The Lady Artesians Tennis Team started their conference tournament with a bang with 4 out of the 5 matches winning and moving on in front brackets in last night’s play.
The first win of the day came from freshman Maggie Viewegh at No. 2 singles defeating Whiteland’s No. 2 6-2, 6-1. Maggie moves on today to take on the #1 seed in the bracket, Mooresville’s Renee Majeski. Both Maggie and Renee are undefeated in season play, which will make for a tough match. Coach Boyts commented about the match, “I am excited to see Maggie so excited and focused for this match. Many players would be anxious or worried about a match like this, but Maggie is taking it on with gusto.” If Maggie wins today’s match, she will move on to the championship for No. 2 singles.
The second win of the day came from oldest sister, No. 1 singles Zoey Viewegh, in a triumphant win over Greenwood Maddie Bright, 6-2, 6-4. Zoey lost to Maddie in their previous encounter in Martinsville’s first match of the year in a close three set match. “Zoey played some of the best tennis of the season so far today. She was mentally prepared for this match, went out there and showed confidence, focus, and intelligent tennis.” stated Coach Boyts. Zoey faces Reese Johnson from Whiteland today in semi-final play. In their previous match-up, Zoey beat Reese 6-3, 6-0. The winner will progress to the championship round.
Junior Ali Viewegh at No. 3 singles also had a win last night against Plainfield’s Ally Edwards, 6-1, 6-1. Ali moves on tonight playing Mooresville’s Amanda Lewson in the semi-final match. If Ali wins this match, she will play in the championship match on Wednesday.
No. 1 doubles seniors Bethany Elmore and Emily Seger moved on last night with their win over Haley Card and Sarah Lopez, 6-1, 6-4. This was their first win together in this pairing and seemed to fit well for the Martinsville seniors. Just last week, duo Bethany Elmore and Ali Wilt lost to the same team in a close three set match. Elmore and Seger move on to the semi-finals tonight, playing Rachel Barh and Paige Downey from Plainfield.
No. 2 doubles juniors Ali Wilt and Karissa Wampler had the sole loss tonight against Franklin’s Allison Bennett and Rachael Pinnick, 6-1, 6-3. This pushes the pair to the back draw fighting for 5th place. They earned a bye for tonight’s play and will advance to play the winner of Greenwood and Decatur Central’s match.