Eagles move to 2-0 with win over Turkey Run

Thursday, April 16, 2009
Abbie Trauner

The South Putnam girls' tennis team continued their strong start to the 2009 season by knocking off Turkey Run 5-0 Wednesday.

"It's great to start the season 2-0," Eagles head coach Johnnie Briones said. "Both doubles played some good, solid tennis for the second night in a row."

South Putnam sophomore Kendra Latham won at No. 2 singles by defeating Dallas Uplinger 7-5 and 6-1, while Ashley Ross downed Heather Harbison won in straight sets 6-0 and 6-0.

SPHS senior Abbie Trauner dropped her first set 0-6 to Turkey Run's Breyanna Tappan, but came back with authority to win the match 6-4 and 6-3.

In doubles matches, the newly formed No. 1 duo of Megan Klotz and Tabitha Arnold downed Brooke Ramirez and Delanie Seward 6-1 and 6-1 in straight sets. At No. 2 doubles, Kaitlynn Nissen and Kylie Brown won against Shelby Snodgrass and Brooke Busenbark 6-0 and 6-1.

"No. 3 singles player Ashley Ross come quickly out of the gate and finished strong," Briones said. "(I am) extremely proud of No. 1 and No. 2 singles. Both adjusted well and came away with a win."

Briones noted that the Eagles will be battling West Vigo and Edgewood next week and believes it should be a good test for his squad.

In junior varsity action, South Putnam came away with a 6-2 victory over the Warriors.

The Eagles swept the singles matches on the night. Jordyn Pitts, Allison Guthrie, Monica Beano and Jessica Minor accounted for the South Putnam wins.

The doubles team of Kaleigh Miller and Britney Fitzpatrick won at No. 1 doubles 8-0, while the tandem of Jessica York and Ericka Minor were also victorious 8-0.

The Eagles will travel to West Vigo Monday at 5 p.m.

At South Putnam

South Putnam 5, Turkey Run 0


Trauner (SP) def Tappan (TR) 0-6, 6-4, 6-3; Latham (SP) def. Uplinger (TR) 7-5, 6-1; Ross (SP) def. Harbison (TR) 6-0, 6-0


Klotz/Arnold (SP) def. Ramirez/Seward (TR) 6-1, 6-1; Nissen/Brown def. Snodgrass/Busenbark (TR) 6-0, 6-1

Junior Varsity Results

South Putnam 6, Turkey Run 2


Pitts (SP) def. Chaplain (TR) 8-0; Guthrie (SP) def. South (TR) 8-0; Beano (SP) def. South (TR) 8-0; Minor (SP) def. Chaplain (TR) 8-1


Miller/Fitzpatrick (SP) def. Miller/Suiter (TR) 8-0; York/Minor (SP) def. Laughlin/McFarland (TR) 8-0; Snodgrass/Busenbark (TR) def. Higgins/Goss (SP) 6-3; Ramirez/Seward (TR) def. Asher/Kanai (SP) 6-4

Next match -- The Eagles will travel to West Vigo Monday at 5 p.m.