The Aurora Lady Houns won their last two matches at home to improve to 5-4 on the season, a week before the Big 8 tournament. Coach Ray Perry's team defeated Clever 7-2 last Friday before beating Monett on Monday.
Against the Lady Blue Jays, Aurora's only singles loss was in the number one spot, as Sarah Woodall fell 8-0. The rest of the varsity squad took care of business, though, with 8-0 wins by Hannah Estes and Meagan Gearhart, an 8-2 win by Amber Gorman and a 9-8, 7-1 tie-breaker win by Lauren Sapiens. Aurora also picked up a win by forfeit in the six spot.
The Lady Houns also received a win by forfeit in the third doubles match, while the pairing of Estes and Alexis Hoftiezer won 8-4. The number one pairing of Woodall and Gorman fell 8-0.
Perry's team made it over the .500 mark on Monday with a sweep of Monett. The scores were as follows in singles play:Sarah Woodall -- 8-1 over Melanie Hernandez Salas Hannah Estes -- 8-1 over Diana Rodriguez Amber Gorman -- 8-0 over Sofia Semerad Alexis Hoftiezer -- 8-0 over Melissa Gomez Lauren Sapiens -- 8-0 over Sydney Parrigon Meagan Gearhart -- 8-1 over Emily Payne
All three doubles teams were successful as well, with the Woodall/Gorman pairing scoring a win by the closest margin, 8-4. Estes/Hoftiezer and Sapiens/Gearhart each won their matches by a score of 8-1.
The Lady Houns will be back in action at the Nixa Tournament this weekend and in the Big 8 Conference tournament on Wednesday.