Vandalia’s Hannah Blythe entered her second straight appearance in the state tennis tournament on Friday with a perfect record, but fell in two matches.
In the first round, Blythe and her opponent, Belleville junior Kaylie Comley, had a number of long rallies, with Comley advancing with a 6-2, 6-0 win.
In the consolation bracket, Blythe met Tinley Park senior Haley Wilcox. “Haley’s powerful forehand and consistent play was too much,” said Bill Blythe, Vandals coach and Hannah’s father.
Blythe fell 6-0, 6-1.
“It was a disappointing tournament for Hannah, who just couldn’t get her best game going,” her father said. “But it was an awesome undefeated (regular) season.”