Tough sledding for Warren tennis vs. Fairview
FAIRVIEW, Pa. – The Lady Dragons tennis team traveled to Fairview High School to take on longtime rival Fairview, but fell short of a victory, losing 5-0.
No. 1 singles started the action with Warren’s Maddie Rogers taking on Trinity Fox, who prevailed, 6-2.6-1.
“The score was not indicative of the level of play from Maddie. This match took nearly two hours and unfortunately, Maddie simply ran out of time,” said Warren coach John Parroccini. “This was her second match against Trinity this season, but Trinity was too much today.”
Both Kaity McCracken and Megan McGuinennes lost 6-2, 6-0 to Aubra Carnes and Sara DeBello, respectively. “Fairview is known for their solid baseline attack and today was no different,” Parroccini said.
In doubles action, Warren’s No. 1 team of Madalynn Perry and Kamryn Moore gave the Warren crowd that came to see the match something to cheer about when they fought hard but lost the first set in a close score of 7-5. Unfortunately, they lost the second set, 6-0.
“Madalyn and Kamryn are playing better every match. They just ran out of gas after giving it their all in the first set,” said coach Kimberleigh Parroccini.
The new No. 2 doubles team of Sydney Giovni and Rylie Yeager fell to Emma Kisiel and Grace Platz, 6-1, 6-0.
“This team went on to win two exhibition matches, both 6-0. This was the first opportunity for this team to play together and it gave the coaches a lot of ideas for the future,” said Kimberleigh Parroccini.
“Often exhibition matches are left for the end of the session, however, they are very important,” John Parroccini said. “Kimberleigh and I take the exhibition matches very seriously since it gives us a barometer of what the future Dragon teams will look like. Exhibition play gives our new players vital match experience that they can use when they move up the ranks to varsity.”
In exhibition play, Jackie Peterson and Isabella Shingler fell to Lydia Soltis and Katelynn Burns 6-1 and 6-4.
Warren plays its final home match on Monday in a non regional match against St. Marys from District 9.