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Tyrone girls tennis has busy week

The Tyrone girls tennis team had a long week packed into just three short days this week.
The Lady Eagles began the week on Monday afternoon with a match against always tough State College, traveled to the Altoona Mansion Park courts to play Bishop Guilfoyle and then concluded a hectic three days on Wednesday by welcoming Central Mountain.
On Monday, the protégés of Tyrone tennis coach Mike Hample had to deal with the added woes of having to shuffle the line-up with several girls out due to injury and illness. State College swept Tyrone 7-0, although Hample singled out Brittany Hosband, who moved into the number one singles slot and Laura Thompson, who was moved into the number four singles position.
On Tuesday, at Mansion Park, BG won 7-0, with Lady Eagle MaryElyn Hunter dropping 6-4, 6-2 decision at the number four singles. Hunter then teamed with Amy Lewis in the number one doubles position. Although the Tyrone girls eventually dropped a tight 8-6 set, the Eagles were in that match-up all the way.
Completing the week, on Wednesday at the Clay Avenue courts, Tyrone dropped a 6-1 match to Central Mountain.
Amy Lewis dropped a 6-3, 6-0 decision at number three and MaryElyn Hunter lost 6-2, 6-2 at number five singles.
Lewis and Hunter then teamed up in the number one doubles to drop a close 8-6 set that went back and forth the entire game.
Britt Hosband and Laura Thompson teamed up at the number two doubles for an extremely exciting 8-7 tiebreaker win.