Dowagiac’s Sydney Foote was the lone winner for the Chieftains against Niles Tuesday. Dowagiac fell to the Vikings 7-1. (Daily News Photo/SCOTT NOVAK)

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Chieftain netters get tuned up

Published 10:47pm Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Visiting Niles was too much for the Dowagiac tennis team in the final tune up for both schools before Thursday’s regional tournament.

The Vikings defeated the Chieftains 7-1, winning in straight sets in six of their seven flights.

Dowagiac’s lone victory came at No. 3 singles where Sydney Foote defeated Autumn Payne 6-2 and 6-1.

“The team did not play so well tonight,” Dowagiac coach Curtis Partee said. “We have played a lot of tennis this week. Not taking anything away from Niles, Niles is a very good team.”

Niles…7

Dowagiac…1

Singles

1. Anna Flahaven (N) d. Kristina Bunn 6-0, 6-0; 2. Allie Fuller (N) d. Megan Hornburg 6-1, 6-1; 3. Sydney Foote (D) d. Autumn Payne 6-1, 6-2; 4. Rachek Girvin (N) d. Mackenzie Ruff 6-2, 4-6, 6-2

Doubles

1. Paxton Schaller-Michelle Briand (N) d. Madison Proshwitz-Jessica Martin 6-3, 6-3; 2. Stephanie Vernier-Haley Linville (N) d. Rebecca Luth-Nicole Irwin 6-3, 6-1; 3. Joselyn Dlouhy-Abby Rzepka (N) d. Kara Gaideski-Michelle Keene 6-0, 6-1; 4. Abby Mattson-Brittany Klingerman (N) d. Harly Beaver-Ryan Millin 6-0, 6-2

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