Lady Eagles finally gets first home tennis match

The Tyrone girls tennis team faced a tough Altoona team in the Lady Eagles’ first home match at the Clay Avenue courts on Wednesday.
After five consecutive matches on the road, the Lady Eagles finally got to play on their own turf, although it certainly was no picnic, with the Lady Lions stayed undefeated (5-0) knocking off Tyrone 6-1.
Both of the doubles matches were hotly contested with the Lady Eagles’ number one doubles team of Becky Swann and Angel Light defeating Weiss and Holliday 8-4 in a pro set. In the number two doubles match, Cynda Ormsby and Rachel Maceno fought a great battle before dropping their pro set to Alissa Baker and Courtney Paul by an 8-6 count.
“The doubles competition were both good matches,” said Tyrone tennis coach Mike Hample. “They were both as close as you can get. Our goal is to competitive. We are getting better with each match, but are rebuilding our program.”
The Eagles’ tennis team (0-6) entertains the Huntingdon girls on Monday at the Clay Avenue courts beginning at 3 p.m.
Altoona 6 Tyrone 1
Kirsten Messner (A) def. Becky Swann 6-0, 6-1.
Vanessa Schmitt (A) def. Cynda Ormsby 6-0, 6-0.
Danielle Rhoades (A) def. Angel Light 6-0, 6-0.
Kaitlin Bovard (A) def. Caitlynn Dillon 6-0, 6-0.
Kelsie Shortsleve (A) def, Chelsey Swayne 6-0, 6-0.
Swann/ Light (T) def. Weiss/Holliday 8-4.
Baker/Paul (A) def. Ormsby/Rachel Maceno 8-6.