Maryville Tennis

Maryville Junior Addison Hall returns serve during a rally against Bishop LeBlond in a doubles match Thursday, Sept. 6 at Northwest.

In what was a busy week of matches, Maryville was able to capture two solid victories against Bishop LeBlond and St. Joseph-Benton.

The Spoofhounds faced off with LeBlond Sept. 6, as they defeated the Golden Eagles 7-2. The Spoofhounds lost one doubles and one singles match, defeating LeBlond in the rest of their matchups.

Fighting wet, misty conditions, the ‘Hounds pushed through and came out with a solid victory, keeping them undefeated on the season as a team. Junior Addison Hall, who won her singles match and kept her long singles winning streak dating back to the beginning of last season alive, said the weather and lack of practice was hard to overcome.

“Thursday (Sept. 6) was a hard day because with all the rain we weren’t able to practice, and it was the first time we were able to be on the courts in a week,” Hall said.

Senior Morgan Goodridge, who lost in her singles match, was still happy with the way she and her teammates were able to overcome the challenges they’ve faced.

“Our team overall has done very well with little practice due to the rain,” Goodridge said.

The ‘Hounds took advantage of their limited practice opportunities in wake of their matchup with Benton.

“On Friday, we hit it hard at practice and the same on Sunday,” Hall said.

The ‘Hounds played host to Benton Sept. 10, where they continued their hot streak, defeating the Cardinals 9-0. The win was hard-fought though, as Goodridge and Hall had a tough battle to pull out their doubles victory.

“In our doubles match, Morgan (Goodridge) and I were very close with the other team, and when we finally pulled ahead, we stayed calm and under control and that helped us win 8-6,” Hall said.

Hall also continued her singles winning streak yet again, having not lost a singles match since she began varsity competition last year, winning her matchup 8-3.

Goodridge, who currently plays in the No. 1 singles spot for coach Nicole McGinness’ squad, admits she has had her fair share of ups and downs, but was pleased with her doubles performance with Hall, and the team’s performance as a whole.

“I have had my fair share of wins and losses, but yesterday I had a great doubles match with Addison (Hall), and a singles match,” Goodridge said. “Our first tournament is tomorrow, which I expect us to do well in.”

The ‘Hounds traveled to Cameron for their first tournament action of the season Sept. 12. Hall and Goodridge faced each other in the 5th place match, with Goodridge getting the better of Hall in the friendly matchup, placing fifth, with Hall right behind her in sixth.


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