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SC opens tennis season with sweep

SC opens tennis season with sweep
SC opens tennis season with sweep
At No. 1 singles, South Central's Lexie Knear smacks a forehand winner versus Crawford County, eventually winning in straight sets. Photo by Brian Smith

Dealing with spurts of gusty winds, South Central took care of business on the tennis courts Monday, defeating Crawford County 5-0.
It was the girls’ season opener for both squads, with South Central easily defending its home courts.
At No. 2 doubles, Kelsey Dunn and Jenna Baelz made quick work of Shaylon Kannapel and Kara Knight, posting a pair of 6-0 scores.
Soon after the doubles team left the playing surface, South Central’s Alexis Knear polished off her 6-1, 6-0 victory over Abigail Pierson.
South Central wrapped up the team win with Brooklyn Woertz scoring a 6-4, 6-1 decision over Josie Rosier at the No. 2 singles slot while Maddy Brashear won 6-0, 6-4 over Jordan Ford at No. 3.
South Central’s top doubles team of Gracie Riley and Rachel Smith came away with the win in a competitive match with Bailey Bean and Alexis Shelton, 6-3, 7-5.
North Harrison, coming off its second straight Mid-Southern Conference championship, opened the new season with a 4-1 home win over county-foe Lanesville on Monday.
Sisters Payton and Sydney Fravel rolled in singles action. Payton defeated Ivy Cooke 6-1, 6-0 at No. 1 while Sydney topped Hailee Parsons 6-2, 6-0 at No. 2.
The Lady Cats completed the sweep of the singles court with Lindsey Schumaker defeating Skyler Blank 6-2, 6-1.
Lanesville and North Harrison split in doubles. Lanesville’s Emma Peele and Abby Blagg won at No. 1, 6-0, 7-5, over North Harrison’s Kelsey Bruce and Rachel Lett.
At No. 2 doubles, North Harrison’s Elsie Gasaway and Sarah Yost took down Olivia Johnson and Emily Schoen 6-0, 6-4.