Times Sports Editor
The Northview tennis team had their season opening match delayed this week due to Monday rain showers, but they got started on the right foot with a 5-0 sweep of Linton on Wednesday night.
The singles players lost a total of just four games over three matches as Allie Melega took a 6-0, 6-1 victory at No. 1 versus Abbey Burris. The Knights' Bonnie Froderman took a 6-2, 6-1 decision against Sarah Henstey, 6-2, 6-1. In the No. 3 singles match, Hannah Pond swept past Amy Goodman by a 6-0, 6-0 score.
"I'm proud of the girls for winning tonight. We had several girls playing in their first varsity match and a few playing in different positions," Northview coach Emily Goff said.
The Knights had plenty of success in doubles play too as Lauren Reberger teamed with Kaci Khert for a 6-0, 6-2 victory against the Miners' Olivia Wells and Olivia Villian. In the No. 2 doubles slot, Allison Stearley and Carli Coughanowr took a 6-0, 6-3 victory to complete the varsity's opening win.
Northview also swept the junior varsity matches as Conner Reinoehl won an 8-0 singles match and the team of Briana Cook and Lizzie Emmert won 8-1. Alyssa Clarke and Kylee Orr teamed up for an 8-0 win at No. 2 doubles.
With the opening victory Goff was pleased with the win, but also saw room for improvement.
"There is a lot we still need to work on and will hopefully continue to improve throughout the season," Goff said.
The Knights (1-0 overall) travel to Terre Haute South this evening at 5 p.m.
No. 1: Allie Melega (Nv) vs. Abbey Burris (Ln), 6-0, 6-1
No. 2: Bonnie Froderman (Nv) vs. Sarah Henstey (Ln), 6-2, 6-1
No. 3: Hannah Pond (Nv) vs. Amy Goodman (Ln), 6-0, 6-0
No. 1: Lauren Reberger -- Kaci Khert (Nv) vs. Olivia Wells -- Olivia Villian (Ln), 6-0, 6-2
No. 2: Allison Stearley -- Carli Coughanowr (Nv) vs. Sabrina Colvin -- Megan Johnson (Ln), 6-0, 6-3
No. 1: Conner Reinoehl (Nv) vs. Brittany Rennick (Ln), 8-0
No. 1: Briana Cook -- Lizzie Emmert (Nv) vs. Cheyenne Rickleman -- Shanna Lake (Ln), 8-1
No. 2: Alyssa Clarke -- Kylee Orr (Nv) vs. Kendra Petiniot -- Brandi Mifflin (Ln), 8-0