Girls Tennis: Union Catholic Receives Strong Performances at Union County Tourney

Sisters Sadie Abood (on the left) and Maddy Abood teamed up to place sixth at first doubles at the Union County Tennis Tournament on Thursday at Hub Stine Field in Plainfield. Credits: Jim Lambert

PLAINFIELD, NJ -- The Union Catholic girls tennis team came up with several great performances at the Union County Tournament that concluded on Thursday at Hub Stine Field in Plainfield.

Third singles player Kaitlyn Lowey and the first doubles team of sophomore sisters Maddy and Sadie Abood each finished in sixth place, and second singles player Ivana Wijedasa placed eighth to lead the Vikings to a tie for eighth place with Cranford with 10 points in the team scoring.

During their great run in the tournament, Wijedasa, Lowey and the Abood sisters all staged dramatic comeback wins in their opening matches to advance.

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Wijedasa dropped the first set to Melanie Schickler of Dayton, 6-1, but came storming back to take the next two sets, 6-2, 6-4.    

Lowey also own her first round match after dropping the opening set, 6-4 to Shefali Dhaiya of Scotch Plains-Fanwood, Lowey won the final two sets, 7-5, 6-2 before losing to eventual champion Remy Charters of Kent Place.

At first doubles, the Abood’s fell 6-2 to Dayton’s Zoe Frei and Sheila Flood before winning the last two sets 7-5, 6-4 to advance.  

Union Catholic (7-3) is back in action on Monday at 4 p.m., at Dayton (4-3) in Springfield.

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