Greenfield girls keep singles, doubles titles
Posted: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 12:00 pm
By RANDY CAVIN
Tennis champions once again.
Greenfield won the girls’ singles championship for the sixth consecutive time in the District 13A-AA tournament on Saturday at Bethel University. The Lady Yellowjackets also won the doubles title for the third time since 2010.
Emily Allen won the singles title as the No. 1 seed by shutting out Huntingdon’s Sam Milam in straight sets, 6-0 and 6-0.
She won the singles title in 2011 and had sit out the 2012 season after suffering a knee injury just prior to the beginning of the season during a high school basketball game. She completed her comeback this season by being Greenfield’s No. 1 player.
Allen had to win three matches on Saturday to claim the singles championship. She beat Breanne Pierce of Milan 8-0, and then took care of Huntingdon’s Christina Shands in straight sets, 6-0 and 6-1 before beating Milam in the finals.
Greenfield has won five district titles, two region titles, two sectional titles and been to the state tournament twice in Allen’s career with the Lady ’Jackets. Allen now advances to the region singles to be played on May 13 at Bethel and will play the District 14A-AA runner-up.
Kalee Kesterson and Kendal Cook took home the doubles championship after finishing second last year and winning it in 2011. The top seed duo beat Milan’s Haley Blakely and Angelica Littles in straight sets, 6-2 and 6-2 to take the crown.
The Greenfield pair advanced to the finals by beating Camden’s Hannah Thomas and Amanda Douglas 6-3 and 6-2.
Lady ’Jacket Callie Croom played in singles competition in the tournament and lost to Haley Hays of Camden 8-3 in the quarterfinals. It was a tough battle for the two with most games going to deuce and most points lasting 15-to-25 shots.
Ashton Pence and Lauren Rush teamed up and upset the No. 3-seeded team of Asley Ward and Jasmine Colon of Huntingdon 9-7 in the quarterfinals. The tandem almost pulled off another upset, but went down in defeat to Blakely and Littles 6-4 and 7-6 in the semifinals, which would have made it an all Greenfield affair in the championship match.
Published in The WCP 5.7.13