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Greenbrier girls stay perfect as boys fall

Posted: March 27, 2012 - 6:12pm  |  Updated: March 27, 2012 - 6:17pm
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Greenbrier's Alec Masella returns a volley in a loss to Aquinas' Brennan O'Shea.  Photos by Jim Blaylock
Photos by Jim Blaylock
Greenbrier's Alec Masella returns a volley in a loss to Aquinas' Brennan O'Shea.

Tuesday afternoon, the Greenbrier High girls and boys tennis teams continued down the paths they started in 2012.

The Lady Wolfpack, three-time consecutive Class AAAAA region champs and state semifinalists, entered Tuesday with a perfect 5-0 record. They lost a total of four matches in that span. Playing an eight-game pro set, Greenbrier’s five seniors and two freshmen lost just four games in besting Aquinas (4-4) 5-0.

On the opposite end of the spectrum is the boys teams, who entered 0-5 facing a Fighting Irish group who entered with a 7-0 mark. The Greenbrier boys fell 5-0 to Aquinas.

Greenbrier’s girls singles players all won handily, and are virtually interchangeable, said head coach Brittany Jackson.

“In my eyes, their skill levels are very close to one another,” said Jackson.

The No. 1 singles player Blair LaSure beat Elizabeth Brady 8-1, No. 2 Morgan Taylor won 8-1 over Stephanie Munie, and No. 3 Katie Krupp downed Lydia Purcell 8-0.

“It wasn’t my best playing,” said Taylor, a freshman. “I was able to pull it out with my abilities.”

In doubles, Brooke Sanderson and Lauren Batchelor were 8-2 winners while Heather Frazier and Molly Lee won 8-0.

“My serve was terrible today. Good thing she’s really good, or I’d have been out of luck,” Sanderson said.

The boys couldn’t work their way into the win column, but No. 1 singles player Braxton Hain was close.

He led Denton Boone 5-4, but lost his serve and would not win another game, losing 8-5.

“I was hitting my forehand good,” said Hain. “He just got them back. He was consistent.”

The Wolfpack’s Alec Masella and Austin Dayton fell 8-0 to Brennan O’Shea and James O’Quinn, respectively. In doubles, Tyler Jenkinson and Sam Baker were beat 8-1 by John Ingram and Andrew May, while Rishab Chawla and Ethan Askins fell 8-0 to Chris Leonard and Sadler Quarles.

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