After a signature win over Quincy Notre Dame earlier in the season, the Palmyra girls tennis team could not duplicate the feat Thursday evening.

After a signature win over Quincy Notre Dame earlier in the season, the Palmyra girls tennis team could not duplicate the feat Thursday evening.

The Lady Panthers dropped three tiebreakers, which proved to be the difference in a 6-3 loss to the Lady Raiders.

“Having this many tiebreakers shows just how evenly-matched we are with QND,” Lady Panthers coach Jessica Gottman said. “They were just able to come out on top tonight.”

Palmyra's top doubles team of Kendra Maples and Emmy Griesbaum suffered their first loss of the season, 7-6 and 6-1.

“Kendra and Emmy lost a tough tiebreaker in the first set and just were not able to recover in the second,” Gottman explained.

Maples picked up a win at No. 1 singles with a 6-0, 6-3 win.

Griesbaum won in a first-set tiebreaker on the No. 2 singles court but dropped the second set and lost in a tiebreaker to decide the match.

Amy Bryan was a part of the Lady Panthers other two points in the match. Bryan won at No. 5 singles 6-3, 6-0 and teamed with Raegan Barnett to win at No. 2 doubles, 7-5 and 7-6 (8-6).

Gottman mentioned playing such a close match against a quality program will pay dividends as the Lady Panthers gear up for postseason play.

“I am very glad we were able to play a team like QND again this late in the season,” the Lady Panthers coach said. “This match will only make us better and prepare us for the level of competition we will see in the postseason.”

Palmyra (8-4) plays host to Mexico on Monday.