By Brett Hart
Day 2 of the Altoona Invitational was a good one for the Amery girls tennis team as it picked up a 4-3 victory over Altoona in the first match of the day on Aug. 31.
Tied 3-3 with only the No. 3 doubles match remaining, Amery's Reese Benware and and Alaina Rivard came back from a 5-7 first set loss to defeat Ashley Kaszubowski and Iris Adams 6-3 and 10-5 in the next two sets to secure the team victory.
"These two girls haven't played together this year," said Amery Coach Tanya Julson. "They did a great job of communicating and working together to get the win."
Hailey Clausen claimed Amery's only singles victory, but did it in style with a 6-0, 6-0 shutout win over Abigail Proudlock in the No. 3 position.
Autumn Rivard and Hanna Bottolfson won the No. 1 doubles match against Kate Harris and Ally Wagner, 6-3, 6-4. Diedra Meyer and Lidia Curtis added a 6-4, 6-4 win at No. 2 doubles against Anna France and Kayliana DeSantis.
At both No. 1 and No. 2 singles, the Warriors won their first sets, but ended up losing in three-set tiebreakers.
Drew Meyer fell 6-2, 4-6, 4-10 to Morgan DeKan in the No. 1 position while Sophie Whitley dropped a 6-4, 3-6, 6-10 No. 2 match to Sydney Kramer.
"Drew Meyer did an excellent job of finishing points at the net," Julson said.