LEWISTON — Edward Little lost the war, but Mya Vincent won the battle.
By the time the No. 1 singles match started, Lewiston was already wrapping up a victory over the rival Red Eddies in girls tennis, but Vincent still had to duel with Lewiston senior Abby Svor.
A duel it was.
Vincent, a sophomore, outlasted Svor 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 for the No. 1 singles victory, but the Blue Devils won Tuesday’s home match 3-2.
Both Lewiston coach Anita Murphy and Edward Little coach Kim Clark lauded the No. 1 singles players and the rare opportunity they both had for a competitive match this season.
Svor said to Murphy as she was walking off the court, “It was a good experience for both of us.”
Murphy said she told Svor after the second set that she had wanted her to get to a third set. Svor then made the tiebreaking third set interesting, battling back from 4-1 and 5-2 down to draw within 5-4. The No. 1 singles match was a marathon, lasting two and a half hours.
Edward Little also got a win at No. 3 singles, with Paige Morgan beating Lewiston fill-in Whitney Perkins 6-1, 6-0.
Svor’s twin sister Julia beat Vincent’s senior cousin Molly Vincent 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2 singles.
In the No. 1 doubles tilt, Lewiston’s Julia Paquette and Libby Forgues beat Izzy Trombley and Mai Luu 6-2, 6-0. In No. 2 doubles, Claudia Cucubica and Emma Omiecinski held on for a 6-2, 6-4 win over Rhassya Kamel and Mariah Kirouac.