The Gettysburg Warriors girls’ tennis team, playing without the benefit of their usual coach, squared off against the Spring Grove Rockets on a lovely afternoon at home this afternoon, showcasing their skill, tenacity, and sportsmanship.
The final score of the season opener was 3-2 in favor of the Rockets.
The Warrior’s ace singles player, Carmen Oshunrinade, emerged victorious after a tight face-off against Spring Grove’s Kaycee Cook. Both sets went in favor of Oshunrinade with identical scores of 7-5, 7-5.
Gettysburg’s Auvrie Coscia faced a tough opponent in Maggie Weirich, who dominated the court, handing Coscia a 4-6, 0-6 loss. Warrior Parishi Bhanu fought valiantly but eventually fell to Mary Smith, 5-7, 0-6.
In doubles, Warriors Ava Fair and Wynter Frenette displayed coordination and strategy to clinch a 6-2, 6-3 win over Spring Grove’s Vida Rosas and Namie Harris.
In the other doubles match, Rockets Riley Whittredge and Madison Dunmeyer bested Gettysburg’s Alma Zigmic and Molly Heaton with a 3-6, 3-6 scoreline.
Off the main court, in an exhibition match, Gettysburg’s Kalia Hoedemaker gave the home crowd something more to cheer about, securing a 6-2 win over Cara Smith.
Next up for Gettysburg: At Mifflin County, Thursday 4:00 p.m.
Featured image caption: The Gettysburg Warriors Girls’ Tennis team. L to R: Nicole Shirley, Lillian Pigeon, Parishi Bhanu (hands on knees), Kalia Hoedemaker, Carmen Oshinrunade (hands on knees), Molly Heaton, Auvrie Coscia (hands on knees), Alma Zigmic, Ava Fair, Wynter Frenette, Tristan Smith (boys team player, girls team manager/coach).
Photos by Jim Bargas: Click on any image to start the slideshow.