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Sept. 8, 2020 Girls’ Tennis Recaps: DuBois Rallies Past Punxsy; Hickory, Greenville Get Sweeps

DuBois rallied past Punxsutawney for a 4-3 victory Tuesday

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Trailing by two sets after the singles matches, DuBois rallied to beat Punxsutawney on the road, 4-3, by sweeping all three doubles matches.

Rachel Kister and Lydia Dixon beat Hannah Pearce and Emily McMahon, 8-4, at No. 1 doubles, Claire Shaffer and Kaylee George topped Bailee Stello and Hailey Smith, 8-5, at No. 2 doubles, and Cassie Lanzoni and Laken Lashinsky topped Chloe Aul and Olivia Burkett, 8-5, at No. 3 doubles.

A marathon win at No. 4 singles by Kendal Johnston had given Punxsutawney a 3-1 match lead heading to the doubles. Johnston outlasted Olivia Reed, 2-1, winning the third set 12-10, to complete a comeback after falling in the first set 6-2. Johnston beat Reed, 6-4, in the second set before taking the marathon third set.

Punxsutawney also got a default win at No. 1 singles from Chloe Presloid. Presloid trailed Jessica Askey 1-0 after dropping a 6-4 decision in the first set and was down 1-0 in the second set when the match defaulted to Presloid.

The Lady Chucks also won at No. 2 singles when Jadyn McMahan beat Grace Askey, 2-0 (6-1, 6-4).

DuBois picked up its lone singles win at No. 3 singles when Stephanie Juarez topped Allie Meko (6-3, 6-1).

HICKORY 5, OIL CITY 0

OIL CITY, Pa. – Getting straight-set victories in all five matches visiting Hickory defeated Oil City, 5-0, Tuesday.

Daphine Borowicz (6-0, 6-1), Isabelle Frangakis (6-2, 6-3) and Nicolette Leonad (6-1, 6-2) won singles matches for the Hornets with Abbie Bender and Ava Spielvogle (6-0, 6-1) and Hannah Beighley and Emily Spielvogle (6-1, 6-1) taking home doubles victories.

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GROVE CITY 4, SHARON 1

HERMITAGE, Pa. – Getting wins in all three singles matches and the No. 2 doubles match, Grove City beat Sharon, 4-1, at Buhl Park.

Picking up straight-set singles wins were Mary Coulter, Macy Mattson and Abby Aumnet, while the No. 2 doubles team of Jane Coulter and Lillan Confer was also victorious for the Eagles.

GREENVILLE 5, FRANKLIN 0

FRANKLIN, Pa. – Winning all four matches played on the court Greenville took home a 5-0 road win over Franklin.

While the No. 1 and No. 2 singles matches were straight-set wins for the Trojans both were competitive with Anna Cooper beating Julia Lusher 6-3, 6-3 and Alaina Gregory beating Alexah Proper 6-4, 6-4. Ella Hilderbrand topped Alex Nardozzi, 6-2, 6-0, in No. 3 singles, while McKenna Philson and Rilee Uber won No. 1 doubles, 6-3, 6-4, over Gracia Riddle and Ryah Smith.

CLEARFIELD 6, TYRONE 1

TYRONE, Pa. – In a match that was much more competitive than the final score would indicate, Clearfield won all but one of the close matches to knock off Tyrone, 6-1, in Mountain League action at Tyrone.

Lindsey Kerlin picked up a hard-fought 6-3, 8-7 win over Rachel Stricek at No. 2 singles, while Ally Gaines won a 6-4, 6-1 match over Lydia Irvin at No. 3 singles. Peyton Reese turned in a 6-3, 6-2 win at No. 4 singles over Ashlee Walk, and Kirstie VanTassel beat Isabella Rhoades, 6-3, 6-4, at No. 5 singles.

Both doubles matches were also competitive wins for the Lady Bison with Lauryn Kitchen and Kendyhl Luzier taking home an 8-6 victory at No. 1 doubles over Sarah Butina and Ashlyn McKinney and Chloe Rowles and Lily Mercado winning 8-5 at No. 2 doubles over Renee VanPooyen and Ldia Seltzer.

Even Clearfield’s lone loss at No. 1 singles was competitive with Tyrone’s Victoria Reese topping Clearfield’s Kylie VanTassel 7-5, 7-5.

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