While the singles’ players were winning in straight sets, the Arabians’ doubles teams were struggling to gain a point.
Lapel’s No. 1 doubles tandem of seniors Kaitlyn Dobbins and Rachel Thalls used their quickness and athleticism to score a 6-4, 6-4 win over Pendleton’s Audrey and Kayleigh Corn.
In the final match of the night, Lapel’s duo of Bailee Scribner and Gabby Cherry downed Pendleton’s Brandy Stoker and Haley Augsburger 6-3, 6-4.
“It was okay,” Hammel said of his team’s win. “I’d like to see our doubles play a little bit more competitively than what they did tonight. They know what they need to do. It’s just a matter of going out and doing it. We’re strong in singles, and it was good to see them come out and get the wins.”
Coomer was glad to see how competitive the Bulldogs were against a top opponent.
“They’re probably if not the best, one of the best teams we’re going to play,” Coomer said. “They are undefeated for a reason. We have some matches coming up that I feel like we have a chance if we play like we did tonight.”
Both teams are back in action today as Pendleton (9-0) hosts Frankton and Lapel (4-2) travels to Triton Central for an Indiana Crossroads Conference match.