NOTHING BUT NET: Lynx girls in control against Spartans

WEBSTER CITY – Don’t look now, but the Webster City girls’ tennis team is building confidence – more than the program has had in recent memory.

Convincing victories will do that for a club.

With a perfect doubles record at the front of the meet, the Lynx turned in their second dominant performance in as many outings with a 7-2 thumping of Grundy Center yesterday at the WCHS courts.

Coming up with key shots at crucial times in doubles gave WCHS a nice shove forward and the six singles players carried it the rest of the way in convincing fashion.

“I’m happy that the girls are coming out and not playing afraid,” WCHS head coach Heather Kierzek said. “Hopefully this will help us with momentum when we play Clear Lake on Tuesday (at home) because that will be tough.”

The Lynx No. 1 doubles team of Lynne Chalfant and Courtney Lampman earned a hard-fought 9-7 win over the Spartans’ Jelena Jaggi and Meghan Soak in a match that went back and forth. Teammates Rihanna Wood and Olivia Tasler picked up an identical win over visitors Sidney Hogle and Mel Holmeister.

Ashley Richardson and Jordann Nagel had just a touch more breathing room, as the Lynx duo won the No. 2 bout 8-5 over Gabby Haman and Abby Taylor.

Chalfant hammered Jaggi in the No. 1 singles match, 8-1, while No. 4 Sierra Anderson didn’t waste much time in dismantling Taylor, 8-2.

“Sierra Anderson, she just gets in a zone out there and just takes care of business,” Kierzek said. “And I think it was especially big for Lynne because she feels a lot of pressure of being the No. 1.”

Lampman (8-4) and Olinca Padierna (8-3) also notched easy wins in the Nos. 2 and 6 spots.