Girls Varsity Tennis Team Take the Win Against Gering at Home
Finally, mother nature has started to cooperate bringing some warm weather to Alliance. Thus, the girls tennis team was able to hit the courts Thursday afternoon. The Alliance Bulldogs took on the Gering Bulldogs as varsity and then JV players got some court time against Scottsbluff JV.
Number one Doubles, Lulu Acosta and Alivia Carlson fell short to Gering in a 4-8 end of set score. Head Coach Kathy Brock noted, “We are going to come up with strategies for them these next couple of weeks so they can stay ahead of their opponents.
Number two doubles, Diana Acosta and Taylor Manion took a very “impressive” win with an end of set score of 8-3. Brock commented, “I’m really impressed with the way they work together, their communication is key and with a little more practice over the next couple of weeks I think they will be a solid team.”
Number three doubles, Maddie Korte and Elise Stoike also took a win with an end of set score of 8-3.
Alliance Varsity played six girls in singles. Lulu Acosta, Diana Acosta and Alivia Carlson all took home wins. Elise Stoike played a very close set, ending with a small margin loss of 5-8.
“Elise started out really solid with her number two singles plays, she played a lot better today and I have confident that she will be up and ready for the next invites. Number one singles, Maddie Korte has a tough fight, ending up with a loss of 1-8. Even with the loss, Brock stated, “Maddie has improved so much. Her serves were dead on today. She hustles and goes after each ball. She plays a tough position but goes in with a great attitude and a fight.
Overall Alliance took the win against Gering 5-4.
Junior Varsity struggled a bit against Scottsbluff. Number one Doubles Payten Gibson and Alysha Gunn lost 1-7. Number two doubles Josephine Schnell and Brooklyn Branstiter lost
0-6 and Number three doubles Kaylie Bolinger and Kasey Jensen fell short with a loss 3-6.
The ladies single matches were tough as well. Payten Gibson, Andrea Vargas and Laura Niessler walked away with 1-6 losses. Emmerae Korte, Trinity Jewett and Jessica Garza ended with 0-6 losses.
Thursday evening was also senior night. Seniors and their parents were recognized.
A Varsity match against Scottsbluff is in the works for next week in Alliance.