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Press photo by Katie McDonaldElizabeth Moore and Shannon Reinhard were the only doubles team to get a win vs. the Hawks. Press photo by Katie McDonaldElizabeth Moore and Shannon Reinhard were the only doubles team to get a win vs. the Hawks.
Morgan Mullen scored seven goals in recent Kids win. Morgan Mullen scored seven goals in recent Kids win.

Tennis team falls to Becahi

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by katie mcdonald kmcdonald@tnonline.com in Sports

Expectations were high for a close Northampton versus Bethlehem Catholic tennis match on Monday, but things did not play out as anticipated when the Hawks won 6-1.

It was expected that the Hawks would win the singles matches, which they did, and that the K-Kids would win the doubles matches, but only Liz Moore and Shannon Reinhard were able to accomplish a victory at four doubles.

“We were excited to play a more challenging team today. My cross court shots were really good, and Liz was good at the net,” said Reinhard. “My serves got a little better [since last year] and knowing where to control the ball and aim it.”

Moore and Reinhard won their match by a score of 6-1, 6-1.

“I think I have better placement at the net, and my serves improved,” Moore said.

At three doubles, Jess Grello and Syd Schmall lost 3-6, 4-6, and at two doubles, Regan Hobsy and Kaleigh Kauffman lost 4-6, 6-7.

“We lost two doubles in a tiebreaker and were ahead in three doubles but lost. They had no heart and no desire,” said a disappointed Coach Kim Davis. “They were inconsistent.”

Although Northampton’s singles players lost their matches, Liz Hozza and Rose Sharga were up against a state finalist and a state champion, respectively, while Grace Tepes is still learning.

With a match against Liberty, past Press deadlines, and a match against Emmaus later in the week, Davis hopes the KKids will show what they can really do.

“From here it will get a little tougher with better teams,” said Reinhard, “but I think we’ll get better with more experience.”