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Oak Ridge tennis falls to St. Francis, 8-1

By: Staff Report
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Oak Ridge High’s varsity girls’ tennis team suffered an 8-1 loss to St. Francis on Wednesday, as the Lady Trojans fell for a second time to the powerful Troubadours. Tori Trylovich picked up the team’s only win at No. 1 singles, 6-3, 7-5. Clark said Kaitlin Corell played well in defeat at No. 6 singles, 6-3, 7-6, as well as the doubles teams. Lauren Roppolo and Alexis Hill lost 3-6, 6-1, 6-4, while Gabby Zeagler and Tia Nguyen fell 5-7, 6-0, 6-1. Rachael Librach and Morgan Dial lost 6-3, 6-1 at No. 3. “This year we may have to live with being the best public school in the league,” Clark said. “St. Francis showed why they’re continually repeating as the Division I section champion. I think the girls are starting to believe they can compete with them, though. We’ll see them again in the league championships and hope to see them in the section championships.” Prior to the loss to St. Francis, the Lady Trojans had won four straight league matches following a 7-2 win over Pleasant Grove on Oct. 4. Despite losing the No. 1 and No. 2 singles matches, the Lady Trojans rolled to victory by sweeping the rest of the matches, starting with a three-set win at No. 3 singles by Victoria Waugh. Waugh lost the first set 6-4, but won the next two, 6-2, 6-1 to get the Trojans on the right track. Julia Lund (6-1, 6-0) and Corell (6-0, 6-2) won easily at No. 4 and No. 6 singles, respectively, while Julia Dunnigan at No. 5, after losing the first set 7-6 (7-3), won the next two relatively easily, 6-0, 6-3 and Oak Ridge led 4-2. Roppolo and Hill came away with a 6-2, 6-4 win at No. 1 singles and Nguyen and Zeagler (6-1, 7-6) and Librach and Dial (6-1, 6-0) followed with wins at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles, respectively.