Just four days after their last tilt, Deerfield and Loomis faced off again on Saturday. This meeting took place on Deerfield’s courts on a hot and sunny afternoon. Deerfield’s varsity girls team was determined to make this a more decisive victory after eking out a tight win on Tuesday.
The doubles play was competitive again with many deuce games on every court. A week of focused work during practice paid off as Deerfield swept the doubles contests. Congratulations to Isha Rao and Hunter Pulliam who managed to reverse the outcome of Tuesday’s meeting and add a win to Deerfield’s slate.
Nearly all of the singles matches were tight affairs. Emma Weech, Emily Pajak, and Evan Burkett all battled through back and forth contests. Evan managed to deliver her second win at five singles against her Loomis opponent.
Isha Rao continued to roll at first singles, extending her unbeaten streak on the season. Hunter Pulliam dug in and won a steady, patient match at two singles. Credit goes to Hunter for taking the win from an opponent who bested her a few days prior.
Olivia Waterfall’s win at four singles was a marathon of a match. Waterfall won the first set in a 7-1 tie break. Loomis battled hard to win a 6-3 second set. It was no surprise to see this contest require a third set to determine a winner. After a few lead changes, Olivia pulled away to secure the 10-7 super tie break win for Deerfield.
The team sits at 5-1 and looks forward to an away match with Taft on Wednesday to close out the season.
- Isha Rao, W 6-1, 6-0
- Hunter Pulliam, W 6-2, 6-2
- Emma Weech, L 3-6, 3-6
- Olivia Waterfall, W 6-6 (7-1), 3-6, 10-7
- Evan Burket, W 6-2, 6-3
- Emily Pajak, L 4-6, 4-6
Order of finish: 1, 3, 2, 6, 5, 4
- Rao/ Pulliam, W 8-3
- Weech/ Burkett, 8-3
- Waterfall/ Devon L’Esperance, 8-3
Linnea Dreslin/ Alex Kelsey, W 8-2
Alex Kelsey, W 6-4, 6-4
Linnea Dreslin, W 6-6 (7-4), 6-2
Kiki Brainard, W 8-1