Warriors fall to East Lincoln
The West Caldwell tennis team dropped a 7-2 decision at the hands of East Lincoln on Thursday in Gamewell.
“I thought we played pretty well, but we were just overmatched,” West head coach Michael Taladay said. “We keep getting better every week. We have a young team and we played the best we could.”
East Lincoln earned six of its seven points in singles play. The most intriguing match of the day was the number two match. West Caldwell’s Abbey Parsons faced off against Molli Dallin. Dallin took the first set 6-4, but Parsons fired right back to take the second set 6-4. In the third-set tiebreaker, Parsons led 9-7 and was just one point away from claiming the victory. However, Dallin fought back and took the tiebreaker 12-10.
In the number one match, East Lincoln’s Briella Mattner defeated Cheyenne Kimberlin 6-1, 6-0. In the third match, Julie Sigmon claimed a 6-0, 6-0 win over West Caldwell’s Holly Dills. Lilly AlDrich also earned a 6-0, 6-0 victory. She defeated Jorgie Chandler in the number four match. In the fifth match, East Lincoln’s Hannah Moolenaar defeated Tamia Dame 6-0, 6-0. In the sixth and final singles match, Maggie Folley defeated Abbey Bolieck 6-0, 6-0.
The Warriors came out victorious in two of the three doubles matches. East Lincoln won the number one match. Mattner and Dallin defeated Kimberlin and Parsons 8-3. West Caldwell’s first victory of the day came in the number two match. Dills and Chandler claimed an 8-3 decision over Allison Marsh and Anna Shelton. The Warriors also won the number three match. The team of Dame and Bolieck defeated Cassidy Farar and Lydia Martin 8-4.
West Caldwell will next play at Bandys on Tuesday at 4 p.m.