BY PCC STAFF
FORT MADISON – The FMHS girls tennis team struggled in two-set play on Saturday at the Iowa girls regional team competition in Fort Madison.
No. 4 singles conference champion Larissa Ferrill got the only win in singles competition for the Lady Hounds when she knocked off West Burlington/Notre Dame’s McKenzie Fry 6-2, 6-1.
Because FM lost five singles matches they didn’t get into doubles competition. Fort Madison’s top three singles players all lost by identical 3-6, 2-6 scores.
Katie Larson lost to WB/ND’s Lydia Becker 3-6, 2-6 at No. 1 singles, Kearstyn Johnson fell by the same score to Claire Hackenmiller at No. 2, and Hope Gray lost 3-6, 2-6 to Delaney Williams before Ferrill got her win.
Mercedee Doty lost 2-6, 1-6 to WB/ND’s Kennedy Rheinschmidt and Charissa Smith fell to Riley Brueck 2-6, 2-6 to end the day for Fort Madison.
In later rounds, Mount Pleasant knocked off Keokuk 5-3 and then WB/ND shut out Mt. Pleasant 5-0.
The girls individual regionals take place on Thursday in Fairfield.