The Mt. Vernon tennis team opened its season Thursday with a 3-2 loss at Pendleton Heights.
The Marauders’ doubles teams came away with straight-set wins, as Addison Eads and Emily Annakin triumphed in their No. 1 doubles match (6-3, 6-2), while Brianna Partin and Kendra Eberhard won the No. 2 match (7-6, 7-6).
“That was a tough first match against the No. 3-ranked team in the district,” Marauders’ head coach Gabe Muterspaugh said afterward.
Mt. Vernon’s JV team defeated Pendleton Heights 10-1.
The Marauders get back on the court Tuesday when they host Franklin Central.
Royals, Cougars have season-openers scrubbed
The Eastern Hancock and Greenfield-Central tennis teams will have to wait to play their first matches of the season.
The Royals’ scheduled contest Thursday night at Cambridge City Lincoln was rained out and will be played at 5 p.m. this evening.
The Cougars have now been rained out two nights in a row, including Thursday against Alexandria-Monroe. They hope to play Monday when they are scheduled to host Hoosier Heritage foe Delta.
Trio of county games rained out
Eastern Hancock, Mt. Vernon and Greenfield-Central all saw their softball games canceled or postponed Thursday evening.
The Royals’ home tilt against Hauser has been rescheduled for noon Saturday. The Cougars’ matchup with Connersville (1-0) has not been rescheduled, nor has the Marauders’ season-opener against Cathedral (1-1).
Next up: Eastern Hancock (1-0) squares off at home against Shelbyville (2-0) today. Greenfield-Central (2-0) hosts Warren Central (0-2) on Saturday for a doubleheader. Mt. Vernon hosts Lutheran (1-0) on Saturday morning.