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April 16, 2014

Net Gains

Lady Jags win pair, while Jaguars knock off Harlan


The Times-Tribune

CORBIN — By Les Dixon / Staff Writer

NORTH LAUREL — The North Laurel Lady Jaguars managed to pick up two wins the past couple of days with victories over both Harlan and Rockcastle County while the Jaguar tennis team also picked up a victory over the Green Dragons.

“Rockcastle is just starting their program, and they have a lot of interest and enthusiasm and will get better and better,” North Laurel coach Bob Smith said of his Lady Jaguars’ win over Rockcastle County. “Hiba (Khan) had a tough loss in singles, but I was proud of her as she and Ifrah (Hammad) came back to get a close win in doubles.

“Our girls picked up another win against a short-handed Harlan team,” he added. “When we have all our top girls available, it really makes a big difference.”

Smith was also pleased with the way his boys team cruised to an easy 7-2 win over Harlan.

“Solid win for the boys against a good Harlan team,” he said. “Both Arjun (Kanthawar) and Hasan (Salim) came back from being down early to win a couple of tight matches for us in singles. That was crucial to get a couple of early wins because we were a little deeper than them at the bottom of the lineup.”



Girls

North Laurel 9, Harlan 0

 Singles

No. 1 - Pooja Kanthawar (NL) def. Camille Browning (H) 8-1

No. 2 - Brynna Ryle (NL) def. Lala Zheng (H) 8-2

No. 3 - Makara Prichard (NL) def. Shianne Burgan (H) 8-4

No. 4 - Casey Stenger (NL) def. Tracy Pryor (H) 8-0

No. 5 - Default

No. 6 - Default

 

Doubles

No. 1 - Ryle/Prichard (NL) def. Zheng/Burgan (H) 8-4

No. 2 - Kanthawar/Stenger (NL) def. Browning/Pryor (H) 8-1

No. 3 - Default



Boys

North Laurel 7, Harlan 2

Singles

No. 1 - Arjun Kanthawar (NL) def. Boone Allison (H) 8-5

No. 2 - Hasan Salim (NL) def. Wes Farley (H) 9-7

No. 3 - Dakota Boggs (NL) def. Austen Browning (H) 8-0

No. 4 - Bitty Foster (H) def. Sammy Maggard (NL) 9-7

No. 5 - Gavin Gray (NL) def. Logan Murray (H) 8-1

No. 6 - Ryan Jones (NL) def. Travis Laws (H) 8-1

 

Doubles

No. 1 - Kanthawar/Maggard (NL) def. Allison/Farley (H) 8-3

No. 2 - Gray/Jones (NL) def. Browning/Murray (H) 8-2

No. 3 - Foster/Logan Clark (H) def. Hunter Higgins/Ian Boggs (NL) 8-4



Girls

North Laurel 8, Rockcastle County 1

Singles

No. 1 - Makara Prichard (NL) def. Courtlyn Vanhook (RC) 8-1

No. 2 - Casey Stenger (NL) def. Amelia Berryman (RC) 8-1

No. 3 - Kaylee Foley (NL) def. Keeley Goff (RC) 8-3

No. 4 - Ifrah Hammad (NL) def. Ricki Jean Lay (RC) 8-3

No. 5 - Tessa Nicely (RC) def. Hiba Khan (NL) 8-0

No. 6 - Default

 

Doubles

No. 1 - Prichard/Stenger (NL) def. Vanhook/Berryman (RC) 8-3

No. 2 - Hammad/Khan (NL) def. Goff/Nicely (RC) 9-7

No. 3 - Default