Story By: Dalton Bishop
The Mississinewa Lady Indians tennis team began the IHSAA Girls tennis sectional yesterday evening with a match against cross county rival Marion. Haleigh Rowley played #1 Singles against Marion’s Mckenzie Nelson. Haleigh would win the match 6-3 and 6-0. At #2 Singles you would have Haleigh’s sister Heidi Rowley taking on Clare Hendricks, Heidi won her first set 6-4 and ended winning the match. And then the match everyone had their eyes on was the #3 Singles match between Tyra Stanley and Elizabeth Wuertley. Stanley fell down 0-1 in the first game and came back to win the first set 6-4. Stanley also won the 2nd set at 6-2. The #1 doubles went into a third set with the doubles team would win the first set 6-3, lose the second set 1-6, and in set number three they battled to the very end losing 4-6. The Lady Indians knocked off Marion 3-2 in the first round allowing them to have a chance at history this evening. Tonight The Mississinewa Girls Tennis team has a chance to become a sectional champion for the first time in school history. They will battle Madison Grant tonight at 5pm at Marion High School. Haleigh Rowley will be the #1 Singles, Heidi Rowley will be at #2 Singles and the undefeated Tyra Stanley will be at #3 Singles. The #1 doubles team will be comprised of 2 Seniors, Heavyn Miller and Gabby Stephenson. And the #2 doubles team will be Senior Abigail Tignor and Sophomore Maggie Herring. For updates throughout the night follow @DaltonBishop00 and @MHSTribeTV on social media.