Marshall Tennis wins on senior night
MARSHALL — The Marshall Tigers tennis team is now currently on a winning streak of three after their 6-1 match victory over the Worthington Trojans on Tuesday.
The Tigers ended up winning three of their first four singles matches. No. 1 player for the Tigers senior Reagan Loft defeated Brooke Nordseth in straight sets 6-4, 6-1.
No. 2 player sophomore Taylor DePover defeated another Taylor in Nordseth in straight sets as well without dropping a game, 6-0, 6-0.
The toughest singles match of the day was with the No. 3 player for the Tigers junior Naomi Schroeder. Schroeder would go on to defeat Taya Obuloh in three sets, 7-6, 4-6, and 10-8.
Last singles match featured No. 4 player Tigers junior Siri Christensen, who defeated Ivy Jenson in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2.
This gave Marshall a 3-1 point lead heading into the doubles matches and from there it was all Tigers.
The No. 1 doubles team for the Tigers seniors Taylor Miller and Cecily Aufenthie won in straight sets over Bryn Donkersloot and Hannah McNabb 6-3 and 6-0.
The win by the doubles secured the match for the Marshall Tigers.
The No. 2 doubles team for the Tigers juniors Eliza Holmgren and Olivia Penske defeated the team of Riley Nickel and Sadie Nickel only dropping one game, 6-0 and 6-1.
Last match of the day No.3 doubles team for the Tigers juniors Reese Graven and Reagan Boerboom defeated Gabby Martinez and Taylor Michelban in straight sets 6-3 and 6-2.
The win gave the Tigers their seventh win of the season (7-8) and head coach of the Tigers Alexander Cleppe spoke on the team’s victory, support from fans and his seniors on senior night.
“Senior night always brings out emotions and our girls did a good job of channeling that emotion,” Cleppe said. “Regan loft played well at singles. She continued her strong stretch of matches by staying composed and finishing points. Cecily Aufenthie and Taylor Miller played well at one doubles. I’m happy for our seniors that they were able to put forth good effort tonight. Naomi was a trooper. Tonight she showed some grit. Hard fought first set. Close second set. She rolled her ankle, but continued to fight. Im very happy for her that she was able to get the win. Finally Taylor Depover continued her great stretch of play at 2 singles. She has been constant for us this year. We can always rely on her to give her best effort and make her match competitive either way. Overall great night for the Tigers. Big thanks to our fans for coming out and supporting us.”