Samantha Pregel gives a big boost to Lady Braves tennis

Freshman Samantha Pregel has given a big boost to IHHS varsity tennis this season winning 4 of her 5 matches so far at the #3 singles position. Samantha has improved so much during the past year as she dedicated herself to putting in the hard work and long hours in practice, as well as competing in USTA tournaments throughout the Midwest. Her talent is obvious and her ceiling is really high, which may not be surprising since Samantha's brother Andrew will again play #1 singles for the Braves. Andrew Pregel will be one of the top couple of players vying for a State Singles Championship next May.

We started this week with 5-0 wins over Summit Country Day and Madeira. Singles players Gracey Hirsch, Hayley Hirsch and Samantha Pregel swept their matches. Our 1st doubles team of Nina Price and Madeline Major, as well as our 2nd doubles team of Jessie Budde and Jessica August also brought out the brooms to swept away the competition. 

On Friday, the Braves were playing without star player Gracey Hirsch and went to the wire with a tough St. Ursula squad before dropping a 3-2 decision. Our 2 wins against St. Ursula were impressive as Hayley Hirsch defeated St. Ursula's talented freshman, Elizabeth Pendergast and Jessica August played so well in her victory over St. Ursula's 3rd singles player. I could not have been happier with not only the winning performance of Hirsch and August, but also our entire lineup as well.

Next week will be packed for varsity as we have home matches on Tuesday and Friday 9/12 and 9/15 against Olentangy Liberty and Oakwood. Our team will have away matches next week on Monday and Wednesday 9/11 and 9/13 against Mt. Notre Dame and Taylor. In addition, we will be competing in Flight A of the Coaches Classic next Thursday and Saturday at Mason High School. Flight A will combine the top 8 teams in Division 1 and Division 2 in Cincinnati into one tournament.

Best of luck to all of our fall sports teams next week and beyond from our girls tennis teams.

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