Eastern traveled to Floyd Central to play their first Sectional Match against North Harrision.
Kaleigh Earhart (E) was first off the court with a win over Ellie Cassidy (NH) 6-0; 6-1 in the #1 Singles Position.
#2 Doubles was off next with the win going to North Harrison. Emily Bowen/Olivia Wise defeated Isabel Cox/Cheyanne Huizar 6-2; 6-2.
Next off was Mykenzee Graham and Emily Smith (E) with a win over Zoe Akers and Ella Hoehn in the #1 Doubles Position. Their score was 6-2; 6-3. That put Eastern up 2-1 in team points.
At this point, it was still anyone’s win.
Eastern had won the 1st set in the #2 Singles Position but was down in the 2nd set.
North Harrison had won the 1st set in the #3 Singles Position and was leading in the 2nd set too.
Jenna Chastain (E) took a late lead in the 2nd set of the #2 Singles Position and came back to win the match 6-4; 7-5 over Isabelle Nordhoff. This gave Eastern the team win.
Still playing was McKenna Pearson (NH) who won the 1st set 3-6 and was up the 2nd set in the #3 Singles Position over Dylan Whitfield. Dylan fought back and took the 2nd set 7-5. The 3rd set was the quickest of their match with Whitfield winning 6-1.
Eastern will play Crawford County in Round 2 of Sectionals on Thursday.