Brandywine uses doubles to beat Dowagiac

Published 3:11 am Wednesday, September 29, 2004

By By SCOTT NOVAK / Niles Daily Star
In a battle of Division 4 regional contenders it was visiting Brandywine with the upper hand over Dowagiac on a chilly Tuesday afternoon.
Dowagiac wrapped up its regular season Tuesday afternoon by hosting Brandywine in a non-confrence match up.
The Bobcats swept the doubles competition and picked up a victory at No. 3 singles for a 5-3 win over the Chieftains.
The two teams will meet again a week from Thursday when they compete in the Division 4 regional tournament hosted by Buchanan at Leeper Park in South Bend, Ind.
Dowagiac (1-4-5) played in its second match in as many days, while the Bobcats (11-1) were well rested heading into the competition.
Despite having played the previous day, the Chieftains' performed well, especially in doubles.
Brandywine heads to Eau Claire today for a 4:30 p.m. match.
Dowagiac's junior varsity will host Cassopolis today at 4 p.m. in their final match of the season.
1. Lisa Rubino (D) d. Jenny Zellman 6-2, 6-1; 2. Barbara Laing (D) d. Jenny Cowen 6-3, 6-2; 3. Amy Konopinski (B) d. Ashley Urbanski 6-4, 6-4; 4. Anne O'Keefe (D) d. Amber Valentine 6-1, 6-4
1. Bethany Daniel/Christine Dvorak (B) d. Amelia First/Taylor Townsend 6-4, 6-2; 2. Cisa Konopinski/Kristin Peters (B) d. Calie Daniels/Lindsay Tyler 7-5, 7-6; 3. Nikki Cooper/Courtney Schlutt (B) d. Kim Rutkowski/Ashley Smith 6-3, 6-3; 4. Ashley Valentine/Jamie Bartuska (B) d. Kelli Schaus/Kayleigh Sundman 6-0, 6-0.