The Vandalia tennis squad picked up its first team win of the season last Thursday, defeating East Alton Wood River, 5-4.
Senior Hannah Blythe picked up a win in No. 1 singles play, blanking Emilee Olinghouse 8-0. Blythe is undefeated in singles play for the season after finishing the regular season last year undefeated as well.
Kiersten Dossett picked up the only other singles win at EA-Wood River, defeating Courtney Beneke 9-8 in No. 2 singles play.
The other three wins came in doubles play, with Blythe and Dossett teaming up to beat R. Wallendorf/Caitlyn Olinghouse 8-0 in No. 2 doubles play. Cassidy Jones and Connie Hans defeated A. Mitchell/M. Walendorf 8-2 in No. 3 doubles play.
The freshman doubles team of Stacey Hudson and Jaden Johnson picked up its first victory of the year, defeating Price/Marshal 8-5.
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No. 1 Blythe defeated Olinghouse, 8-0
No. 2 Kiersten Dossett defeated Beneke, 9-8
No. 3 Jones lost to Kayla Hewlett, 4-8
No. 4 Hans lost to Michelle Seitzinger, 5-8
No. 5 Stacey Hudson lost to Niethe, 1-8
No. 6 Lora Hedpeth lost to Kiara McCarvey, 7-9
No. 1 Blythe/Dossett defeated R. Wallendorf/C. Olinghouse, 8-0
No. 2 Jones/Hans defeated A. Mitchell/Wallendorf, 8-2
No. 3 Johnson/Hudson defeated Price/Marshal, 8-5