Lady Crusader tennis downs Lady Dutch Friday
St. Marys Area girls' tennis team lost to ECC 7-2 in a match that started on Thursday and ended on Friday after being suspended due to rain. St. Marys is now 5-5 on the season. "(Friday) was another good match between two good teams," said ECC coach Pete Meier. "Both squads played very well considering the weather. Tennis is supposed to be played on dry courts with temps in the 70s. (Friday) it was rainy and 50, but I have to give the girls on both teams a lot of credit for playing very good tennis under such adverse conditions."At first singles, St. Marys Area's Aubrey Weisner won 6-3, 6-4 against Laira Reuscher. "This was a great match between the both of them," said St. Marys Area coach Sue Lepovetsky. At second singles, St. Marys had to forfeit due to injury. At third singles, Chelsea Agosti lost in a third-set tie-breaker 6-1, 4-6, 4-10 against ECC's Kristin Dippold. At fourth singles, Danielle McCoy lost her match 0-6, 1-6 to ECC's Sophie Herzing. At fifth singles, Megan McCoy was defeated 0-6, 2-6 by Elk Catholic's Abby Wittman. "The girls played well despite the rain and having to play another day to finish their matches," Lepovetsky said. At first doubles, St. Marys Area's Aubrey Wiesner and Chelsea Agosti won their match 8-6 against Kristin Dippold and Abby Wittman. "The match was well-played by both teams," Lepovetsky said. "The doubles match of the day came at first doubles, where Kristin Dippold and Abby Wittman lost a heartbreaker," Meier added. "Abby and Kristin are both wonderful young ladies, they have been playing very well for us, and today they just came up short."At second doubles, Danielle McCoy and Madison Squires lost their match 3-8 to ECC's Rachel Stauffer and Marla Scacchitti. "Our doubles teams also played very well, especially at second doubles, where Marla Scacchitti and Rachel Stauffer played great tennis in their win," Meier said. At third doubles, Megan McCoy and Ashley Mertz lost their match 1-8 againt Elk Catholic's Maura Keyes and Natalie Reichard. At fourth doubles, Samantha Forster and Ashley Floravit lost their match 8-0 to the ECC duo of Liz Nicklas and Linnea Stager. St. Marys and ECC will participate in singles districts at DuBois Area High School on Tuesday starting at 9 a.m. St. Marys will return to action next Thursday to face DuBois Area in DuBois at 3:30 p.m. The Lady Crusaders will also be back in action on Thursday as they host Punxsutawney in a 3:30 p.m. match.