Southwestern's Autumn Harmon. (Courier file photo by Mark Campbell)
Southwestern's Autumn Harmon. (Courier file photo by Mark Campbell)
Southwestern’s Autumn Harmon picked up a win at the No. 3 singles but Jennings County everything else to pin a 4-1 loss on the previously unbeaten Lady Rebels in girls tennis on Friday in Hanover.

Harmon defeated Carmen Kopitzke 6-1, 6-0 but the Rebels battled strong in a least two other matches before falling in three sets to tip the match win to the Panthers.

Elle Ford bounced back from a 6-4 loss in set one to beat Reagan Brown 6-4 in set two and even the No. 2 singles match before Brown closed out the win 6-2 in the third. Southwestern’s No. 2 doubles match was even closer as Ally Voorhies and Audrey Bare rallied from a 6-4 loss in set one to win set two 6-3 over Courtney Lykins and Elizabeth Ertel. Set three played out to a 6-6 tier before the Panthers claimed the clincher 7-6 on a 7-5 tie-breaker.

“It was a great match tonight at Hanover Park vs. Jennings County. We fell 1-4 but it was a lot closer than the score indicates,” Southwestern coach Kenny Garrett said.

“Autumn continues her strong play at number three singles with a nice two set win. Audrey Bare and Ally Voorhies lost in a three set battle with the third set being 7-5 in the tie-breaker. Ellie Ford also went to three sets before falling in the third 6-3”

Southwestern’s No. 1 singles player Julia Worcester lost to Ellie Hearn 6-2, 6-3 and the Rebels’ No. 1 doubles team of Ashlyn Cloud and Chloe Adcock fell 6-2, 6-1 to Callie Wilder and Abigail Decamp.

“Number one doubles struggled for really the first time tonight and just could not get going against a very solid opponent,” Garrett said. “Julia really hit the ball pretty good tonight but fell in two sets. We as a team just have to get more consistent with our strokes and take some chances at the net from time to time and force the opponents to hit tougher shots. Jennings County has a nice senior -laden team that will be a tough out in the sectional bit I think with several weeks to prepare we will be up for the challenge if we meet again.

Southwestern (4-1) visits South Dearborn on Tuesday.