Rebs denied wins record by unbeaten Borden 3-2
Saturday, May 04, 2013 5:00 AM
Unbeaten Borden handed Southwestern tennis just its second loss of the season and denied the Lady Rebels' in their first shot at breaking the school-record for wins 3-2 on Friday in Borden.
Southwestern tied the school-record for wins in a season with its 15th victory on Wednesday and was hoping to break the 2011 record Friday. But Borden won two of the three singles matches and the No. 2 doubles to deny the Rebels.
"It was a great match tonight in Borden. They were undefeated coming into the match and it lived up to the records, both teams were very even," Southwestern coach Kenny Garrett said. "Playing our fifth match of the week the girls were a little fatigued but really left everything they had on the court tonight."
Nearly every match was closely contested with both doubles matches going three sets.
Results were: Singles - No. 1 Abby Ellis (B) d. Abbey Garrett (SW) 7-5, 6-1; No. 2 Sarah Hurst (B) d. Sarah Anderson (SW) 6-2, 6-1; No. 3 Cheyenne McKinley (SW) d. Kendyl Wheatly (B) 6-4, 6-1. Doubles - No. 1 Jordan Worcester, Kearstin Bruther (SW) d. Paige Kruer, Morgan Mast (B) 1-6, 6-3, 6-4; No. 2 Bailee Kreur, McKenzie Owens (B) d. Meredith Webber, Sydnie McKinley (SW) 6-1, 4-6, 6-2.
"I am as proud of the girls tonight as I have been all season because they showed no quit against a very strong team and probably the favorite in their sectional," Garrett said.
Southwestern, now 15-2, hosts Shawe on Tuesday.
Shawe quest for fifth straight win in one week falls short
Shawe Memorial's tennis team dropped a 4-1 decision at Milan Friday - ending the Hilltoppers' quest to win five matches in the week a win short.
The Hilltoppers' lone win came at No. 3 singles where Bailey Davis knocked off Milan's Autumn Bowling 6-4, 7-5.
Shawe suffered a loss before the match began when senior Kalyn Robison, a starter on the No. 1 doubles team, suffered an ankle injury in warm-ups. It was a rough start to the match for the Hilltoppers.
"This was one of the most frustrating losses I have ever been a part of. I am proud of the girls for not giving up considering some of the circumstances that took place tonight, but it is tough to swallow," Shawe coach Steve Sims said. "On a positive note, even on a night when one of our seniors goes down, we had a chance to win the match. That really does say a lot about this team. I have to give credit to Bailey Davis tonight. She is on a roll right now and I hate it for her that the team got the loss after she played so well."
Other results were: Singles - No. 1 Rachel Smith (M) d. Liz Grote (SM) 0-6, 6-1, 7-5; No. 2 Hannah Mulroy (M) d. Taylor Grote (SM) 6-4, 3-6, 6-2. Doubles - No. 1 Shelby Tippett, Izzy Ott (M) d. Brittney Snodgrass, Hannah Storm (SM) 6-3, 6-1; No. 2 Dakota Stites, Alex Owens (M) d. Paulette Koronkevich, McKay Burdette (SM) 6-1, 6-1.
Shawe had a four-match win streak snapped with the loss but still stands at 7-9 on the season. The Hilltoppers visit Southwestern Tuesday.