Lady Rangers fall to Chieftains

Published 3:35 am Friday, October 10, 2003

By Staff
The Dowagiac varsity tennis team wrapped up its regular season on Tuesday with a 7-1 non-conference victory over visiting Cassopolis.
The Chieftains mixed up their line up against the short-handed Lady Rangers.
Dowagiac (3-6-1) used primarily doubles players against Cassopolis in both singles and doubles play.
Kristine Swisher earned her first and only singles victory on Tuesday with a 1-6, 6-2 and 6-1 win over Sarah Kwast at No. 1 singles. Cassopolis earned its lone victory at No. 2 singles where Brittany Polmateer defeated Kelleigh Schaus, 6-3 and 6-7. Schaus and Polmateer played a 10-point tiebreaker to decide the winner.
Cassopolis and Dowagiac will compete in the Division 4 regional on Friday at Leeper Park in South Bend, Ind.
1. Kristine Swisher d. Sarah Kwast 1-6, 6-2 and 6-1; 2. Brittany Polmateer d. Kelleigh Schaus 6-3, 6-7 (Polmateer wins 10-point tiebreaker); 3. Dowagiac wins by forfeit; 4. Dowagiac wins by forfeit
1. Taylor Townsend/Amelia First d. Erika Glenn/Brittany Beauchamp 6-3, 6-2; 2. Melissa Recla/Tiffany Harris d. Jennifer Goins/Kelli Klimek 6-1, 6-1; 3. Brittany Fine/Ashley DeFord d. Amanda Bartels/Gabrielle Bailey 6-1, 6-3; 4. Dowagiac wins by forfeit