Lady Chiefs tennis letter-winners

Returning letter-winners for the Logan Lady Chiefs tennis team (from left) are: First row — Samantha Mustard, Selena Zheng and Jazmin Kessler. Second row — Addy Clement, Rachel Vogt, Emily Clifton and Carmen Shuttleworth.

LOGAN — Once again, the Vinton County Lady Vikings defeated the Logan Lady Chiefs in a varsity tennis match.

But this time, unlike three-consecutive 3-2 VC wins, the Lady Vikings won by a 4-1 count Thursday on the Logan High School tennis courts.

And still the match was razor-close.

“I can’t believe it, but unfortunately Vinton County got the better of us again,” said Logan coach Robbie Ball. “Even though it was tied 1-1 and we had won the first set on third singles and second doubles, (the Lady Vikings) just wouldn’t go away.

“It wasn’t that we dropped our game,” he added, “it’s that (VC) kept on playing and the cards fell their way. Our girls played so hard and I am really proud of them.”

Rachel Vogt earned Logan’s lone victory by earning a 6-1, 6-0 decision over Jailyn Smith at first singles.

The Lady Vikings won at second singles, where Josie Ousley downed Jazmin Kessler 6-1, 6-1, and third singles, where Alacia Peck outlasted Selena Zheng in a marathon 6-3, 4-6 (12-10) match.

In doubles play, Faith White and Gia Gross downed Maisey Russell and Carmen Shuttleworth 6-2, 7-6 and Emily Jones and Taylor Moore came back for a 6-7, 7-6 (10-5) decision over Samantha Mustard and Emily Clifton.

The Lady Chiefs (4-10) enter the penultimate week of their season Monday when they host Athens in their home finale before traveling to Circleville Wednesday and to Marietta Thursday.

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