Monday night proved to be a tough night for the South Putnam tennis team. They fell to Northview on the road 4-1.
Liz Mink provided the only bright spot for the Eagles as she defeated her opponent Ali Rentschler 6-0 and 7-6 (8-6) in the No. 3 slot. No. 1 player Chelsea Clark fell in straight sets to Jazmine Kellum 6-2, 6-1. No. 2 singles player Whitney Warren dropped her contest in straight sets as well, falling to Allie Melega 7-5 and 6-1.
"(It was a) tough loss against a good Northview team," SP head coach Johnnie Briones said. "Liz Mink played very well at No. 3 singles. Everyone else struggled."
South Putnam didn't fare much better in their doubles matches. The No. 1 doubles team of Megan Criss and Cassie Davis fell in three sets to Andrea James and Bonnie Froderman 4-6, 7-6 (8-6) and 6-1. Samantha Callahan and Megan Klotz lost in straight sets to Olivia Kumpf and Hannah Pond 6-3 and 6-3 at No. 2 doubles.
"Megan Criss and Cassie Davis fought hard, but fell in the third set," Briones said.
The Eagles' junior varsity picked up four wins on the evening but ultimately fell to the Knights 6-4. Getting wins for the junior varsity were Tabitha Arnold, Patty Rodriguez and the doubles team of Kendra Mitchell and Jessica Minor as well as Kylie Brown and Kaitlynn Nissen.
"We need to put this behind us and get ready for Owen Valley," Briones concluded.
South Putnam travels to Owen Valley at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
Northview 4, South Putnam 1
Singles -- Kellum (N) def. Clark (SP) 6-2, 6-1. Melega (N) def. Warren (SP) 7-5, 6-1; Mink (SP) def. Rentschler (N) 6-0, 7-6 (8-6).
Doubles -- James/Froderman (N) def. Criss/Davis (SP) 4-6, 7-6 (8-6) 6-1; Kumpf/Pond (N) def. Callahan/Klotz (SP) 6-3, 6-3.
Northview 6 South Putnam 4
Singles -- Arnold (SP) def. Stearley (N) 8-0; Reberger (N) def. Ross (SP) 8-2; Rodriguez (SP) def. Heffner (N) 8-6; Brossman (N) def. Trauner (SP) 8-3.
Doubles --Guthrie/Pitts (SP) def. Clarke/Karg (N) 8-2; Emmert/Heffner (N) (WV) def. York/Fitzpatrick (SP) 8-2; Mitchell/York (SP) def. Farris/Eddington (N) 8-0; Brown/Nissan (SP) def. Kaiser/Heffner (N) 8-7.
Next game -- South Putnam travels to Owen Valley at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.