tennisrackets_webBy DAN NUNN

NORTH READING — With their victory over Malden High School on April 29, the Lady Hornets improved their record to an outstanding 9–0. Head Coach Matt Finn is ecstacic with the undefeated start. “I’m very excited for the girl’s on the start they have had. I’ve really enjoyed all of my teams in my first three years, but this team is really fun to coach because of how much they are committed to getting better. We started the season with a very talented group, and they continue to improve at every match and practice. All of the girls are motivated for team success not just individual. We are definitely hitting our stride at the right time of the season, but I think we can get even better before the season is over.”

Bury Amesbury 5-0

The Lady Hornets completed their fifth match sweep of the season with their 5–0 victory over the Amesbury Indians on April 27.

At first singles sophomore Marissa Galuppo took care of business in straight sets 6–2, 6–3. Sophomore Aly Budny won in two sets at second singles 6–0, 6–2. Freshman Tia Campagna continued the unbeaten start to her varsity career with her victory at third singles 6–3, 6–2.

At first doubles seniors Kaylin Scher and Meg Carlo didn’t drop a single game and won easily in straight sets 6–0, 6–0. Senior Jenny Crotty and freshman Meghan Griffin cruised at second doubles 6–0, 6–1.

Get Past Malden 3–2

The Hornets improved their record to an incredible 9-0 with their hard fought 3–2 victory over the Malden Golden Tornadoes on April 29.

North Reading changed up their entire lineup for the match. Meg Carlo played well at first singles winning in straight sets 6–0, 6–2. Kaylin Scher and Jenny Crotty shined in their singles matched. Scher won at second singles 6–0, 6–1 and Crotty coasted at third singles 6–0, 6–0.

Senior captains Amanda Lee and Rachel Manzelli saw their first action of the season at first doubles. Unfortunately they fell in straight sets 2–6, 4–6. Senior captain Lian Atlas teamed up with Nicole Lee at second doubles. But they were beaten in straight sets 4–6, 1–6.