Emily Alcock won her first singles match Friday. (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)
Emily Alcock won her first singles match Friday. (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)

The Decorah girls tennis team got a taste of what the postseason will be like by facing the Class 1A defending state champion Saturday.



Home crowd

The score may not have indicated it, but it was a fine night for the Decorah girls tennis team as Dubuque Senior came to town.

The Vikings fell to senior 2-7.

"As has been the case in other matches this year, the individual set scores and the final match score were not indicative of the competitiveness shown by the girls during the match. We still have a couple of weeks to put it together and start winning more of the deuce games than we lose," said Coach Larry Berland.

Emily Alcock won the first singles match of her career. She defeated Gabrielle Daoud 10-4 at the No. 6 singles spot.

"Emily will be the first to tell you she is beginning to put it all together on the court," said Berland. "Emily understands the game enough to know what to do and has gained enough confidence in her abilities to get it done."

Also picking up a win were Kelsey Kruse and Katelyn Yee at the No. 3 doubles spot. They knocked off Daoud and Naomi Brehm 10-8.

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