Dowagiac tennis team gets first victoryPublished 10:18pm Monday, April 22, 2013
The Dowagiac tennis team took advantage of great weather to earn its first victory of the season.
The Chieftains swept the singles flights on their way to a 7-1 Wolverine Conference West Division win over South Haven Monday at the Dowagiac Middle School courts.
Kristina Bunn, Sydney Foote, Hannah MacDonald and Olga Dickson-French all won in straight sets for the Chieftains.
Isabel Vazquez and Abby Brizendine needed three sets to defeat Iza Graham and Krstine Osbon at No. 3 doubles, 4-6, 6-2 and 6-3.
“This was South Haven’s first full match,” Dowagiac coach Sonny Swartz said. “We came out and got the job done. I’m happy for the girls because they have put a lot of time and hard work in to get this win.
“We have a lot of goals, so this is just a start. We will just keep working hard and hopefully win come out of it.”
Dowagiac is now 1-1 overall and 1-0 in the West Division. The Chieftains host Edwardsburg in another division match Wednesday.
1. Kristina Bunn (D) d. Maggie Filbrant 7-5, 6-3; 2. Sydney Foote (D) d. Mia Jackson 6-2, 6-0; 3. Hannah MacDonald (D) d. Kiley Tippman 6-3, 6-1; 4. Olga Dickson-French (D) d. Heather Debest 6-3, 6-1
1. Madison Proshwitz-Nicole Irwin (D) d. Chelsea Cedarquist-Katherine Coude 6-2, 7-5; 2. Ryan Millin-Mackenzie Ruff (D) d. Kendra Fridley-Meaghan Dalecki 6-1, 6-3; 3. Isabel Vasquez-Abby Brizendine (D) d. Iza Graham-Kristina Osbon 4-6, 6-2, 6-3; 4. Katie Edson-Grace Keleman (SH) d. Kelly Rafferty-Katie Howard 6-2, 6-4