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Knights sweep Patriots, advance to semifinals

Thursday, May 20, 2004

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Melissa Miller gets a close look at a shot during a match earlier this year. Miller won her sectional match, 6-3, 6-3.

Staff Reports

Northview's girls tennis team advanced to the second round of sectional action on Wednesday night by sweeping past Owen Valley, 5-0.

Though the Knights are the hosts for sectional play, the matches between the Knights and Patriots and Rockville vs. White River Valley were moved inside to DePauw University's indoor courts.

The change of scenery worked out well for the Knights and Rox.

Northview won four of their five matches in straight sets versus the Patriots with just No. 1 singles player Trace Hassler going three sets in defeating Katie Worland, 4-6, 6-1, 6-1.

No. 2 doubles team Rachel Deal and Sarah Cox picked up a 6-1, 6-1 win over Megan Byerly and Kaytin Miller while Heather Palmer and Megan Love won their doubles match 6-0, 6-1.

In singles play, Melissa Miller and Kristy Backfish each won their matches in straight sets as the Knights move on to face Linton in tonight's second round event scheduled for Northview High School.

In the first match of the evening, Rockville had little trouble in defeating White River Valley, winning their match 5-0 as well.

The Rox will take on South Putnam this evening in the sectional semifinal.

Girls Tennis Sectional 1st Round

May 19, 2004

Played inside at Depauw University because of rain

1st Match: Rockville 5, White River Valley 0

Singles:

Kelsey Hartman(R) def Kyla Brown(WRV) 6-2,6-0

Abigail Hanner(R) def Amanda Herndon(WRV) 6-1,6-0

Mica Brown (R) def Erica Capehart (WRV) 6-0,6-1

Doubles:

Lisa Akers-Julia Hill (R) def Lindsey Hines-Samantha Johnson(WRV) 6-1,7-6(8-6)

Karla Hopkins-Sara Losin(R) def Katie White-Winter Roudebush(WRV) 6-1,6-2

2nd Match: Northview 5, Owen Valley 0

Singles:

Trace Hassler(NV) def Katie Worland(OV) 4-6,6-1,6-1

Melissa Miller (NV) def Audra Duling (OV) 6-3,6-3

Kristy Backfish(NV) def Casey Litten(OV) 6-1,6-0

Doubles:

Heather Palmer-Megan Love(NV) def Kori Sweatman-Jessica Montgomery(OV) 6-0,6-1

Rachel Deal-Sarah Cox(NV) def Megan Byerly-Kaytin Miller (OV) 6-1,6-1

Next match Thursday May 20, 2004

1st match: South Putnam vs Rockville

2nd match: Linton-Stockton vs Northview



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