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Girls Junior Varsity Tennis, Girls Varsity Tennis · Lakota West Girls Tennis: Firebirds Upset Lakota East in Dual Match

The Lakota West girls tennis team entered Tuesday’s dual match against district rival Lakota East as the underdog according to the Cincinnati Enquirer coaches poll.  The #9 ranked Firebirds scored a 3-2 victory over the #7 ranked Thunderhawks.  West was led by four year varsity veteran Nicole Sturgeon who secured the team victory by winning at first singles 6-2, 6-3.  The first doubles team of Jen Ellison and Florine Sanchez won 6-2, 6-2 and the second doubles team of Olivia Popp and Abby Sturgeon followed with a 6-3, 7-5 win.  It’s the first time the Firebirds have beaten Lakota East in a dual since 2009.

The Firebirds start play in the Greater Cincinnati Tennis Coaches Association (GCTCA) on Thursday.

*The dual victory gives Lakota West one point in the Lakota All-Sports Challenge Cup.  (