BY ANDY ROWER | MIRROR SPORTS — Maumee’s girls tennis team improved to 3-1 last week with a pair of shutout victories at Start and Wauseon.
The latest Panthers win came over the Indians on August 23.
Sophomore Cazie Dur-ham led Maumee with a 6-2, 6-3 first singles victory over Alisa Shult, senior Claire Waller followed by beating Sam Aeschlsman 6-0, 6-1 at second singles and freshman Julia Becker took the third singles match by shutting out Julie Waldron, 6-0, 6-0.
“Cazie continues to prove how hard work can pay off,” said Maumee girls tennis coach Liz Moulton. “Claire played very well.
“Tonight, the message was to control the match and Julia did just that. Look for great things from her.”
Panthers senior Lindsey Krist and sophomore Allie Karrenbauer combined for a 6-0, 7-5 first doubles win over Sierra Rupp and Paige Smith and juniors Makayla Gast and Kayla Harrigan won the second doubles match with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Aliza Kudlica and Caitlyn McDonough.
“Lindsey and Allie really played well tonight,” Moulton said. “When their first serves went in, all the points seemed to favor Maumee.
“The second doubles match showed the patience Maumee seems to covet while doing their job on the court.”
The second Panthers win came in a rescheduled match at Start the previous afternoon.
Durham and Waller both played to 6-0, 6-0 wins over Heather Minnicozzi and Kendra Beaverson at first and second singles and Becker took the third singles match with a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Breonna Pakulski.
“Julia showed some true poise while beating Pakulski,” Moulton said. “She played very well in the second set.”
In doubles action, Krist and Karrenbauer defeated Christine Williams and Sophia Muir, 7-6, 6-0, and Gast and Harrigan tacked on a 2-6, 6-2, 1-0 win over Olivia Poland and Emma Kitian.
“The tiebreaker was very close and these two teams showed their determination in this match,” Moulton said.