Dwenger clips Lady Viking netgirls in regional opener

Huntington North's No. 1 singles player Kylie Frederick charges in to return a shot against Khaki Lee of Bishop Dwenger at the Homestead Regional Tennis Tournament on Tuesday, May 21. Photo by Scott Trauner.

The Huntington North High School girls' tennis team squeaked out one three-set win but couldn't get a second one and fell to Bishop Dwenger, 2-3, on Tuesday, May 21, in first round action at the Homestead Regional Tennis Tournament.

The Lady Vikings, 9-8, got wins from its top two singles players, Kylie Frederick and Kari Bard, but the closest they came after that was a three-set loss by the No. 2 doubles team of Ana Eckert and Emily Karst. The duo made up a 2-6 first set loss with a 6-4 win in the second set, but the Dwenger duo of Alex Yoder and Kristen Breamon was too strong in the third and the HN duo lost 1-6.

Fredrick at first singles was a 6-3, 6-2 winner over Khaki Lee, and Bard used all three sets to defeat Leah Stetzel in a knock-down drag-out battle, 7-5, 5-7, 6-4.

Emily Eherenman at third singles lost to Lynelle Lee, 2-6, 4-6, and the No. 1 doubles team of Mariah Zumbrun and Ashley Bard was overwhelmed by Audrey Rang and Elizabeth Maxson, 0-6, 0-6.