Lady Rangers fall to Chieftains

Published 2:34 am Friday, August 29, 2003

By By SCOTT NOVAK / Vigilant/Argus
CASSOPOLIS -- The Dowagiac varsity tennis team picked up its first victory of the season as it survived soaring temperatures and the host Cassopolis Rangers.
Dowagiac (1-2) lost just one game in its three singles matches against the Lady Rangers. Cassopolis forfeited at No. 4 singles.
Lisa Rubino defeated Sara Kwast, 6-1 and 6-0, while Barbara Laing defeated Cally Hass, 6-0 and 6-0. Ashley Urbanski defeated Erin King, 6-0 and 6-0.
Cassopolis forfeited at No. 3 and No. 4 doubles on Monday.
Dowagiac's Kristine Swisher and Heather Scanlon defeated Brittany Polmateer and Jennifer Goins, 6-1 and 6-0, at No. 1 doubles, while Tiffany Harris and Amelia First defeated Amanda Bartels and Ashli Hickman, 6-1 and 6-0.
1. Lisa Rubino d. Sara Kwast. 6-1, 6-0; 2. Barbara Laing d. Cally Hass, 6-0, 6-0; 3. Ashley Urbanski d. Erin King, 6-0, 6-0; 4. Ann O'Keefe won by forfeit.
1. Kristine Swisher/Heather Scanlon d. Brittany Polmateer/Jennifer Goins, 6-1, 6-0; 2. Tiffany Harris/Ameila First d. Amanda Bartels/Ashli Hickman, 6-1, 6-0; 3. Ashley Deford/Melissa Recia won by forfeit; 4. Taylor Townsend/Brittany Fine won by forfeit.
The Lady Rangers were blanked in their season opener against visiting Eau Claire, 8-0, in non-conference action.
Eau Claire…8
1. Meg Reed d. Sara Kwast, 6-0, 6-4; 2. Eau Claire d. Erin King, 6-1, 6-1
1. Chrissie Whaly/Angela Krone d. Brittany Beauchamp/Brittany Polmateer, 6-1, 6-1; 2. Amber Statfer/Kayla Horne d. Amanda Bartels/Ashli Hickman, 6-0, 6-2.