HNHS tennis team runs win string to 4

Kylie Fredrick.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity tennis team ran its win string to four with victories over host New Castle and Anderson on Saturday, April 27.

The Lady Vikings, 4-3 after starting the season 0-3, topped the hosts 4-1, then got Anderson by a 3-2 count.

First singles player Kylie Fredrick and the first doubles team of Mariah Zumbrun and Ashley Bard led the way on the day, winning both of their matches.

Fredrick, a sophomore, ran past Allison Bennett of New Castle, 6-0, 6-1, in the opener, then repeated the trick against her Anderson foe.

The No. 1 doubles team topped New Castle duo Brittany Hethcox and Rebekah Haler, 6-1, 6-0, then defeated their Anderson foes, 6-3, 6-3.

Kari Bard at second singles added a 7-6, 6-4 win against Jayda Day of New Castle, and the second doubles team of Ana Eckert and Emily Karst completed the win with a 6-3, 6-0 triumph over Laura Hamilton and Sabre Hethcox.

Emily Eherenman at third singles got the third HNHS win against Anderson, a 6-0, 6-3 triumph.

New Castle's lone win came when Anna Smith beat Eherenman at third singles 6-1, 6-4.

Against Anderson, Kari Bard got beaten at second singles, 1-6, 1-6, and the second doubles team of Eckert and Karst lost two heartbreakers, 5-7, 5-7.