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GIRLS' TENNIS: Trenton bests Carlson on road (PHOTO)

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Trenton and Carlson’s girls’ tennis teams went into the match on Tuesday competitive, with a mindset to win.

In the end, Trenton came out on top 7-2 for its second win of the season against Carlson.

“We’ve only had the opportunity to play one other game so far this season because of the weather cancellations. We have been practicing in the hallways and indoors just to get some time in,” said Trenton Coach Lynne Herman “I’m very proud overall that my girls have stuck together as a team, despite the changes that have been made.”

This match was unlike any other.

The Herman’s made it a family affair this afternoon. Trenton’s team is coached by Lynne Herman, while Carlson is coached by her husband Brian Herman. Their daughter Maggie plays for Carlson at No. 3 singles.

“This is the first year that I’ve coached Carlson. Although I am supporting my wife, I have got to say that I’m rooting for Carlson all the way,” said Brian Herman

No. 1 singles played out into a two hour match, resulting in a third set tiebreaker. In the end, Lauren Solano came out on top beating Carlson’s Chelsea Holbrook 6-7, 6-2, and 10-7 as the game winner.

No. 2 Brittany Vinca defeated her opponent Emily Carey 6-3, 6-1, while teammate Elle Kersten won her match at No. 3 6-3, 6-0 against Maggie Herman.

No. 4 Miranda Madro rounded out the wins for Trenton’s singles against Corina Caldwell 6-2, 6-0.

The wins for Trenton continued in doubles, but Carlson didn’t go down without a fight.

“The girls are going in the right direction. There were a lot of close games today, I have seen a lot of development in each player since we began,” said Brian Herman

At No. 1 doubles, Trenton teammates Jordan Sutherby and Gabrielle Wojtla won 6-2, 6-2 against Sam Hopper and Emily Chaeplicki.

Hannah Scharboneau and Marissa Reidy beat Jordan McCarthy and Tiffany Feebish 6-2, 6-2 at No. 2.

No. 3 Evelyn Metric and Hannah Towe came out with Trenton’s last win of the day against Hunter Davis and Nicole Caldwell 6-0, 6-4.

It was a close match, but Carlson’s No. 4 Emily McKinny and Kelsey Boyer won 6-3, 6-4 against Rachel Rushlau and Lea Glenn.

Lynne Herman said that their league has added on a five doubles match for the first time.

“This is the first year we are doing it, so we’ll see after this season if it will continue. With that extra team, it can determine a team’s win or a loss. The matches won’t result in a tie with the five doubles.”

Wrapping up the game, Carlson’s No. 5 doubles team Miranda Pier and Taylor Rago won 6-3, 6-4 against Alyssa Berry and Kathy Taylor

It was an afternoon of competitive matches at all levels of singles and doubles. Strong hits and serves along with coverage of the net all played a role in the success of both teams.

Trenton will return to the court at Riverview on Wednesday at 4 pm, while Carlson plays at home against Kennedy.

Last Updated: 4/23/2013 8:37:22 PM EST