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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

The Greencastle girls' tennis team downed visiting West Vigo 5-0 on Monday, with the junior varsity also winning 5-3.

"I was really excited with the kids. They played really well and they actually played intelligent, aggressive tennis," GHS head coach Trish Lowe said.

GHS senior Kelsey Hennette moved to 8-1 on the season with a straight set win over Taylor Brown 6-1 and 6-0 in the No. 1 spot. Marta Torre continued her strong play after coming back from an injury to capture the No. 2 win 7-5 and 6-3 over Josey Holschelr. In the No. 3 slot, sophomore Kate Babbington was victorious over the Vikings' Megan Jackson 6-4 and 6-4.

Greencastle continued their dominance in doubles as the No. 1 team of Carol LaFoe and Savannah Provine defeated Phillips and Phillips 6-1 and 7-5. GHS also capture the No. 2 doubles as Emma Kaiser and Kristen Flint defeated Wheatfree and Brown 6-4 and 6-1.

"I was thrilled with the varsity getting a 5-0 over a senior-laden opponent," Lowe commented. "I was really happy with Kate Babbington in the three spot coming out with a win against a senior."

For the junior varsity, Chelsea Samuels, Katie Farris, Hilary Schroeder, Katie Collins, Bridget Tucker, Katie Kean and Brittany Elliot all picked up win for GHS.

"In JV, we had four matches that went 8-0, so that's a pretty good indication that we pretty much dominated the match. It was a great match for us," Lowe commented.

Lowe spoke about Samuels play thus far this season and is impressed with the freshman. This marks Samuels first year playing tennis and Lowe thinks she's coming along nicely.

"Chelsea Samuels is doing a great job," Lowe said. "She's really come along. I'm just really happy with her growth. She's going to be a nice tennis player."

Greencastle will travel to Owen Valley for a 4:30 p.m. start Wednesday.

At Greencastle

Greencastle 5, West Vigo 0

Singles -- Hennette (GHS) def. Brown (WV) 6-1, 6-0; Torre (GHS) def. Holschlr (WV) 7-5, 6-3; Babbington (GHS) def. Jackson (WV) 6-4, 6-4.

Doubles -- LaFoe/Provine (GHS) def. Phillips/Phillips (WV) 6-1, 7-5. Flint/Kaiser def. Wheatfree/Brown (WV) 6-4, 6-1.

JV results

Greencastle 5, West Vigo 3

Singles --Kennedy (WV) def. Merrell (GHS) 8-6, Samuels (GHS) def. Osbourn (WV) 8-0; Farris (GHS) def. McCarty (WV) 8-0; Schroeder (GHS) def. All (WV) 8-0.

Doubles -- Collins/Tucker (GHS) def. Ross/All (WV) 8-1; Kean/Elliot (GHS) def. Eldridge/Mann (WV) 8-0; Kennedy/Osbourn (WV) def. McClaine/Boyle (GHS) 6-1, All/Ross (WV) def. Buckner/Woody (GHS) 6-1.

Next match -- Greencastle will travel to Owen Valley for a 4:30 p.m. start Wednesday.

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