Eagles top Patriots
The South Putnam High School tennis squad managed to eke out a 3-2 home win over Owen Valley Thursday.
"This was a good win against a good team," SPHS coach Johnnie Briones said.
The Eagles picked up wins at both varsity doubles spots, but lost at No. 1 and No. 2 singles.
However, Liz Mink knocked off Nicole Duling at No. 3 singles, 6-3, 6-4, to preserve the win.
"Liz hung on to get the win and seal the team win," Briones said.
At No. 1 doubles, South Putnam's tandem of Chelsea Clark and Sam Callahan defeated Beth Booher and Stephanie Stutsman, 6-2, 6-1, while the Eagles' No. 2 duo of Megan Criss and Cassie Davis beat Lexi Carmichael and Elizabeth Shenck, 6-3, 6-0.
In junior varsity action, South Putnam earned a 3-1 win. Kaila Kirkman won at No. 1 singles while the SPHS duo of Ashley Ross and Megan Klotz won at No. 1 doubles. In addition, South Putnam's No. 2 tandem of Abby Trauner and Jesica Minor also won.
South Putnam will face Danville at home Monday at 4:30 p.m.
At South Putnam
South Putnam 3, Owen Valley 2
Singles -- Henson (OV) def. Douglass (SP) 6-3, 6-0; Gillaspy (OV) def. Warren (SP) 6-0, 6-0; Mink (SP) def. Duling (OV) 6-3, 6-4.
Doubles -- Clark/Callahan (SP) def. Booher/Stutsman (OV) 6-2, 6-1; Criss/Davis (SP) def. Carmichael/Shenck (OV) 6-3, 6-0.
South Putnam 3, Owen Valley 1
Singles -- Kirkman (SP) def. Sandlen (OV) 8-5; Arnold (SP) def. Pope (OV) 8-2; Sandlen (OV) def. Nissen (SP) 8-3; Tudor (SP) def. Pope (OV) 6-2.
Doubles -- Ross/Klotz (SP) def. Goddard/Britton (OV) 8-3; Trauner/Minor (SP) def. Richardson/Booher (OV) 8-4.
Next Match -- The Eagles face Danville at home Monday at 4:30 p.m.
Tiger Cubs earn shutout
At Greencastle Thurs-day, the Tiger Cubs picked up a 5-0 win over Danville.
"This was such a close match for a 5-0 score," GHS coach Trish Lowe said. "All three singles matches went three sets. I was so proud of the girls to hang tough and win."
At No. 1 singles, Kelsey Hennette defeated Lauren Carroll, 5-7, 6-2, 6-1, while Greencastle's No. 2 Rena Warren beat Anne Baenzinger, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5. At No. 3 singles, Carol Lafoe beat Megan Dodson, 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (10-8).
In doubles play, Greencastle's No. 1 team of Kayla Birt and Savannah Provine beat Missy Hammersley and Amber Reyers, 6-1, 6-1, while the No. 2 tandem of Emma Kaiser and Kristen Flint beat Whitney Baenzinger and Lauren Clark, 7-5, 6-4.
Greencastle's junior varsity also won, 6-3.
The Tiger Cubs (8-2, 6-4-1) face Turkey Run at home Tuesday.
Greencastle 5, Danville 0
Singles -- Hennette (GHS) def. Carroll (D) 5-7, 6-2, 6-1; Warren (GHS) def. Baenzinger (D) 3-6, 6-4, 7-5; Lafoe (GHS0 def. Dodson (D) 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (10-8).
Doubles -- Birt/Provine (GHS) def. Hammersley/Reyers (D) 6-1, 6-1; Kaiser/Flint (GHS) def. Clark/Baenzinger (D) 7-5, 6-4.
Greencastle 6, Danville 3
Singles -- Vitols (D) def. Merrell (GHS) 9--7; Babington (GHS) def. Thompson (D) 8-4; Zichman (D) def. Holmes (GHS) 8-6; Schroeder (GHS) def. Fisher (D) 8-0.
Doubles -- Wever/Carpenter (D) def. Jackson/Martin (GHS) 8-6; Karch/Collins (GHS) def. Riggs/Eiler (D) 8-6; Tucker/Elliot (GHS) def. Koon/Smith (D) 7-6 (7-5).
Next Match -- The Tiger Cubs (8-2, 6-4-1) face Turkey Run at home Tuesday.