Tennis roundup: Bobcats, Vikings pick up wins

Dowagiac’s No. 1 doubles team of Kelly Rafferty (foreground) and Kaley Brogan squared off against Brandywine’s Alyssa Bolen and Rachael Szilagyi Wednesday. (Leader photo/SCOTT NOVAK)

Dowagiac’s No. 1 doubles team of Kelly Rafferty (foreground) and Kaley Brogan squared off against Brandywine’s Alyssa Bolen and Rachael Szilagyi Wednesday. (Leader photo/SCOTT NOVAK)

The Brandywine tennis team continues to tune up for the post season.

The Bobcats blanked host Dowagiac 8-0 in a non-conference match Wednesday.

Brandywine dropped just five games in sweeping the singles flights and were nearly as dominant in the doubles flights.

The Bobcats dropped 14 games in sweeping the doubles matches.

The best match of the day came at No. 2 doubles where Libby Moody and Shelby Fortune defeated Mackenzie Brooks and Hailee Green 6-2 and 6-3.

All eight of our flights played well,” Brandywine coach Jo Marazita said. “It is encouraging to be peaking at the right time before conference and regionals.”

 

Niles tennis

For the third time in a week, Niles has scored a 5-3 tennis victory.

Previously, the Vikings defeated Kalamazoo Loy Norrix and Three Rivers 5-3.

On Wednesday, Niles defeated Kalamazoo Central in a SMAC match by the same score.

Julia Kosten was the lone winner in singles competition for the Vikings as she defeated Emily Spillman 7-6 and 6-3.

Niles swept the doubles flights, winning each in straight sets and dropping just eight games.

The Vikings will compete in the SMAC Conference Tournament Saturday and wrap up the regular season at Sturgis Monday.

 

BRANDYWINE 8, DOWAGIAC 0

At Dowagiac

Singles

1. Shaylee Smith (BW) d. Luda Dickson-French 6-1, 6-0; 2. Emily Erwin (BW) d. Mary Bonomo 6-0, 6-4; 3. Rachel Riffel (BW) d. Micaela Ruff 6-0, 6-0; 4. Elizabeth Hartz (BW) d. Brittany Malin 6-2, 6-0.

 

Doubles

1. Rachel Szilagyi-Alyssa Bolen (BW) d. Kaley Brogen-Kelly Rafferty 6-0, 6-1; 2. Libby Moody-Shelby Fortune (BW) d. Mackenzie Brooks-Hailee Green 6-2, 6-3; 3. Hanna Martin-Olivia Thomas (BW) d. Lexi Chorba-Ally Hale 6-1, 6-4; 4. Lauren Semck-Olivia Whitney (BW) d. Arissa Geegan-Cosi Mueller 6-2, 6-1.

Varsity records: Brandywine 11-0-1.

 

NILES 5, KALAMAZOO CENTRAL 3

At Niles

Singles

1. Tiffany Chiangmai (KC) d. Natelie Swailes 6-0,4-6,11-9; 2. Julia Kosten (N) d. Emily Spillman 7-6, 6-3; 3. Suja Thakali (KC) d. Sarah Shepherd 7-6,6-2; 4. Lataya Berry (KC) d. Suzanne Bororcova 6-1,6-2.

 

Doubles

1. Jessica Akey-Hannah Davis (N) d. Alaya Neville-Jewell Byrd 6-1,6-1; 2. Claire Prillwitz-Amanda Chaffin (N) d. Maya Chappell-Al-nisa Vaughn 6-0,6-1; 3. Taylor Hibberd-Hannah Hill (N) d. Zjanice Carter/Mindi Sundell 6-1, 6-0; 4. Brooke Sinner-Karla Espinoza (N) d. Natalie Howard-Anna Villagresco 6-2,6-2.

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