Brandywine’s Ashley DeJonge, seen here playing in Saturday’s tournament, helped the Bobcats blank Bridgman in their Lakeland Conference opener. DeJonge defeated Molly Meyer in straight sets 6-3 and 6-2. (Daily Star Photo/File)

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Bobcats blank Bees

Published 10:10pm Wednesday, March 28, 2012

ST. JOSEPH — The Brandywine tennis team opened up the Lakeland Conference portion of its schedule Wednesday afternoon at the South Shore Racquet Club against Bridgman.

The Bobcats, who played to a 4-4 draw with rival Niles Monday, had no trouble racking up its first victory of the season against the Bees. Brandywine swept all eight flights to win 8-0.

The most competitive match of the day was at No. 3 singles where Ember Brant defeated Kayla DeMorrow in three sets, 6-3, 6-7 and 7-6.

“The whole team played well, especially Alissa and Caitlyn who just cruised,” Brandywine coach Joe Marazita said.

Brandywine…8

Bridgman…0

Singles

1. Jessica Blank (BW) d. Caroline Shaver, 6-4, 6-1; 2. Ashley DeJonge (BW) d. Molly Meyer 6-3, 6-2; 3. Ember Brant (BW) d. Kayla DeMorrow 6-3, 6-7, 7-6; 4. Victoria Knight (BW) d. Rachel King 6-0, 6-1

Doubles

1. Jessy Cooper-Rachel Gipson (BW) d. Amber Shepard-Megan Hildebrand 6-3, 6-1; 2. Alissa Gamble-Caitlyn Cummins (BW) d. Laura Stama-Payal Patel 6-0, 6-0; 3. Mackenzie Shelton-Carlie Newman (BW) d. Gina Zebell-Lindsey Koth 6-0, 6-1; 4. Cassidy Purucker-Patience Newman (BW) d. Jasmine Jones-Jesslyn Bowden 6-0, 6-1

Varsity record

Brandywine 1-0-1, 1-0 Lakeland

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