The Clinton Dark Horses lady tennis team came up short against the East Duplin Panthers Tuesday, losing in a close match, 5-4.
The Horses played a much earlier game than normal, playing at 2:15 p.m., thanks to a time reschedule to avoid bad weather conditions. Clinton played hard, taking East Duplin head on in a tough four-and-a-half hour faceoff, ultimately losing its second consecutive conference contest.
Single set matches went well for the Dark Horses as they had the match tied up 3-3 going into doubles.
Winning the singles matches for Clinton were Catherine Smith in three sets, Isabella Faison in straight sets and Kendall Spell, also in three sets. They were only able to come away with one win on the doubles side, leading to the one-point loss.
The only Dark Horse doubles team able to win their doubles match were Mattie Byrd and Rebekah Byrd.
The Horses are now 1-3 overall and o-2 in conference play. Clinton will be looking to snap the two-game skid and get the first conference win in their next game on Thursday. They will be facing on against Wallace-Rose Hill at home in another conference match.
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