St. Joseph netters top VikingsPublished 10:29pm Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Perennial area tennis power St. Joseph may not be ranked this season, but don’t tell the Niles players that.
The Bears rolled into town and blanked the Vikings 8-0 in a SMAC West Division match.
With the exception of just singles flight and two doubles flights, St. Joseph dropped just a handful of games in earning the victory.
Niles’ No. 1 singles player, Anna Flahaven battled Teri LaForest tooth and nail before falling 6-5 and 7-6.
The Vikings’ No. 1 doubles team also put up a fight against the Bears’ Grace Cravins and Claire Ottmar before falling 6-3 and 6-4.
At No, 3 doubles, Heaven Draper and Yaideliz Roldan pushed St. Joseph’s Nicole Cluff and Seneoa Masterson before being defeated 6-4 and 7-5.
In the other three singles flights, the Bears lost just 1 game to the Vikings. In the other two doubles flights, St. Joseph lost only two games.
1. Teri LaForest (SJ) d. Anna Flahaven 6-5, 7-6; 2. Hanna Grall (SJ) d. Allie Fuller 6-0, 6-1; 3. Shelby Hancock (SJ) d. Serenity Wagner (SJ) d. 6-0, 6-0; 4. Lauren Defransisco (SJ) d. Rachel Girvin 6-0, 6-0
1. Grace Cravins-Claire Ottmar (SJ) d. Haley Linville-Abby Rzepka 6-3, 6-4; Venessa Banasik-Autumn Roth (SJ) d. Abby Mattson-Brittany Klingerman 6-1, 6-0; 3. Nicole Cluff-Seneoa Masterson (SJ) d. Heaven Draper-Yaideliz Roldan 6-4, 7-5; 4. Ashley Booth-Shawn Soethe (SJ) d. Autumn Payne-Libby Moody 6-0, 6-1