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Spartan girls defeat Crusaders in tennis duel

Photo by Hope Shortridge
The Spartan girls defeat the Marian Crusaders in a tennis duel at Woods Tennis Center on Wednesday, April 3. Isabella Razdan, as pictured in the photo, gets ready to serve during her doubles match.

On Wednesday, April 3, the Spartan girls took on the Marian Crusaders in a tennis duel at Woods Tennis Center. East won the duel and maintained their undefeated streak for the season so far.

The meet started off great with some strong doubles matches. Gibby Chapman and Belinda Rademacher, who played 1 doubles, took an 8-1 win, gaining momentum for the rest of the evening. Stacia Jacobsen and Adeline Fornander kept the energy flowing with a tough battle in 2 doubles. The pair had a bumpy start, but brought it back with an 8-5 win. Stella Stempson and Briana Rademacher (3 doubles) and Tatum Lewis and Zoe Campbell (4 doubles) finished out the doubles matches strong with two more wins.

Heading into the singles matches, Briana Rademacher (1 singles) started the Spartans off with an incredible 8-1 win. Stella Stempson (2 singles) and Adeline Fornander (3 singles) both won their matches 8-3. It was a great meet for the Spartan girls and put the team in a great spot as they head into the rest of the season.

“We are so far undefeated and I’m really proud of everyone,” Stempson said.

East tennis definitely has a name to live up to. The girls were state champions in 2022 and state runner-up last year. It’s not going to be easy, but with how the Spartans have been playing recently, things are looking good for them.

“I think that the season has gone really well so far,” Rademacher, 2022 state singles champion, said. “I think all of the team is super supportive and we are all really encouraging.”

Make sure to watch for upcoming games as the Spartans head into the second half of their season.

“I’m just looking forward to seeing what the season brings,” Rademacher said.

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Avari Wischhof
Avari Wischhof, Staff Writer
Avari Wischof is a junior at East, and this will be her second year on the Oracle. She has one younger sister, two dogs, Mille and Jax, as well as a guinea pig named Mocha. She is passionate about swimming, reading, and lifeguarding in the summer. Avari has been swimming for 8 years, and swims for East, as well her club team. She enjoys kids and coaching swimming at her job. Avari enjoys the freedom of writing, and researching topics. Giving her opinion is her favorite part of creating for the Oracle, and she looks forward to learning new things.
Hope Shortridge
Hope Shortridge, Staff Writer, Co-Editor-In-Chief
Hope Shortridge is a senior at East and this is her third year on the Oracle staff. She is the Co-Editor in Chief with Peyton Svehla. For the Oracle this year, Hope wants to make the online version of the publication more well known, as well as covering all varsity sporting events as she did last year. At school she is in orchestra, Hope Squad, Unified Bowling, the Feminist Club, and is the founding member and president of the Broadcasting Club. When she's not in school or reporting on the latest East sporting event, she loves watching sports, especially baseball, and Husker football and volleyball. She also works at Eastmont Retirement Home as a server. She has a twin brother named Paul, and two Italian greyhounds: Sam and Iris at home. It might be her last year at East, but “I’m a Spart till I die,” Hope says.

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