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Farris win helps Tiger Cubs top South Putnam

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

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Greencastle senior Katie Farris sends a shot over the net during the Tiger Cubs' 3-2 win over South Putnam Tuesday. [Order this photo]
On Tuesday, Greencastle and South Putnam faced off in a marathon match, which fittingly came down to its No. 1 singles player. In the end, Greencastle outlasted South Putnam to earn a 3-2 victory.

Greencastle earned victories at No. 2 singles as Harriett Watson defeated Jordan Pitts 7-5 and 6-3 and at No. 1 doubles when Nicole Boyle and Brooke Buckner defeated Ericka Minor and Robbie Urton 7-6 (7-4), 3-6 and 6-0.

South Putnam evened everything at two-all when Allison Guthrie defeated Katie Burns 6-0 and 6-0 and the No. 2 doubles team of Caitlyn Boyce and Madison Cash defeated Greencastle's Carlie Harlan and Kayla Chadd 4-6, 6-3 and 7-6 (7-4).

It all came down to the No. 1 singles showdown between Greencastle's Katie Farris and South Putnam Kendra Latham. It was truly a match that went back and forth, and with most other matches finished, had spectator on all sides.

Farris was able to come out strong and take the first set 6-4, but Latham stormed back in the second set, forcing a tie-breaker and winning 7-5. With everything tied and a small break over, the duo took to the court once more to settle the match.

Once again, Farris came out strong and jumped out of a 4-0 lead over Latham, but not before the senior made a run of her own. Latham won three games to pull within one at 4-3, but Farris was able to hold her off and a final hit from Latham that landed in the net sealed the win for Greencastle. Farris wont the match 6-4, 5-7 and 6-3 to give Greencastle the 3-2 victory.

South Putnam will hosts Turkey Run tonight at 4:30 p.m., while Greencastle hosts Rockville Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

At Greencastle

Greencastle 3, South Putnam 2

Singles -- 1. Farris (GHS) def. Latham (SP) 6-4, 7-5, 6-3; 2. Watson (GHS) def. Pitts (SP) 7-5, 6-3; 3. Guthrie (SP) def. Burns (GHS) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles -- 1. Buckner/Boyle (GHS) def. Minor/Urton (SP) 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 6-0; 2. Boyce/Cash (SP) def. Harlan/Chadd (GHS) 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)

Next game -- South Putnam will hosts Turkey Run tonight at 4:30 p.m., while Greencastle hosts Rockville Thursday at 4:30 p.m.