A shutout loss to the Bishop Guertin Lady Cardinals followed by a victory over the Nashua North Lady Titans last week marked a split with Gate City opponents for the Londonderry High girls’ tennis team.
The Lady Lancers had their 2018 record slip to 1-8 with a 9-0 defeat at the hands of the host Bishop Guertin contingent in Nashua last Wednesday, May 9.
The local squad’s closest matches were played at fifth and sixth singles, in which Melanie Methot and Emily Hatem were bested by 3-8 scores.
But the Londonderry crew next played back in the Gate City on Friday the 11th, where it was hosted by the North Lady Titans. And the news was far better that day for coach Betty Mak’s mob.
The locals snared a 6-3 match victory thanks to singles successes from Amelia Brenner (8-0), Amanda Wells (8-2), Melanie Wells (8-1), and Hatem (8-0). And the doubles tandems of Rachel Court and Amanda Wells (8-4) and Melanie Wells and Hatem (8-0) helped the Lady Lancers to their second match victory of the season.
The LHS girls then got back on their own home courts on Monday, May 14 when they played host to Concord.
But it was the Crimson Tide side which wound up victorious that afternoon, snagging an 8-1 match victory. Londonderry’s lone win came from Hatem at sixth singles, where she snared an 8-3 success for her crew.