternoon, with Ella Marvel topping Rochelle senior Anna Guevara 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles and Sara Meyer winning 6-2, 6-2 over Lady Hub junior Megan Thompson at No. 2 singles. The Pirates claimed the No. 1 doubles match, with Marta Johnson and Rebekah Felty defeating Rochelle juniors Jordin Dickey and MeLisa Young 6-2, 6-2.

Rochelle (1-3, 0-1 Interstate 8) will face LaSalle-Peru on the road next Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.

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