The Aurora Lady Houns earned their second dual victory of the season and tasted victory for the first time in nearly a month, edging Clever 5-4 on Tuesday.
Playing both No. 1 singles and doubles, Evelyne Maassen has been a steady force for the Lady Houns all season and she remained one Tuesday against Clever.
In singles, Maassen defeated Sydney Jennings 8-1 and she paired with Olivia Ray to dispatch Sydney Jennings and Justise Boehne 8-4 in doubles.
No. 3 singles Megan Gearhart defeated Boehne 8-2 and No. 4 Ray prevailed 8-1 over Amy Kozisek, as the teams split the six singles matches.
No. 2 Lauren Sapiens lost 8-6 to Marie Brown, No. 5 Emily Gearhart lost 8-4 to Carly Simpson, and No. 6 Lilly Sumners lost 9-7 to Mackenzie Simpson.
The Lady Houns swung the dual in their favor by winning two of the three doubles matches, as No. 2 Sapiens-Megan Gearhart won 8-4 over Ruth Brown-Carly Simpson.
Clever’s Kozisek-Mackenzie Simpson won 7-2 against Emily Gearhart-Sumners.
Aurora returned to action Wednesday in the Big 8 Conference Tournament and Thursday at home against unbeaten Forsyth, and the Lady Houns travel to Joplin on Friday for the Thomas Jefferson Invitational, of course weather permitting. District seedings should be available this week.
Speaking of Thomas Jefferson, Aurora recently competed against Thomas Jefferson and lost 8-1 with only Maassen in No. 1 singles coming out on top.
Maassen defeated Aubrey Neighmond 8-2, but otherwise it was tough sledding for the Lady Houns as the other five singles players combined for only four points against Thomas Jefferson.
No. 1 Maassen-Megan Gearhart and No. 3 Emily Gearhart-Sumners played a pair of competitive 8-5 matches in doubles.