Girls All Levels Tennis
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. – Senior Paige Littrell dropped just one game in two matches at No. 2 singles Saturday (April 16), leading the Columbus North girls tennis team to a pair of victories and a runner-up finish in the New Albany Invitational.
Littrell defeated New Albany’s Daisy Dukes 6-0, 6-0 and later topped Jeffersonville’s Cameron Kearney 6-0, 6-1 as the Bull Dogs posted respective 4-1 and 5-0 triumphs over the Bulldogs and Red Devils.
CN improved to 7-2 with the results.
Junior Aubrey Smith and the doubles tandems of senior Hannah Frey and sophomore Yijiang Zhao as well as junior Hannah Shoemaker and freshman Shweta Srinivasan also went 2-0 for the day.
Smith defeated New Albany’s Ashley Fulmer 6-4, 6-2 and Jeffersonville’s Libby West 6-2, 6-4 at No. 1 singles. Frey and Zhao knocked off New Albany’s Emily Yellina and Sarah Van Isenberg 6-0, 7-5 as well as Jeffersonville’s Haley Asplund and McKenna Woodard 6-3, 6-2 at No. 1 doubles. Shoemaker and Srinivasan outlasted New Albany’s Emily Flener and Bayas Batsaikhan 7-5, 7-5 as well as Jeffersonville’s Ally Ward and Gabby Elder 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) at No. 2 doubles.
Sophomore Madelyn Sanders went 1-1 for the day. She opened by falling 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 to New Albany’s Allie Lambert. However, Sanders rebounded to defeat Jeffersonville’s Cameron Kearney 6-2, 6-2.
These two matches came after Castle edged Columbus North 3-2 in the first round on Friday (April 15).
At the JV level Saturday, Columbus North beat New Albany 5-0 and Jeffersonville 5-1.
The Bull Dogs return to action at 6 p.m. Monday (April 18) when they host Bloomington North. CN follows by traveling to North Central at 5 p.m. Wednesday (April 20).
Second Round: Columbus North 4, New Albany 1
S1: Aubrey Smith (CN) d. Ashley Fulmer (NA) 6-4, 6-2
S2: Paige Littrell (CN) d. Daisy Dukes (NA) 6-0, 6-0
S3: Allie Lambert (NA) d. Madelyn Sanders (CN) 1-6, 6-3, 6-3
D1: Hannah Frey/Yijiang Zhao (CN) d. Emily Yellina/Sarah Van Isenberg (NA) 6-0, 7-5
D2: Hannah Shoemaker/Shweta Srinivasan (CN) d. Emily Flener/Bayas Batsaikhan (NA) 7-5, 7-5
Third Round: Columbus North 5, Jeffersonville 0
S1: Aubrey Smith (CN) d. Libby West (J) 6-2, 6-4
S2: Paige Littrell (CN) d. Katie Germand (J) 6-0, 6-1
S3: Madelyn Sanders (CN) d. Cameron Kearney (J) 6-2, 6-2
D1: Hannah Frey/Yijiang Zhao (CN) d. Haley Asplund/McKenna Woodard (J) 6-3, 6-2
D2: Hannah Shoemaker/Shweta Srinivasan (CN) d. Ally Ward/Gabby Elder (J) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)