ST. JOHNSBURY– For the first time in five years, the North Country girls tennis team defeated the St. Johnsbury Hilltoppers. The streak busting win came on Tuesday where NCU outplayed the Academy and emerged victorious by the score of 4-3.
"This was a big win for us," said Head Coach Marie George, "we were very steady and very consistent."
In their second match in as many days, the Falcons showed little signs of fatigue, as they battled hard to get the win.
After losing a tough three set match on Monday, number one Martha Petzoldt bounced back nicely to grab the 6-4, 6-2 over St. Jay's Mariana Anunarriz.
Deanna Brandstetter stayed hot, picking up a win in the number two slot, as did Kelsey O'Donnell who won in the number four position, shutting out Won Hee Lee 6-0, 6-0.
Rhiannon Rosamillia had tough day, losing at the number three singles, as did both doubles teams, who each lost in three sets.
"We were without Mollie O'Keefe, one of our doubles players, so that hurt, but whenever a match goes three sets, it is a good match, so the girls played well," said George.
Once again, in what seems to be a reoccurring theme this year, the fate of the team hung in Alana Perry's hands. The senior won her first set 7-5, and then cruised through her second set, winning 6-2 and giving the Falcons the "W".
A tough Harwood team rolls in to town next for the Falcons third straight day of competition.