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Varsity tennis finishes rain-out; JV sweeps Pittsburg

Friday, September 17, 2010

Fort Scott High School tennis coach Lynn Barr had a busy day Thursday.

First, he took a varsity team to Chanute to play matches against Coffeyville that were originally part of the Labette County tournament Sept. 2. Then, they came back and Barr coached the JV team to a 9-0 sweep of Pittsburg in a home dual.

Michelle Buntain and Corina Harrison (11-5) defeated Coffeyville's Erin Holman and Katie Honas, 8-5. The result gave them a 4-0 record in the LCHS tournament and first place in No. 1 doubles. That also helped the Tigers finish in second place in the tournament, two points behind Pittsburg.

Courtney Crain (2-2) defeated Tayita Abudu, 8-1, in No. 2 singles. She was 2-2 in the tournament for third place.

Once back in Fort Scott, the Tiger JV won all nine matches from Pittsburg -- six singles and three doubles.

In No. 1 singles, Ashlyn Baugher defeated Megan Reed, 6-3. In No. 2's, Krista Hightower beat Carly Johnson, 6-2.

The next two matches were decided by 6-1 scores. Brittany Burns defeated Pittsburg's Erin Simons in the No. 3 match and Sammi Carr beat Abby Herring in the No. 4 match.

Aubin Duff beat Ashley Watters, 6-2, in the No. 5 match. Becky Lemke completed the Tigers' sweep of singles with a 6-2 win over Michaela Harrison at No. 6.

Baugher and Hall teamed up to sweep Reed and Chelsy McQuarrie, 6-0, in No. 1 doubles. Hightower and Carr beat Simons and Johnson, 6-2, in No. 2's. And Lemke and Jasmine Davis got by Herring and Watters, 6-4, in No. 3's.

"The girls should be proud of their effort yesterday in the JV match," Barr said. "They are showing improvement and making progress. They still have many things to work on, but it's nice to see them improving each week. Eight different girls played and everyone went undefeated on the day. Our JV girls need to keep improving and learning how to compete because in time we will be needing some of them to step up and fill some varsity positions in the next few years."

The next JV tourament is scheduled for 3 p.m. Monday at Parsons. The varsity hosts their annual invitational tournament Tuesday with Columbus, Labette County and Independence scheduled to attend.

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