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Net gain: 'Stangs move to 7-0

By Neil H. Devlin, Mullen Sports Information Director
Mullen remains undefeated in girls tennis with a 7-0 defeat of visiting Grandview; 2 more matches this week.
Mullen remained undefeated in the new Season D on Monday with a 7-0 defeat of visiting Grandview in a Centennial League dual match.

The Mustangs moved to 7-0 overall, 5-0 in league.

Mullen lost only nine games in the match, just four in singles.

Senior Lauren Manwiller, sophomore Alexia Yost and junior Marin Smith cruised in singles. In doubles, Brooklyn Hanley-Parker Durand, Izzy Desjardins-Tierney Scanlan, Aubryanne Leugers-Madeline Crites and Clara Dailey-Renee Hoyt handled things in doubles.

In a three-match week, the Mustangs will be at Ralston Valley in nonleague on Wednesday, May 19, at the Apex Tennis Center, 3:30 p.m., in nonleague and host Smoky Hill on Thursday, May 20, 3:45 p.m., in league. It also will pit Smoky Hill’s Valerie Negin, the 2019 Class 5A No. 1 singles champion, against Manwiller, a fair bet to win at 4A No. 1 singles.

No. 1 singles – Lauren Manwiller, Mullen def Halia Pena 6-0, 6-0.

No. 2 singles – Alexia Yost, Mullen def. Georgia Bates 6-2, 6-2.

No. 3 singles – Marin Smith, Mullen def. Daniela Solok 6-0, 6-0.

No. 1 doubles – Brooklyn Hanley-Parker Durand, Mullen def. Ella Mahaffy-Erin Tillman 6-0, 6-1.

No. 2 doubles – Izzy Desjardins-Tierney Scanlan, Mullen def. Janine Avery-Samira Mickelson 6-0, 6-2.

No. 3 doubles – Aubryanne Leugers-Madeline Crites, Mullen def. U/A.

No. 4 doubles – Clara Dailey-Renee Hoyt, Mullen def. Josephine Knab-Sylvia Roberts 6-0, 6-2.