The Zionsville girls tennis team went 5-0 this last week, all against conference foes.
On Wednesday, April 16, they defeated Hamilton Southeastern for the first time in seven years, 4-1.
"This was a tremendous victory for our varsity squad," Zionsville head coach Matt Moore said in an email. "It was a great way to begin conference play and established us as an early favorite for a conference championship. I felt that our singles players maintained excellent poise and patience against scrappy opponents."
Candice Park won at No. 1 singles, 7-5, 7-5 against Kelsey Hay. Silvie Miarakova defeated Megan Warren 6-1, 6-2 and Natasha Wujek defeated Nicole Spafford 6-4, 6-3 at No. 3 singles.
In doubles play, the Zionsville No. 1 team of Erin Cordill and Lillie Heigl defeated Andrea Updike and Devin Krauter 6-4, 7-5.
The No. 2 doubles teams of Sarah Niehaus and Sophia Metzger lost to Hamilton Southeastern's Maria del Mar Davila and Nicole Delozien 6-4, 6-2.
"I felt that both of our doubles teams showed heart in the face of adversity," Moore said. "In particular, our doubles teams had a case of the unforced errors this afternoon, but did not allow this to discourage them. The strength they showed to keep going will certainly bode well for us in postseason play."
The next day, the Eagles topped Westfield 5-0.
For more of this story, read the April 23 edition of the Times Sentinel.