The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader tennis team edged the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch squad 5-4 in a match played at the SMAHS courts Wednesday afternoon.
At first singles, ECCâ€™s Kylie Auman, who returned to the line-up after some time off for an illness, defeated Rachel Walker 6-1, 6-2.
At second singles, Allison Shields of the Lady Dutch came back after being down in the first set to win her match over Crystal Hanes in three sets, 3-6, 6-1, 10-6.
Loreal Housler of ECC defeated Brandi Meyer 6-2, 6-2 at third singles.
Ally Brock of the Lady Crusaders defeated Amy Orr , who played a great match, 6-4, 7-5.
Megan Fritz of ECC beat Jamie VanAlstine 6-3, 6-2 at fifth singles.
At first doubles, Rachel Walker and Brandi Meyer of the Lady Dutch defeated Loreal Housler and Brittany Auman 8-1.
At second doubles, SMAâ€™s Allie Shields and Jamie VanAlstine defeated Kristin Dippold and Abby Wittman 8-0.
Laira Reuscher and Maria Gismondi of the Lady Crusaders defeated Amy Orr and Stephanie Buerk 8-4 at third doubles.
At fourth doubles, Sophie Herzing and Kathryn Ordiway of ECC defeated Chelsea Agosti and Aubrey Wiesner 8-1.
â€śAll the girls from both squads played fine matches today,â€ť said St. Marys coach Sue Lepovetsky.
â€śThe first singles match saw the return of Kylie Auman from a month long absence due to a collapsed lung,â€ť said ECCHS coach Pete Meier.
â€śThese girls have played an awful lot of tennis in the past week and we just seem to get better every time we step on the court,â€ť added Meier.
St. Marys, now 6-5 on the season, will travel to Bradford this afternoon for a 3:30 p.m. match with the Lady Owls.
Elk Catholic, now 10-4 on the season, return to action Monday when they meet the Lady Dutch for the District 9-AA team championship at DuBois Area. The match is scheduled for a 3:30 p.m. start.