Eagles close regular season with victory

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Staff reports

The South Putnam girls' tennis team edged Danville Monday night, 3-2, at home in dramatic fashion.

"Another great win, against a very good team," South Putnam coach Johnnie Briones said.

Monday was senior night for South Putnam but for Shelley Douglass, South's only senior, it was a tough night. Douglass, the Eagles No. 1 singles player, dropped her match with Lauren Carrell 3-6, 2-6 and Briones felt from his senior.

"I wish No. 1 singles, Shelley Douglass, could have come out on top on senior night," Briones said. "But as always, she gave 110 percent against a very good opponent."

South also suffered a loss in the No. 3 singles slot as Elizabeth Minks fell to Megan Dodson 2-6, 2-6.

South's No. 2 singles player, Whitney Warren, fought back from a second set loss and grabbed the win with a decisive 6-2 win in the final set. Warren defeated Anne Baenziger 6-2, 4-6, 6-2.

Having lost both the No.1 singles and No. 3 singles matches, South looked to its doubles team for the win.

The No. 1 doubles team of Chelsea Clark and Samantha Callahan breezed past Danville's Missy Hammersley and Amber Reyes 6-2, 6-2.

With the matched knotted at 2-all, South held its breath as the No. 2 doubles team of Megan Criss and Cassie Davis dropped its first set 2-6. Criss and Davis charged back to tie the match with a 6-4 second set. Criss and Davis continued their good play and won the final set 6-2 to give South Putnam the win.

South also won the junior varsity match by an 8-1 count.

South Putnam will finish its regular season as it travels to Rockville tonight at 4:30 p.m.

At South Putnam

South Putnam 3, Danville 2

Singles -- Carrell (D) def. Douglass (SP) 6-2, 6-3; Warren (SP) def. Baenziger (D) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2; Dodson (D) def. Mink (SP) 6-2, 6-2.

Doubles -- Clark/Callahan (SP) def. Hammersley/Reyes (D) 6-2, 6-2; Criss/Davis (SP) def. Clark/Baenziger (D)2-6, 6-4, 6-2.

Junior varsity results

Singles -- Kirkman (SP) def. Vitols (D) 9-7, Ross (SP) def. Thompson (D) 8-1, McCammack (SP) def. Smith (D) 9-8, Kirkman (SP) def. Zichman (D) 6-1, Ross (SP) def. Fisher (D) 6-0, Koon (D) def. Brown (SP) 8-3

Doubles -- Arnold/Klotz (SP) def, Wever/Carpenter (D) 9-1; Trauner/Minor def. Wever/Dawson (D) 8-3; Tudor/Nissen (SP) def. Fisch/McElyea (D) 8-7.

Next match -- South Putnam will finish its regular season as it travels to Rockville tonight at 4:30 p.m.

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