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Cardinals outlast MHS girls netters

Cassandre Lecompte

NEWTON — The Marshalltown girls’ tennis team remains in the hunt for a dual meet victory, but the Bobcats are having trouble harvesting the win.

MHS went to Newton on Friday but couldn’t knock the Cardinals from their perch, falling 8-3 at Aurora Park.

Marshalltown junior Cassandre Lecompte played a part in two of her team’s three triumphs, but it wasn’t enough to bring home the first win of the season for the Bobcats (0-3).

Newton notched four wins in both singles and doubles competition, including two doubles bouts that went down to the wire. The Cardinals came away with three-set wins at the Nos. 4 and 5 doubles positions to help turn a tightly contested dual into a seemingly one-sided affair.

Lauryn Garrett and Alyssa Shannon of Newton edged past Emily Diggins and Grace Bethel in comeback fashion at No. 4, winning 3-6, 7-5, (10-4). In the No. 5 battle, Molly Lovan and Ella Swarts scored the victory, 7-6 (7-3), 2-6, (10-7).

The No. 3 doubles contest was a barnburner as well, though it didn’t make it to three sets. Megan Lovan and Jerica Dafflitto outlasted Kaitlyn Tiernan and Chesni Uhde in straight sets, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4.

Lecompte improved to 3-0 in singles play for the Bobcats, beating Maggie Garrett 6-0, 6-0, in No. 1 singles play. Rebekah Downs added a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Megan Lovan at No. 3 singles.

Marshalltown’s top doubles tandem of Lecompte and Regan Smith made off with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Garrett and Kya Butler.

The Bobcats are back at home on Tuesday, taking on Ottumwa.

Newton 8, Marshalltown 3

Singles

Cassandre Lecompte (MHS) def. Maggie Garrett, 6-0, 6-0

Chassidy Henwood (N) def. Regan Smith, 6-2, 6-0

Rebekah Downs (MHS) def. Megan Lovan, 6-1, 6-2

Katie McConnell (N) def. Brianna Hargrave, 6-1, 6-0

Jerica Dafflitto (N) def. Kaitlyn Tiernan, 6-0, 7-5

Lauryn Garrett (N) def. Emily Diggins, 6-4, 6-1

Doubles

Lecompte and Smith (MHS) def. M. Garrett and Kya Butler, 6-4, 6-3

Henwood and McConnell (N) def. Downs and Hargrave, 6-1, 6-0

Me. Lovan and Dafflitto (N) def. Tiernan and Chesni Uhde, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4

L. Garrett and Alyssa Shannon (N) def. Diggins and Grace Bethel, 3-6, 7-5, (10-4)

Molly Lovan and Ella Swarts def. Claire Bohan and Taylor Jones, 7-6 (7-3), 2-6, (10-7)

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