Cocalico girls tennis sweep Columbia, off to 4-0 start
The Cocalico girls tennis team earned its fourth-straight victory to start the season Tuesday afternoon at Columbia with a clean 7-0 sweep of the Crimson Tide.
In singles action, Natalie Sukanick (6-1, 6-0), Ali Stafford (6-0, 6-1), Courtney Willey (6-3, 6-4) and Maya Bingaman (6-0, 6-2) all earned wins in straight sets.
In doubles’ action, Cocalico’s Shannon Glover and Kayla Logar teamed for an 8-6 victory in the top doubles match. At two, Cassandra Bean and Shannon Drexel grabbed an 8-0 decision while at three, Karina Russell and Lauren Good closed out the sweep with an 8-0 victory.
In addition to Tuesday’s action, the Lady Eagles posted three other wins for a very successful week.
Cocalico opened the season last Wednesday at home where the Lady Eagles earned a 7-0 sweep over visiting Warwick.
Sukanick (6-2, 6-2), Stafford (6-4, 6-0), Glover (7-6, 6-3) and Logar (6-2, 6-2) all posted key singles wins. The Lady Eagles also swept through doubles as Sukanick and Stafford won 8-0 at number one, Glover and Logar 8-6 at two, and Bean and Drexel combined for an 8-5 victory at three.
Friday afternoon, Cocalico claimed a 5-2 decision in non-league action at Governor Mifflin.
Sukanick (6-1, 6-1) and Logar (4-6, 6-4, 10-8) both earned key wins for the Lady Eagles. Cocalico then staked claim to the match going 3-0 in doubles action. Both Sukanick and Stafford, as well as Glover and Logar each combined for key 8-5 wins.
Cocalico also was in action Monday afternoon at home where the Lady Eagles got past CV by a 5-2 score.
Sukanick (6-2, 6-3), Stafford (6-3, 6-1) and Logar (4-6, 6-1, 10-4) all earned singles wins for the Lady Eagles. The doubles team of Sukanick/Stafford captured an 8-3 victory, and the team of Glover and Logar added a win in a tight 8-7 (7-4) decision.
Up next, Cocalico will host Lancaster Mennonite Thursday before hitting the road to face Annville-Cleona next Tuesday.
While Cocalico has four matches under its belt, Ephrata opened the season Tuesday afternoon with a home match vs. Hempfield.
The always-tough Black Knights took three out of four in singles play before sweeping doubles to earn a 6-1 victory.
The lone victory on the day for Ephrata came from Cassandra Enck at number one, as she posted a 5-6, 7-6 (10-1) victory.
Up next, Ephrata will host Garden Spot Wednesday before hitting the road to face McCaskey on Friday. The Lady Mounts also will be at home next Tuesday vs. Penn Manor.
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