Chambersburg roundup: Girls tennis team splits pair of matches

Sarah Vessah

Chambersburg goes 1-1: The Trojans had a doubleheader on Monday at Cedar Cliff and came away with a 3-2 non-league victory over the Colts, then played State College in a Mid Penn Commonwealth match and lost 5-0.

Against Cedar Cliff, Chambersburg (4-10, 2-5 MPC) earned singles victories at No. 1 and No. 2. Sarah Vessah dominated at No. 1, winnings sets of 6-1, 6-0, and Avery Wissinger collected a 7-5, 6-3 win at No. 3.

The Colts got their second point at No. 1 doubles, but at No. 2, Sophie Forester and Grace Fiegl emerged with a 6-0, 6-4 win.

“It was a great team win for us,” Trojan coach Josh Barwin said. “It’s nice to get two wins in a row (the team won Friday) — the girls are working hard on and off the court. Vessah and Wissinger served really well in their matches, while Fiegl and Forrester dominated the net the entire match.”

Chambersburg did not fare as well against the Little Lions, scoring only four points, including two by Vessah.

Barwin said, “It was tough to play them back-to-back. We’ll learn from this and it will only make us better.”

Trinity Rivera

Altoona 3, Chambersburg 1: The Trojans hit the road Monday night for a Mid Penn Commonwealth match against the Mountain Lions and came home with a tough defeat. Altoona won games of 25-22, 23-25, 25-21 and 25-16.

“This was a frustrating match,” Chambersburg coach Ty Frelin said, “filled with simple mental mistakes and a lack of drive to succeed. Altoona is a solid team that plays hard every point and wants to win. That’s what we need to figure out.”

For the Trojans (5-6, 2-5 MPC), Trinity Rivera led in service points with 11 and kills with 10, and added 17 digs. Ashli Ganoe had 9 points and 18 assists. Also on the stat sheet ere Riley Lilley (10 points), Addi Kegerreis (2 blocks), Morgan Stockslager (9 kills), Kate Etter (7 assists) and Emily Marquez (29 digs).