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Girls’ tennis nets a win over the Bloodhounds

Apr 29, 2013
Photo by: Ashlee De Wit Mt. Pleasant’s Raeanna Crile plays a match against Ft. Madison on Friday at East Lake Park.

The Mt. Pleasant girls’ tennis team upped its season record to 4-1 with a 7-2 victory over visiting Ft. Madison in a conference meet at East Lake Park on Friday.

The Panthers won four of their singles matches and all three doubles matches.

They got singles wins from No. 1 Taylor Beatty (8-2) and No. 2 Shelby Barton (8-2).

No. 5 player Ashton Whaley (9-8) picked up a very close win over her Ft. Madison opponent, winning 9-8 after claiming a 7-2 win in the tiebreaker. Whaley remains undefeated at the varsity level, 2-0.

The Panthers’ final singles win came from No. 6 Emily Hatfield (9-7).

In doubles play, the team of Beatty and Tasha Glover won 8-4; Barton and Becca Lehman picked up an 8-2 win; and Whaley and Raeanna Crile claimed an 8-4 victory. Whaley and Crile are also undefeated as a pair, going 2-0 so far this season.

The Panthers will be back on the courts on this afternoon, kicking off a whirlwind week for the team. They travel to Fairfield for a meet that begins at 4:30 p.m. today, make a trip to Keokuk on Tuesday and travel to Ft. Madison on Thursday.

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