The Batesville High School tennis team improved to 2-1 on the season with a convincing 5-0 victory over the Rushville Lady Lions.
Batesville’s No. 2 singles player Lydia Olsen battled to the very end to defeat Rosella Troyer in the three sets. The BHS sophomore lost the first set 6-4, but bounced back to win the second 6-2 to force a third. Olsen got up early in the third set and closed it out 6-1.
Senior Ellen Heppner and junior Sarah Hoseus gave the Lady Bulldogs wins at the other two singles positions. Heppner was a 6-3 and 6-3 winner over Allison Wainright at No. 1, while Hoseus defeated Sarah Harpring 6-2 and 6-2 at No. 3.
The No. 1 doubles team of Emily Helvie and Ali Meyer got off to a slow start and fell behind 3-1 in the first set. The senior duo regrouped and went on to post a 6-4 and 6-1 victory over Jill Yager and Carey Yager.
At No. 2 doubles, Kelli Hartman and Brooke Bradford were easy 6-1 and 6-0 winners over Nici Martin and Lucy Dyer.
The Batesville junior varsity carried on the winning ways by knocking off the Lady Lions 7-0.
Emily Shaw posted an 8-2 victory over Hayley Riddell at No. 1, while Karsen Worthington battled to an 8-6 win at No. 2.
Gabby Cooper and Erin Longstreth teamed to win at No. 1 doubles as did Macy Simon and Jasmin Peemoeller at No. 2.