Prep tennis: Charlotte Catholic 5, Salisbury 4
Salisbury’s girls tennis team pushed Charlotte Catholic, the defending 3A state champion, to the limit before falling 5-4 at home Friday.
Catholic led 4-2 after singles and picked up a win at No. 3 doubles. Mary Kathryn Ferebee and Ashley Verhein edged Salisbury freshmen Joy Loeblein and Erika Nelson by an 8-6 score.
Hannah Lebowitz-Kirstin Meyerhoeffer won 8-4 against Tori Anderson-Meagan Laframboise at No. 1 doubles, while Brooke Johnson-Shea Comadoll prevailed 9-8 (10-8) against Cameron Grist-Lucia Leahy. Johnson-Comadoll trailed 7-2 before coming back to force a tiebreaker.
Lebowitz (a 6-1, 6-1 winner against Anderson at No. 1) and Nelson (a 7-5, 6-1 winner against Kelly Tomlin at No. 6) earned victories. Comadoll was involved in a close match at No. 3, but Laframboise won 6-7 (4-7), 6-2, (10-2).
“All around a good day,” Salisbury coach Chris Myers said. “It will do nothing but help us for a push into November, hopefully.”