The South Tama County girls tennis team took to the courts on Monday to face Union at the STC Tennis Complex. The Trojans posted a convincing 9-0 win to remain undefeated on the season.
STC's Emily Martin took to the court to face Union's Leah Jungling at No. 1 singles. Martin served well and used a steady ground game to easily win 8-1. Teammate Madison Baack continued her dominance at No. 2 singles as she downed Mariah Scott by a score of 8-1.
Tori Appelgate took to the court at No. 3 singles against Union's Emily Dalluge. Appelgate played a flawless net game to smother her opponent. Hitting big forehands and backhands to each corner, Appelgate followed them to the net to easily put away shot after shot. Appelgate dominated in an 8-1 victory.
South Tama junior Tori Appelgate returns a serve during ther No. 3 singles match. Appelgate dominated her match over Unions’s Emily Dalluge, winning 8-1.
Regina Balderas was locked into a dramatic match with Jena Boisen at No. 4 singles. Balderas found herself down early, but fought back to even the match at 5-5. She steadied her game in order to reel off three straight games to register an 8-5 win.
Caitlin Svacina remained perfect on the season at No. 5 singles when she defeated Kylee Faber. Svacina took hold of the match early and never looked back. She tallied an 8-0 victory for STC. In the last singles action of the night, Taylor Muhlstein stepped on court for the Trojans at No. 6 singles. She faced off against Union's Hannah McRae. Muhlstein's experience proved too much as she rolled to an 8-1 victory.
In doubles play, STC swept all three varsity matches. The team of Martin and Baack remained unbeaten as they downed Jungling and Scott by a score of 8-3 at No. 1 doubles. Appelgate and Balderas teamed up at No. 2 doubles to defeat Dalluge and Boisen 8-3. Leah Mann partnered with Caitlin Svacina at No. 3 doubles for STC. They bounced Faber and McRae easily by a score of 8-0.
In junior varsity singles action, Sydney Meek recorded an easy 6-0 win over her opponent from Union.
South Tama will host Grinnell at 4:15 p.m. Friday.