The Watseka High School tennis team defeated GCMS on Monday night during their first home meet. The final score was Watseka 7, GCMS 2.

In the number one singles match, Katie Steidinger of GCMS defeated Ashton Peters of Watseka.

In the number two singles match, Emma Simons of Watseka defeated Grace Christensen of GCMS.

In the number three singles match Watseka’s Emily Crosswell defeated Lexi Darbutt of GCMS.

Watseka’s Sydney McTaggart defeated GCMS’ London Hixson in the number four match.

For Doubles, Watseka’s Ashton Peters and Emma Simons defeated Katie Steidinger and Lexi Cliff in the number one match.

For the number two doubles match, Emily Crosswell and Sydney McTaggart defeated Lexi Darbutt and Grace Christensen.

Rounding out the evening in the number three doubles match, Baylor Cluver and Elixabet Wittenborn of Watseka defeated London Hixson and Julianne Sancken of GCMS.

The girls then went on to take on Centennial on Sept. 9 where they fell 8-1.

“This is a tough school to play,” said Watseka tennis head coach, Corrie Maulding.

“They are so experienced and so skilled but are always a nice group of girls and we learn a lot playing them. Our girls worked hard, fought for every single point and werre able to pull some games off of the other team.”

The Watseka tennis team’s next match will be Sept. 15 against Schlarman.