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Easton ends five-match tennis winning streak

The Emmaus girls tennis team played five matches in five days last week. The Hornets (9-4 overall, 7-4 East Penn Conference) won four of those matches and had come out victorious in five straight before falling to Easton to Saturday.

The Red Rovers swept the singles matches en route to a 4-3 win. Ava Grace Saab and Sophia Kaufman won the No. 2 doubles match for the Hornets, while the teams of Cecelia Coleman and Josie Jackson, and Brooke DiGiacomo and Natalie Hillegass won the third and fourth doubles matches, respectively.

The Hornets earned a 5-2 win over East Stroudsburg South last Friday, Sept. 15. Natalie Marks won the No. 3 singles match for Emmaus, while Saab/Kaufman, Coleman/Jackson and DiGiacomo/Hillegass picked up doubles wins.

Emmaus beat Pocono Mountain West last Thursday, 7-0. Ashlyn Phy, Keira Gilboy and Dani Balik won singles matches, while Gab Tranguch and Malena Stetz took the first doubles match by forfeit. Saab and Kaufman took the second doubles match, while Coleman and Jackson won the third doubles match. Hillegass and DiGiacomo picked up a forfeit win at fourth doubles.

In a 7-0 win over Northampton last Wednesday, Sept. 13, Phy, Gilboy and Marks took the singles matches, while Saab/Tranguch, Coleman/Jackson, Hillegass/DiGiacomo and Balik/Sydney Stuckey won doubles matches.

The Hornets’ busy week began with a 6-1 win over Pocono Mountain East last Tuesday. Gilboy and Marks earned singles wins, while Stetz/Tranguch, Saab/Kaufman, Coleman/Jackson and DiGiacomo/Hillegass won doubles matches.

Emmaus’ five-match win streak began Sept. 9 when it beat Bethlehem Catholic 6-1. Phy and Marks earned singles wins against the Golden Hawks, while the doubles teams of Saab/Kaufman, Coleman/Jackson, Hillegass/DiGiacomo and Stetz/Tranguch won their matches.

Heading into this week the Hornets had five matches left on their regular season schedule, including a nonleague match against Blue Mountain and EPC contests against Whitehall, Freedom, East Stroudsburg North and Parkland.