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August 27, 2013

HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Jones’ hat trick leads Pioneer girls past Forest Park

FC’s Wyatt scores four times in season-opening victory



• Pioneers blank Silver Creek:
Providence proved the positive preseason hype about its team was correct on Tuesday with a 5-0 victory at Silver Creek. It was the fourth consecutive match where the Pioneers won 5-0, as each of their positions are undefeated this season.

“It really pumped them up coming into today that they all wanted to stay unbeaten individually,” Providence coach Scott Gurgol said. “It says a lot [to beat Silver Creek]. We wanted to improve our district ranking this year, and we hope that gets us a state ranking.”

The Pioneers won two three-set matches. At No. 2 singles, junior Jacob Quinkert downed the Dragons’ Brennan Thompson, 6-2, 1-6, 6-1. Sophomore Landon Carrico rallied from a one-set deficit to beat Creek’s Jake Steele at three singles, 2-6, 6-4, 6-2.

Also prevailing for the Dragons were Will Andres at one singles, Ryan Day and Ben Arnson at No. 1 doubles and Nolan Carrico and Patrick McPhillips at No. 2 doubles.

“They’re as good as advertised,” Dragons’ coach Robert Briscoe said about the Pioneers. “They are not only one of the top area teams, but they’re one of the top teams in the southern part of the state.”

NEXT: Providence (4-0) at New Albany Invitational, Friday and Saturday; Silver Creek (2-1) hosts Salem, Thursday.

• Mustangs win opener: Visiting New Washington won each of its matches in straight sets to defeat Christian Academy in its season opener on Tuesday, 5-0.

Singles winners for the Mustangs were Jake Zimmerman, Logan Miles and Miles Matthews. New Washington’s victorious doubles teams were Travis McKim and Collin Schindler at the No. 1 spot and Dakota Dieterlen and Caleb Ellison at No. 2.

“This was a good opening win for us,” Mustangs’ coach Wayne Davis said. “We just needed to get those first-match jitters out of the way as much as anything.”

NEXT: New Washington (1-0) hosts Southwestern, today; Christian Academy hosts Lanesville, Sept. 10.

• Hornets top Generals: Emery Dieterlen and Elijah Weeks won at No. 2 and No. 3 singles, respectively, in Henryville’s 4-1 win at Clarksville on Tuesday. The Hornets won both doubles matches by forfeit.

“It’s always nice to come back home with an old-fashioned ‘W,’” Henryville coach Brian Consley said. “Elijah Weeks played great tonight. He won 12 straight games after losing the first game of the match.”

The Generals’ win came at No. 1 singles, as Adam Bryant beat the Hornets’ Landon Guthrie, 6-2, 6-2.

“I felt like our team improved from our first match [on Monday]. It was a promising sign for the remainder of the season,” Clarksville coach Steve Welcher said.

NEXT: Henryville (1-1) hosts Austin, Sept. 4; Clarksville (0-2) hosts Eastern, today.

• Borden wins at Salem: Visiting Borden swept all three singles matches to defeat Salem on Tuesday, 4-1.

The Braves’ singles victors were Josh Vollstedt at the No. 1 spot, Joseph Vollstedt at No. 2 and Kamden Hurst at No. 3. The Borden tandem of Elijah Franklin and Dawson Nale won at two doubles, 6-2, 6-3.

NEXT: Borden at Lanesville, Thursday.

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