Tennis roundup: Brandywine defeats crosstown rival Niles

Published 6:54 am Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Crosstown rivals Niles and Brandywine squared off in a non-conference tennis match under perfect conditions Monday.

The undefeated visiting Bobcats swept the singles flights en route to a 7-1 victory over the winless Vikings.

Brandywine dominated the singles competition, losing just 12 games along the way.

While Rachael Szilagyi and Alyssa Bolen were able to blank Hannah Davis and Jessica Akey at No. 1 doubles, the remaining three flights were competive.

Niles picked up its lone win of the day at No. 4 doubles where Brooke Sinner and Karla Espinoza defeated Brandywine’s Olivia Thomas and Lauren Srmek 6-3 and 6-2.

“Just a great effort by all eight flights,” Brandywine coach Joe Marazita said. “Rachael and Alyssa cruised and I thought Shaylee was very consistent in gaining her win.”



At Niles


1. Shaylee Smith (BW) d. Natelie Swailes 6-2, 6-4; 2. Emily Erwin (BW) d. Suzanne Bororcova 6-0, 6-0; 3. Rachel Riffel (BW) d. Julia Kasten 6-1, 6-2; 4. Elizabeth Hartz (BW) d. Abby Schlutt 6-2, 6-1


1. Rachael Szilagyi-Alyssa Bolen (BW) d. Hannah Davis-Jessica Akey 6-0, 6-0; 2. Libby Moody-Shelby Fortune (BW) d. Amanda Chaffin-Claire Prillwitz 6-4, 6-0; 3. Hanna Martin-Olivia Whitney (BW) d. Taylor Hibberd-Hannah Hill 6-4, 6-4; 4. Brooke Sinner-Karla Espinoza (N) d. Olivia Thomas-Lauren Srmek 6-3, 6-2

Varsity records: Brandywine 3-0, Niles 0-4



At Dowagiac


1. Katie Horn (S) d. Luda Dickson-French 6-3, 6-1; 2. Stephanie Cressman (S) d. Mary Bonomo 6-0, 6-1; 3. Krista Hart (S) d. Michaela Ruff 6-1, 6-0; 4. Sara Steman (S) d. Brittany Malin 6-0, 6-0.


1. Sarah Harmon-Lauren Lewis (S) d. Kaley Brogen-Kelly Rafferty 6-0, 6-3; 2. Ashley Snow-Courtney O’Brien (S) d. Hailee Green-Mackenzie Brooks 6-0, 6-0; 3. Hope Eichorn-Cristina Angini (S) d. Lexi Chorba-Ally Hale 6-0, 6-3; 4. Janeht Carrasco-Karin Garcia (S) d. Arissa Geegan-Cosi Mueller 6-0, 6-0.

Varsity record:

Dowagiac 0-3.