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South Putman remains perfect with win

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Chelsea Clark
CLINTON -- The South Putnam girls' tennis team remains perfect after defeating South Vermillion 3-2 Thursday night on the road.

"Varisty and junior varisty played some fantastic tennis," South Putnam head coach Johnnie Briones said.

Senior Chelsea Clark rebounded from a couple of tough outings to gain the Eagles' lone win in singles competition. Clark defeated Hannah Henry 6-3 and 6-1 at No. 1 singles. In No. 2 singles action, Whitney Warren fell in three sets to Jenni McLeish 6-4, 3-6 and 6-3, while Liz Mink lost also in three sets to Brittany Spires 4-6, 6-2 and 6-3 at No. 3 singles.

"Liz Mink and Whitney Warren played very well, Briones commeted. "No. 2 doubles battled back from a first set loss to win. I'm proud of everyone's effort."

South Putnam owned the doubles competition, winning both sets.

Cassie Davis and Megan Criss took care of Meghan Slaven and Brittany Wright in straight sets 6-4 and 6-2 to win at No. 1 singles. After a first set loss, the team of Megan Klotz and Samantha Callahan easily handled Cassie Zimmerman and Ashley Hancock 5-7, 6-1 and 6-2.

South Putnam also won the junior varsity matchup 7-2. Picking up wins for the eagles were Tabitha Arnold, Ashley Ross, Patty Rodriguez, Abbie Trauner, Allison Gutherie, Kylie Brown and Kaitlynn Nissen.

South Putnam will travel to Speedway at 4:30 p.m. Monday.

At South Putnam

South Putnam 3, South Vermillion 2

Singles -- Clark (SP) def. Henry (SV) 6-1, 6-3; McLeish (SV) def. Warren (SP) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3; Spires (SV) def. Mink (SP) 4-6. 6-2, 6-3.

Doubles -- Callahan/Klotz (SP) def. Slaven/Wright (SV) 6-4, 6-2; Davis/Criss (SP) def. Zimmerman/Hancock (SV) 5-7, 6-1, 6-2.

Junior Varsity

South Putnam 6, West Vigo 2

Singles -- Arnold (SP) def. Bataglia (WV) 8-2; Ross (SP) def. Barnes (WV) 8-2; Rodriguez (SP) def. Newcomb (WV) 8-6; Trauner (SP) def. Link (SV) 8-2; Pitts (SP) def. John (SV) 8-4; Guthrie (SP) def. Cammack (SV) 8-0.

Doubles -- Brown/Nissan (SP) def. Gohman/VanBuskirk (WV) 8-7; Barnes/Batagilia (SV) def. Latham/Minor (SP) 6-1; Link/Newcomb (SV) def. York/Fitzpatrick (SP) 3-0.

Next match -- South Putnam will travel to Speedway at 4:30 p.m. Monday.

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