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Lady Fighting Tigers’ tennis loses heartbreaker to Jackson

Ironton Lady Fighting Tigers’ senior Ariel Whitt uses a backhand swing to return a volley during a tennis match on Thursday. Jackson rallied in the final match to beat Ironton 3-2. (Kent Sanborn of Southern Ohio Sports Photos)

Ironton Lady Fighting Tigers’ senior Ariel Whitt uses a backhand swing to return a volley during a tennis match on Thursday. Jackson rallied in the final match to beat Ironton 3-2. (Kent Sanborn of Southern Ohio Sports Photos)

Staff Report

 

In a match that went down to the final set, the Ironton Lady Fighting Tigers dropped a heartbreaking 3-2 tennis game to the Jackson Ironladies Thursday.

A singles win by Aleigha Justice and a doubles win by the team of Kylie Barcus and Holly Bruce left Ironton and Jackson tied at 2-2.

In the decisive match, Ironton’s No. 1 doubles team of Brianna Klaiber and Kara Spencer were leading 5-4 in the third set after splitting the first two sets.

But the Jackson team battled back to win the match and the game.

Ironton hosts Lucasville Valley at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.