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Mercer Tennis Completes Regular Season

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Winners from the Titans’ tennis match on Tuesday May 9, were: Hope Lanham, Luke Whitenack, Tharun Eka, Sara Dunn, Maddie Smith, Elizabeth Ayala and Naomi Martin.

Sara Dunn
Herald Staff

On Tuesday, May 9, the Mercer County Titans tennis team competed at Somerset for their last regular season match.

The girls’ team fell short with a team score of 2-3. Sara Dunn, the number one seed, won 8-2 in her singles match. The number two seed, Norah Martin lost 2-8. Senior Hope Lanham, the number three seed for singles, won 8-0. Maddie Smith and Lily Leitenberger lost their number one doubles match 3-8. The number two doubles of Gracie Gaddis and Naomi Martin, lost 1-8.

The boys’ team won 3-1. The number one singles senior Luke Whitenack won 8-4. Sophomore Tharun Eka won his number two singles match 8-6. The number three seed Will Dean lost 1-8. Whitenack and Eka won their doubles match 8-4.

The 12th Region tournament began on Monday, May 15. Whitenack and Eka will played their first-round doubles match at Millennium Park at 2 p.m. and unfortunately lost. Dean and Noffsinger also lost their first-round doubles match.

The girls were scheduled to play Tuesday, but games were scheduled to Wednesday, May 17, due to weather. The three seed of the tournament, Dunn, got a bye in the first round and played her quarterfinal match at Centre Courts at 4 p.m. Lanham, the eighth seed of the tournament, played at 2 p.m. at Centre Courts. The results were not available by press time.

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