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April 18, 2014

Logan tops Lewis Cass in early season tennis match

Logan tops Lewis Cass in early season tennis match

Logansport’s girls tennis team defeated rival Lewis Cass 4-1 Thursday in Walton.

The Berries improved to 2-1 on the young season while the Kings dropped to 0-1.

Whitney Jennings defeated Gabi Hartley 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles, Brooke Bullard defeated Ivette Prado 6-2, 6-3 at No. 2 singles and Abby Geer topped Bailey Gremelspacher 6-4, 6-2 at No. 3 singles.

The Berries also got the win at No. 2 doubles, where Rachel Sims and Kayleigh Dance defeated Sabrina Morgan and Ali Hartley 6-1, 7-5.

The Kings’ lone point was at No. 1 doubles, where Kirsten Carbaugh and Khyla Wilson defeated Karli Armstrong and Christine Shepler 6-0, 6-2.

“The girls played well in all positions,” Cass coach Stu Engle said. “We are inexperienced and playing in new positions this year. However, I have seen steady improvement over the past month and I only look for positive results in the future.”

Logan coach Kelly Bullard was happy to come away with the win against a possible sectional opponent.

“Even though some of the scores were pretty lopsided, there were a lot of deuce games,” she said. “Whitney definitely overpowered her player, but Brooke and Abby both had decent matches.

“No. 2 doubles came back and won 7-5 in the second set and they had been down, so that was a good win for them because we needed something for their confidence. Now we’ve got to try to get something like that for No. 1 doubles.”

Bullard thinks she has her lineup set now. Jennings returns at No. 1 singles, where she has gone 71-6 over the last four years. She went 24-0 a year ago and won her second straight individual sectional title before a loss in regional play.

The Berries won their third straight sectional title as a team a year ago and finished 16-4. Brooke Bullard moves from No. 3 singles to the No. 2 spot vacated by Rachel Jennings’ graduation. Geer moves from No. 1 doubles to the No. 3 singles spot.

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