Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN


May 6, 2013

Pirate netters compete at Franklin Invite

Franklin — The Greensburg girls tennis team traveled to Franklin to compete in the Franklin Community Invitational.

The Lady Pirates split a pair of matches against tough competition, beating Franklin and falling to state-ranked Roncalli.

Following the Invitational, Greensburg is 6-7 on the season.

Greensburg beat Franklin 3-2 in the first match.

Franklin entered the match with a solid 10-2 record but the Pirates were the ones who came away with the win.

At first singles, sophomore Danielle Schroeder (8-4) defeated Logan Jones (5-5) 7-5, 6-4.

Getting the third and final point for the Pirates was Schroeder, as Bailey said she completed the sweep of the singles matches for Greensburg with “a very good victory.”

Senior Kaeli Fong (6-5) at second singles beat Mary Huffine (4-5) 6-4, 6-0.

“Fong dispatched her Cub opponent with some really good play in the second set,” said Bailey.

First off the court was junior Claire Welage (6-2), who beat Zoe Piotrowski (3-3) 6-0, 6-3 at third singles.

“After fighting an illness for a couple of weeks, Claire seems to be getting back to normal and she showed just that today with a great win,” said head coach Gary Bailey. “Getting the second point for the Pirates was #2 singles player Kaeli Fong.

In doubles action, Franklin’s two teams entered the match with a combined 23-1 record. Courtney Nelson and Caroline Pratt lost a well played match at first doubles. At second doubles, Abby Bailey and Olivia Slusher also battled very well before falling in straight sets.

Hannah Hook (11-0) and Kristen Conoley (11-0) at first doubles beat sophomores Caroline Pratt (5-7) and Courtney Nelson (5-7) 6-1, 6-1.

Sarah Jepsen (7-1) and Nina Biasi (4-0) at second doubles defeated freshman Abby Bailey (6-5) and sophomore Olivia Slusher (6-5), 6-3, 6-1.

Roncalli takes afternoon match

Playing without three of their varsity players, Greensburg squared off against state-ranked Roncalli. Although they battled hard, according to Coach Bailey, the Pirates came up short by a 5-0 score.

At first singles, Lauren Webb (2-1) defeated Danielle Schroeder (8-5) 6-1, 6-2.

“Danielle Schroeder came up short against a very good Roncalli player,” said Coach Bailey.

Annie Wagner (1-1) at second singles beat Kelly Meyer (0-1) 6-0, 6-1. Bailey said Meyer “hung in there” in her first varsity action,

Bailey Ransburg (1-1) topped Martina Kramer (0-1) at third singles, 6-0, 6-0. Kramer also was playing her first varsity match.

“Martina gave it her all, but lost in a great effort,” said Bailey.

Dezmin Bowman (2-0) and Emily Quill (2-1) at first doubles beat Sydney Reynolds (0-1) and Courtney Nelson (5-8) 6-4, 6-2.

“Courtney Nelson and Sydney Reynolds played a very good Roncalli duo and really made them work for the victory,” said Bailey.

At second doubles, Alaina Sangalang (2-1) and Ally Crouch (2-1) beat Abby Bailey (6-6) and Olivia Slusher (6-6) 6-3, 6-3.

“Abby Bailey and Olivia Slusher also played a talented duo from Roncalli, and played very well before dropping their contest,” said Coach Bailey.

Coach Bailey applauded his team for bringing its best tennis with them to Franklin Saturday.

“All in all, I was very happy with our play today,” said Coach Bailey. “I felt we played our best match of the season against Franklin in the morning match. Against Roncalli, we also played some very good tennis. I feel we are improving very well here late in the season, and that’s want I want.”

Contact Nick Gonnella at (812) 663-3111, x7003.


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