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USC picks up a victory in girls tennis

Defeat Tri-City United/Cleveland 4-3 in hard-fought match

By Chuck Hunt - Editor | Oct 3, 2021

Elizabeth Romano hits a return during a recent match at the USC tennis complex in Wells

The United South Central girls tennis team pulled out a big win on Tuesday, Sept. 28, when they downed Tri-City United/Cleveland 4-3.

The Rebel girls pulled out two wins in the singles bracket and two more wins in doubles play to gain the close victory.

Maya Zebro got a win for USC at No. 3 singles, defeating Savannah Squires, 6-1, 6-3. And, at No. 4 singles, Brylee Neubauer downed her opponent, Molly Closser, by a 6-2, 6-2, score.

In doubles action, it was the Rebel duo of Elizabeth Romano and Addison Mithun playing at No. 2 doubles, who defeated Cynthia Balcazar-Mendez and Kacie Traxler, by scores of 6-2, 6-0.

And, at No. 3 doubles, Olivia Bungum and Maya Hansen were the winners over Ava Flintrop and Anne cooper, 6-2, 6-2.

It was a three-set battle at No. 1 singles, where the Rebels’ Kelsie Chapman lost 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, to Monserrat Ruiz. At No. 2 singles, Lauren Hansen lost 6-3, 7-6, to Morgan Mueller.

The USC No. 1 doubles team of Macy Zebro and Brooklyn Yokiel, lost 6-3, 7-5, to Mackenzie Holmbo and Emma Treanor.

Next up for the Rebels was a match scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 30, against Sibley East, which was rescheduled from Sept. 2. Then the Rebels took on Belle Plaine on Saturday, Oct. 2, which was rescheduled from Sept. 20.

Information from those matches will be in the next edition of the Faribault County Register.