Girls Junior Varsity Tennis, Girls Varsity Tennis · McKenna Root leads Dow girls tennis team to defeat No. 3-ranked Grosse Pointe South 6-2

By Jonathan Van Zytveld |
on May 11, 2015 10:02 AM

The Midland Dow girls tennis defeated the No.3-ranked Grosse Pointe South 6-2 on Saturday, May 9.

At No. 1 singles, McKenna Root defeated Raven Neely 1-6, 7-6, 10-2. At No. 2 through No. 4 singles, Jessica Brown defeated Maddie Paolucci 6-1, 6-2, Elaina Parrillo defeated Maddie Flournoy 7-5, 6-2 and Hadley Camp defeated Audrey Doherty 6-0, 6-0.

At No. 1 doubles, Afua Ofori-Darko and Kamryn Matthews defeated Maggie Sweeney and Morgan Flournoy 6-1, 2-6, 10-6 and Kelly Livingston and Nicole Dobrzelewski defeated Kelly Beardslee and Grace Mallires 6-3, 7-5 at No. 2 doubles. Dow dropped third and fourth doubles, with Jennifer Moy and Hanna Wilhelm defeating Tatum Matthews and Mina Fabiano 6-2, 7-5 and Angelica Kalogeridis and Lauren Sommervile defeating Maggie Schaller and Marie March 6-4, 4-6, 10-5.

“The team played very well,” said coach Garrett Turner. “We had two big come-from-behind wins that really helped us in a big way.”

Turner spoke highly of Root’s tough win at No. 1 singles.

“McKenna beat one of the best players in the state and really kept her composure and showed a lot of maturity in her match,” he said. “She was a class act and played terrific in a match that got very heated.”

Dow now moves to the regional tournament on Thursday, May 14.

“Now, our focus moves to playing the best tennis of our season as we begin the first leg of the state tournament,” Turner said.