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Northview netters sweep past visiting Miners

Thursday, August 30, 2007

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Austin Akers returns a volley during match play against Linton on Wednesday.
Times Staff Reports

The Northview boys' tennis team picked up a home victory against visiting Linton on Wednesday night.

The Knights didn't lose a single game in the match while posting a 5-0 victory against the Miners.

In singles play, Austin Akers scored a victory at No. 1 singles by defeating George Fritch in a 6-0, 6-2 decision. Brock Lawson had similar success against Seth Herndon at No. 2 with a 6-3, 6-2 victory. Clint Reynolds wrapped up the singles sweep with a 7-5, 6-3 victory at No. 3.

In doubles action, the No. 1 combination of Ryne Barr and Matt Nodley had the most dominant effort with a straight set win in which they didn't lose a single point.

Adam Clark and Caleb Mershon wrapped up the sweep with a 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) victory over the team of Kyle Cooper and Merrick McBride at No. 2 doubles.

The junior varsity also had equal success as Trent Sims won 8-2 and Carson Kleiber scored a victory by an identical 8-2 decision.

Next up for the Knights is a Tuesday trip to Greencastle to face the Tiger Cubs.

Northview 5, Linton 0

At Northview

No. 1 Singles: Austin Akers (NV) def George Fritch (L) 6-0, 6-2

No. 2 Singles: Brock Lawson (NV) def Seth Herndon (L) 6-3, 6-2

No. 3 Singles: Clint Reynolds (NV) def Chase Rhoten (L) 7-5, 6-3

No. 1 Doubles: Ryne Barr/Matt Nodley (NV) def Kent George/Luke Knight (L) 6-0, 6-0

No. 2 Doubles: Adam Clark/Caleb Mershon (NV) def Kyle Cooper/Merrick McBride (L) 6-4, 7-6(7-3)

Junior Varsity Singles:

Trent Sims (NV) def Chris Shipman 8-2

Carson Kleiber (NV) def Chris Shipman 8-2



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