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Unbeaten Rebels roll to 5-0 win over Pirates
Courier Sports Staff
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 11:00 AM
BIG WIN STREAK: Southwestern’s Cheyenne McKinley backhands a return (above) at No. 3 singles during the Lady Rebels’ tennis match with Charlestown on Monday. Sarah Anderson charges into a forehand during the No. 2 singles. Both players won their matches, and the team remained unbeaten on the season with a 5-0 sweep. (Staff photos by David Campbell)
Southwestern's girls tennis team rolled through Charlestown for a 5-0 sweep to remain unbeaten on the season Monday at Hanover Park.
The Lady Rebels, now 7-0, swept all three singles matches in straight sets. Southwestern needed a third set and a tie-breaker in the two doubles matches to keep the shutout intact.
"We played a nice match tonight after being off for about five days due to the weather. Our singles players started out solid for us tonight and closed their matches pretty quickly," Southwestern coach Kenny Garrett said. "It was nice for us to sweep the varsity and J.V. matches against a pretty good team in Charlestown."
Abbey Garrett knocked off Charlestown's Erica Brody 6-2, 6-2 at No. 1 singles and Sarah Anderson beat the Pirates' Sarah Embry 6-2, 6-1 at No. 2. Cheyenne McKinley finished off the singles sweep with a 6-0, 6-2 win over Megan Crawford at No. 3.
"Abbey, Sarah and Cheyenne are playing just super right now," coach Garrett said. "They are really in a zone."
Jordan Worcester and Kearstin Bruther beat Charlestown's Bailey Masingo and Hayley Trinkle 6-3, 7-6 (7-1) at No. 1 doubles. Alex Drossart and Meredith Webber gutted out a 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 win over Savannah Fidding and Bekkah Keith at No. 2 doubles.
"Kearstin and Jordan played a very good doubles team tonight in Masingo and Trinkle and they did a great job of communicating and switching to cover the court," Garrett said. "Alex and Meredith started out very slow tonight and lost that first set but we had a good talk about just letting the opponents make the mistakes and they pulled out a nice three set win."
Southwestern visits conference rival Milan today.
"Milan always plays well against us so it will be a very good match and we will have to be ready to play," Garrett said.
Lady Raiders edge Gallatin
3-2 on Trimble senior night
Trimble County picked up a senior night girls tennis win over Gallatin County, 3-2 on Monday.
Before the match started, Trimble County honored seniors Ciarra Harmon, Kalee Cook, Elisabeth Moore and Amber Abbott.
Trimble County took one win in singles matches before sweeping doubles competition.
Match results were: Singles - No. 1 Alex Lawhorn (TC) d. Savannah Clark (GC) 6-3, 7-5; No. 2 Rachel Noble (GC) d. Ciarra Harmon (TC) 6-4, 6-3; No. 3 Alex Johnston (GC) d. Elisabeth Moore (TC) 6-2, 6-7 (2-0). Doubles - No. 1 Kalee Cook, Micah Hess (TC) d. Kayla Halbrendt, McKenzie Hill (GC) 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 Whitney Wingham, Cheyenne Crouch (TC) d. Emily Debord, Jacklyn Bond (GC) 6-0, 6-1.
Trimble visits South Oldham Monday.
Lady Hilltoppers drop just one match in 4-1 win at Trinity
Shawe varsity girls tennis team swept the singles matches en route to a 4-1 win over Trinity Luthern Monday in Seymour.
The Hilltoppers, back to full strength after battling injury last week, added a win in the No. 1 doubles to the three singles wins for the final margin.
"I feel like we are really making progress." said Shawe head coach Steve Sims. "We were behind in all matches tonight and four out of the five found a way to come back and win. This was a good win for us that will hopefully carry over the rest of the season."
Results were: Singles - No. 1 Liz Grote (SM) d. Kelly Stuchwisch (TL) 6-3, 6-3; No. 2 Taylor Grote (SM) d. Brennyn Pollert (TL) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2; and No. 3 Bailey Davis (SM) d. Lindsay Weaver (TL) 6-3, 6-4; Doubles - No. 1 Brittney Snodgrass and Kalyn Robison (SM) d. Anna Nagino and Shelby Nieman (TL) 6-4, 6-1; and No. 2 Aurora Willman and Maddie Lucas (TL) d. Hannah Storm and McKay Burdette 6-1, 6-3.
In junior varsity play, Trinity Lutheran's Kelly Adams defeated Shawe's Paulette Koronkevich 8-3.
Shawe (3-7) will finish a suspended match with New Washington at home on Wednesday. The Lady Hilltoppers will then play the Mustangs in a full match already scheduled for Wednesday.
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