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May 3, 2013

Another split

North Laurel picks up split with Whitley County in tennis action


The Times-Tribune

CORBIN — By Les Dixon / Sports Editor

WHITLEY COUNTY — North Laurel and Whitley County met up for the second time this week with the Colonels picking up a 4-1 win in boys’ action while the Lady Jaguars slipped by with a 3-2 victory.

“The girls closed the regular season with a close victory at Whitley,” Smith said. “We had our strength in doubles, and then were able to win one of the singles matches to get the team win.

“Tough night for the boys,” he added. “Two superbreakers went against us. Turn those two around and we walk away with a 3-2 win. I think Sammy (Maggard) and Justin (Maggard) proved they can compete with most anybody because (William) Tan and (Matthew) Douglas will be a high seed at region. That should give them confidence heading into regions. We'll be a tough out for anybody in our path.”

Girls

North Laurel 3, Whitley Co. 2

Singles

No. 1 - Makara Prichard (NL) def. Jade Bland (WC) 6-3, 6-2

No. 2 - Emily Vanderpool (WC) def. Taylor Hubbard (NL) 6-1, 6-3

No. 3 - Nan Zhang (WC) def. Casey Stenger (NL) 6-2, 6-4

Doubles

No. 1 - Pooja Kanthawar/Caroline Moore (NL) def. Anna Grace Zehr/Haley Mahan (WC) 6-2, 7-6 (3)

No. 2 - Kendra Smallwood/Brynna Ryle (NL) def. Brittany Fuson/Hallie Jones (WC) 6-0, 6-3

Boys

Whitley Co. 4, North Laurel 1 

Singles

No. 1 - Danny Butcher (WC) def. Hasan Salim (NL) 6-0, 6-0

No. 2 - Pete Comparoni (WC) def. Arjun Kanthawar (NL) 6-4, 6-4

No. 3 - Reece Halcomb (WC) def. Ryan Jones (NL) 6-4, 6-7 (5), 12-10

Doubles

No. 1 - Chris Tan/Matthew Douglas (WC) def. Sammy Maggard/Justin Maggard (NL) 6-7 (3), 6-1, 10-6

No. 2 - Spencer Bolton/Dakota Boggs (NL) def. Mikey Johnson/Lucas Moses (WC) 7-6 (4), 6-2