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First and second doubles team wins 2 nights in a row

Bluffton stops St. Marys

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - The Bluffton girls tennis team defeated visiting St. Marys 3-2 Monday evening.

The victory upped the Lady Pirate record to 4-9 this season.

Freshman Caitlyn Couch won her match at second singles by a 6-4, 6-3 score.

Bluffton seniors Julia Smallcombe and Olivia Barnes teamed up to win at first doubles 7-6 (7-4), 6-4.

Pirate juniors Ellie Nickel and Libby Frazier also combined to win convincingly at second doubles 6-1, 6-3. 

Senior Pearl Lewandowski and freshman Brooke Camper lost tough matches at third and first singles, respectively. Camper fell in three sets despite winning a second-set tiebreaker (7-3), and Lewandowski lost 6-4, 6-3.

Lady Pirate netters nipped by Cougars
VAN WERT - The Bluffton girls tennis team lost a close 3-2 match at Van Wert Tuesday evening.

The tight defeat dropped the Lady Pirate record to 4-10 this season.

Bluffton won both doubles matches, but lost all three singles bouts in straight sets.

Seniors Julia Smallcombe and Olivia Barnes teamed up to rally for a 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 win at first doubles.

Pirate juniors Ellie Nickel and Libby Frazier also won a tight match at second doubles 6-4, 7-5. 

Bluffton is scheduled to host LCC Sept. 23. Bryan visits Bluffton from extreme northwest Ohio Saturday, Sept. 26.
 

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