Clarinda Beats Atlantic/Creston Tops Audubon in Girls Tennis

Sports

April 20th, 2012 by Jim Field

Clarinda 9, Atlantic 0

Singles:

#1 Casey Dean 11 over Tori Dolch 11 8-2
#2 Krista Rogers 11 over Leah Tjepkes 10 8-4
#3 Hannah Davison 11 over Lexi Allen 10 8-2
#4 Kayla Rogers 9 over Abby Johnson 11 8-0
#5 Morgan Hartley 12 over Lisa Gearheart 10 8-4
#6 Joselyn Pulliam 11 over Libby Gifford 11 8-1

Doubles:

#1 Dean/Kr. Rogers over Tjepkes/Allen 8-1
#2 Davison/Hartley over Dolch/Johnson 8-2
#3 Ka. Rogers/Pulliam over Gearheart/Gifford 8-1

Coach Shawn Petersen’s Comments:

Cold dreary day in Clarinda, and the results for our girls matched the weather, unfortunately; I thought we had a chance in a couple of matches to get wins or at least be a little more competitive, but Clarinda played well and we didn’t get the job done in any of the matches; I thought Leah at #2 played her best match of the year — she got down to the big-hitting lefty Rogers 7-1, but rallied back to 7-4 and played much better — when she is letting it fly and not playing tight she can bang with most big hitters.  Lisa at #5 played very well — battled the senior tough — I really like Lisa’s competitiveness and heart, and she continues to get better.  I expect she will break through very soon.  Libby played pretty well in her first varsity start — took her awhile to calm down her nerves, but she served well and moved well and competed.

In doubles, I mixed up the lineup at the top a little bit, and I liked what I saw at times — we need to get much better at court coverage and net position, and that’s a work in progress — we are becoming more consistent with serve and serve return, but need to get better there, too.

In JV, Bre Wright scored two victories, and Kallee Mudd and Kaley Miller both picked up singles wins as well.

Trojanns host the 8-team Trojann Invitational Saturday, starting at 9 am at Washington and Sunnyside courts.

Creston 5, Audubon 4

Singles:
Nielsen vs. Jones 8-5
Krauel vs. Fyock – TB 4-7
Muhr vs. Phipps  - 4-8
Polson vs. Johnson – 4-8
Christensen vs. Bakerink – 7-9
Jones vs. Dunphy – 8-4
Doubles:
Nielsen-Krauel vs. Jones-Phipps 8-5
Muhr-Polson vs. Fyock-Johnson 6-8
Christensen-Jones vs. Bakerink-Dunphy 8-5