EVANSVILLE — No. 3 singles Macey Fisher came through for a three-set win, propelling Lincoln's girls tennis team to a 3-2 victory over Evansville Harrison in a Southern Indiana Athletic Conference match on Thursday.
Fisher outlasted Lily Fuhrer, 5-7, 6-3, 6-2. The Alices (2-6, 1-3 SIAC) got their other two wins in singles. No. 1 Savanna Purdom dropped Elize Lind, 6-0, 6-2; and No. 2 Ashlyn Hillenbrand bounced Kaylee Hilliard, 6-1, 6-1.
In doubles, No. 1 Calrie Henton-Lucie Henton defeated Abby West-Mallory Friend, 6-3, 6-2; and No. 2 Allyson Bentley-Emmy Hart took out Makenzie Clark-Emma Schnepper, 6-0, 6-1.
It was the first match Harrison played without Skip Trapp, who passed away recently.
"We want to thank Harrison for allowing us to share in a special moment with them in their first match back. Coach Trapp was a truly great person and their team is in our thoughts," Lincoln coach Bryce Crane said. "Macey was the star in this one. She gave up a big lead in the first set and could have folded, but she persevered and got a great win for herself and the team. I'm very happy with the way she and the team played in an emotional match."
The Alices play in the Washington Invitational with Bloomfield and South Knox at 9 a.m. Saturday.
Spartans add to win streak
PETERSBURG — South Knox's girls tennis team upped its winning streak to four, knocking off Pike Central, 4-1, Thursday.
The Spartans (5-3) had straight-set wins in all four victories. In singles, No. 1 Ella Hays prevailed, 6-3, 6-0; No. 2 Abby Cunningham rolled, 6-0, 6-0; and No. 3 Madi Ziegler won, 6-2, 6-1. No. 1 doubles Kaitlyn Williams-Anna Provines came through, 6-2, 6-1. No. 2 doubles Morgan Beard-Kinley Beard fell, 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-5).
"Our singles play during this streak has been fantastic. That is our strength, although our doubles has played well too," South Knox coach Ryan Hayden said. "Two doubles was a worry for me at the start of the season, but they're starting to get there too. That's making us into a stronger team, not having to rely on certain spots for us to win a match.
"We were 3-15 two seasons ago, so the team is in a good place right now."
The Spartans play in the Washington Invitational at 9 a.m. Saturday.
Patriots wax White River Valley
SWITZ CITY — Rivet's girls tennis team didn't lose a set and took advantage of two forfeits to blank White River Valley, 5-0, Thursday.
In singles, No. 1 Lily Waggoner topped Julia Strumer, 7-6 (7-5), 6-1; and No. 2 Kenzie Willis dropped Ansley Robinson, 6-1, 6-1. In doubles, No. 1 Lauren Carie-Maggie Earley upended Emma Resler-Caroline Drinkow, 6-0, 6-1. The Wolverines had to forfeit No. 3 singles and No. 2 doubles.
"Although a majority of the matches weren't close, we still focused on the things in our control, footwork, focus and trying some new things," said acting coach Aaron Pea.
Rivet (2-4) hosts Wood Memorial at 5:30 p.m. next Tuesday.