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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Tiger Cubs edge Mounties

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

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Katie Collins follows through her swing in hopes of scoring a point on her Southmont opponent.
What's better than having one standout player on a tennis team? Try three standouts.

The Greencastle High School girls' tennis team proved Tuesday night that they have more than just Katie Collins on the team. They have Kate Babington and Katie Farris also.

Those three fill the singles spots for Greencastle and it was those three who won the match for the team.

Collins struggled in the beginning, but found her groove and trounced her opponent 6-1, 6-4 and Babington took down her opponent 6-3, 6-1. But after the No. 1 Doubles and No. 2 Doubles lost, the fate of the match rested on the shoulders of Farris.

"I had no idea that there was that much riding on my match," Farris said.

Farris started off on the wrong foot and lost 6-3, but battled back and won the second game 6-0, forcing a third game for the set point. It was Farris who came out on top, winning 7-5.

"She is my little fighter," GHS Coach Sally Martin said. "Time and time again she has gotten down in her sets, but she always digs herself out.

"I usually can count on her and I don't have to spend much time explaining the situations to her. She is always able to move in and make the necessary adjustment for whatever situation I put her in," Martin said.

With the tennis season nearing a close, Martin is beginning to see her team fully develop into what she wants.

"The girls are starting to see what they are supposed to do now in these big matches and that is what I want," Martin said. "I'd rather them do this now than play like they did in the beginning of the season."

Also, on Monday, the Lady Tiger Cubs lost to Crawfordsville 3-2. Babington and Farris where the two players who won their match.

Greencastle is now 5-3 on the season and will be back in action today when they travel to North Montgomery for a 5 p.m. showdown.

At Greencastle

Greencastle 3, Southmont 2

Singles

Collins (GC) def. Wheeler (SM) 6-1,6-4; Babington (GC) def. Gillolgy (SM) 6-3, 6-1; Farris (GC) def. Hal 3-6, 6-0, 7-5

Doubles

Whalen and Rush (SM) def. Schroeder and Kenney (GC) 6-6 (7-3), 7-5

Tucker and McClain (SM) def. Moore and Winiger (GC) 6-2, 6-2, 6-4

Next Match -- Greencastle is now 5-3 on the season and will be back in action today when they travel to North Montgomery for a 5 p.m. showdown.