Gianna Heinemann– Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS varsity girls tennis team won 7-0 Thursday against Manatee High School.

Mustang junior Sarah Barkey won both sets with scores of 4-1. Junior Alyssa Ghanayem also won both of her sets with a score of 4-1 for the first one and a score of 4-2 the second one.

Junior Tess Lippincott said, “We practiced hard all week trying to focus on taking corrections from coach and applying them to the game.

“We are going to continue to train hard and not get discouraged if we do not play well. You will not win every game, but we can learn from our mistakes,” she continued.

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Sophomore Samantha Bellaire won both sets 4-0 for both. Sophomore Elena Cherkasova won both sets also with a score of 4-0 for both.

Freshman Mila Pipkin won both of her sets with a score of 4-0 for both. Freshman Payton Decicco also won both of her sets with a score of 4-0.  

The girls are now 3-5 on the season.