TENNIS: Lions dominant in singles and doubles, hand WCHS girls first loss

WEBSTER CITY – Clear Lake had already won the mental game before it even stepped off the bus and that helped the Lions roll to a 9-0 girls’ tennis victory over Webster City yesterday afternoon at the WCHS courts.

After winning their first two duals of the season, the Lynx had hoped to put up a fight against the Lions. But head coach Heather Kierzek said her team was a bit overwhelmed.

“We played scared … I don’t know how else to say it,” Kierzek said. “Clear Lake came to town and that was enough to scare us out of our shoes.

“They are a good team and they play with no fear.”

Lynne Chalfant made a nice comeback in the No. 1 singles match before falling 10-7 to the Lions’ Alexis Adkinson. Chalfant teamed up with Courtney Lampman in a 10-5 doubles loss to Lindsey Loudenburg and Kylie Bottjen.

WCHS didn’t win more than four games in any other match.

The Lynx will look to rebound on Friday when they host Hampton-Dumont at 4:30 p.m.