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Ehrig wins EPC gold

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by Katie McDonald kmcdonald@tnonline.com in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic High School tennis player Molly Ehrig won the number two singles gold medal in the East Penn Conference tennis tournament on Sept. 29 at Freedom High School.

“It felt so good to finally win the EPC tournament after some pretty devastating losses over the past years,” said Ehrig. “I came in second twice and third once, so it was something I really wanted to do before graduation.”

Ehrig defeated Easton’s Kaitlin Grogg 10-2 in the final.

“I think the biggest challenge was the weather because it was so windy that it threw off a lot of players, but since I’m a senior, I think I had a lot of experience to be able to overcome that on the first day,” Ehrig said.

Ehrig also reached the semifinal match in the District XI singles tennis tournament last week but lost to Notre Dame Green Pond’s Logan Lencheski 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 5-7.

“I gave it everything I had for three hours. I was so sore, and I was never so tired,” said Ehrig. “I can’t help but feel a little disappointed, but I know I gave it my all. This year, I was so close. I almost had it.”

Ehrig will have another shot at winning districts in both the team tournament and the doubles tournament.

In the EPC, silver medals were awarded to Becahi’s Brenna Magliochetti at number one singles, and to Freedom’s Twinkle Gupta and Megan Smith at number three doubles.

Natalie Sinai and Rebecca Packo, Freedom’s number one and two singles players, respectively, were awarded bronze medals after winning their consolation finals.

Becahi’s Jenna Sloan also won a bronze medal at number three singles.

Freedom’s number four doubles team of Meg Cavanaugh and Hannah Nicholls placed fourth.

The EPC tournament champion was Nazareth, and the regular season champion was Easton.