The Dexter girls’ tennis team finally took to the courts last week and opened the 2018 season with a strong 7-1 win over Milan Thursday, April 12.
The Dreadnaughts swept the singles matches and won three of four doubles matches. Dexter also won two extra doubles matches.
Emily Herold (3-singles) and Lauren Filipiak (4-singles) had strong 6-0, 6-0 wins.
Erin Evans won 6-2, 6-1 at one-singles and Maggie Tucker win 6-1, 6-2 at two singles.
Amber Shelley and Kristi Scott blanked their opponent at four-doubles 6-0, 6-0, while Grace Zadrzynski and Kendall Rosevelt won 6-0, 6-2 at three-doubles. Sydney Holmes and Sage Roperti earned a 6-4, 6-2 win at two doubles.
Picking up other doubles wins were Brooke Woeffel and Isabella Butka 6-0,6-3 and Emma Hodder and Sarah Penrose 6-0, 6-0.
The Dreads have an experienced squad with five players returning with at least three years of varsity experience.
Herold, and Zoe Gagalis each have four-years of experience, while Evans, Filipiak, and Tucker all are returning for their third year.
“We hope to compete for the SEC White title,” Coach Robert Smothers said. “We want to make a run at regionals and qualify for the state finals.”
With the experience of this year’s squad, the Dreads could make a run at all three.