Claire Dean over Jenny Houston and Sophie Solomon at No. 1 doubles. But the Buccaneers won all the rest of the matches. Catrina Coyner shutout Murdoch at No. 1 singles. Abby Carpenter topped Dean, 8-1, at No. 2. Emily Fronczek beat Abby Heinz, 8-3, at No. 3, and Celina Kaufman defeated Morgan Elburn, 8-2, at No. 4.
Marisa Teti and Jess Giron bested Abby Blanchard and Claudia Leshinske, 8-2, at No. 2 doubles, and Syd Barlow and Ella Kaufman beat Carrie Walczak and Brooke Gordon, 8-3, at No. 3.
“I give Queen Anne’s a lot of credit,” Bucs head coach Rick Tyng said. “They gave us some of our toughest competition we’ve had all year. The No. 1 doubles didn’t go in our favor, but I thought they had some spectacular points. It was good to get challenged.
“The whole team’s improved,” added Tyng. “I think Abby probably played her best match of the year at No. 2. Celina and Emily have been undefeated all year playing 3 and 4 singles.”
The Lions (6-2, 5-2) have also improved.
“Last year we were 4-14 so we took our bumps and bruises, but this year we’re just having fun,” Lions head coach Dee Fisher said. “They’re a pleasant surprise. Rick’s a good coach. He’s got the girls fundamentally sound and they work well together.”
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