EDWARDSVILLE - Edwardsville’s girls' tennis team continues to improve and get stronger and tougher, head coach Dave Lipe said late last week.

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The Edwardsville girls are deep with several strong players well beyond the top six. The future for Edwardsville’s tennis girls looks bright.

This week is a busy one for the Tigers, with a dual meet at 3:30 p.m. at Collinsville on Tuesday, home at 3:30 p.m. against Belleville West on Thursday. On Friday and Saturday, the girls host the Southern Illinois Duals. The action begins at 1 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. on Saturday.

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EDWARDSVILLE 6, BELLEVILLE EAST 3: Edwardsville bounced back after having their meet rained out on Tuesday to score a win Thursday over East at the Edwardsville Tennis Center.

In singles matches, Chloe Koons won over Mia McIssac 6-2, 6-2, Hannah Colbert won over Kylee Delvecchio 6-1, 6-2, Zoe Byron defeated Brodie Rauch 7-5, 6-4 and Gabi Hill won over Reese Altepeter 7-6 (7-2 in the tiebreak), 7-5.

The doubles wins for the Tigers were Colbert and Alyssa Wise defeating McIssac and Rauch 9-8 and Koons and Byron winning 8-2.

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