A day after playing their first round matches in the climate controlled indoor tennis facilities at DePauw University, Northview and Rockville marched past their semifinal tennis opponents to clash in the finals tonight at 5 p.m.
In the opening match, the Rockville Rox got little challenge from South Putnam who lost all five of their matches in straight sets.
The Knights had the same devastating effect on visiting Linton-Stockton.
Trace Hassler handled Rachael Cravens in straight sets, 6-0, 6-1 while Melissa Miller won 6-0, 6-1 over Hilary Shonk of the Miners. In No. 3 singles, Kristy Backfish scored a 6-1, 6-0 win over Rachael Pruett.
In doubles, Heather Palmer and Megan Love won their match by a 6-2, 6-0 score and Rachel Deal teamed with Sarah Cox for a 6-0, 6-1 win over Randi Mathena and Julie Preble.
The host Knights and Rox will face off tonight for the sectional championship.
Thursday May 20, 2004
Rockville 5 vs South Putnam 0
Kelsey Hartmann(R) def Nicole Stone (SP) 6-0, 6-1
Abigail Hanner(R) def Brittany Cooper(SP) 6-3, 6-2
Mica Brown(R) def Jannllie Crafton(SP) 6-1, 6-0
Lisa Akers-Julia Hill(R) def Brooke Bond-Amy Sharp(SP) 6-3, 6-0
Karla Hopkins-Sara Losin(R) def Holly Booe-Kim Puckett(SP) 6-1, 6-0
2nd match tonight
Northview 5, Linton-Stockton 0
Trace Hassler(NV) def Rachael Cravens(L) 6-0, 6-1
Melissa Miller(NV) def Hilary Shonk (L) 6-0, 6-1
Kristy Backfish(NV) def Rachael Pruett (L) 6-1, 6-0
Heather Palmer-Megan Love(NV) def Katelin Tharp-Samantha Collisson(L) 6-2, 6-0
Rachel Deal-Sarah Cox(NV) def Randi Mathena-Julie Preble(L) 6-0, 6-1
Friday is the Championship match between Rockville and Northview. 5:00 at Northview.