This week the Lady Dragon’s brought their hegemony onto the courts with wins against Silver Lake on Monday (4-1) and Hanover on Wednesday (5-0). At Silver Lake, Emily Averna played Kelli Macfarlane in the first singles spot. Averna stayed consistent and patient throughout the match while also moving her opponent around the court and forcing errors. Averna won the match with two sets of 6-1.

By Julia Allen

This week the Lady Dragon’s brought their hegemony onto the courts with wins against Silver Lake on Monday (4-1) and Hanover on Wednesday (5-0).{sidebar id=4}

At Silver Lake, Emily Averna played Kelli Macfarlane in the first singles spot. Averna stayed consistent and patient throughout the match while also moving her opponent around the court and forcing errors. Averna won the match with two sets of 6-1.

Second singles player Michaela Dowd struggled against opponent Emily Warnock, a very consistent player. Dowd dropped the match 4-6, 4-6.

 In the third singles spot, freshman Casey Reinhart played her first match for the team. Reinhart beat Silver Lake’s Andrea Clauson, a strong player who forced her to stay consistent throughout a three set match. (6-3, 4-6, 6-3){sidebar id=1}

Jackie Enniss and Liza Thomas challenged Julie Felts and Jenna Pitts in the first doubles spot. Enniss and Thomas, a strong team, controlled the match, winning 6-1, 6-0.

Second doubles players Annie Gluskin and Jane Morgan won their match against Sarah Williams and Emily Scriazzi with both sets 6-0. Both Duxbury doubles teams played clean, quick matches and proved to be considerably stronger than their opponents.

On Wednesday, the Duxbury girls hosted their match against Hanover under ideal conditions.

Becca Winans returned to her first singles spot against worthy opponent Roxanne Deluca. Winans stepped back onto the court on the right foot (or toe) and played a strong match, winning 6-3, 6-2.

Playing consistently throughout her match Averna won the second singles match against Nicole Kirckland 6-1, 6-0.{sidebar id=6}

Dowd, playing in the third singles spot, proved to be a consistent player in her match against Hanover’s Caroline Coogan. Dowd repeatedly pressed the issue with strong strokes, winning with two score of 6/0.

Enniss and Thomas attacked their match against Katie Egan and Christine Coogan and won 6/0 6/0. The pair played a strong serve and volley match.

Good ball placement and few unforced errors led second doubles players Erin Nelson and Cory Tucker to success in their match against Jade Marzalek and Kassandra Moscovis, that ended with Duxbury on top. (6-0, 6-0)