By GREG MENGELT
> SOUTHERN INDIANA —
Jeffersonville’s and New Albany's girls’ tennis teams each went 1-1 at Saturday’s Jeffersonville Tournament, defeating Lanesville and falling to 28th-ranked Columbus East.
Against Lanesville, Jeff dropped 14 games, including a pair of 6-1, 6-0 win in doubles’ action. Jules Jenks and Emily Lewis defeated Madison Cunningham and Kendra Smith at No. 1 doubles and Larissa Neville and Rachel Williams topped Hunter Wells and Kaitlyn Mathews.
Against East, Jeff went unbeaten at doubles again. Unfortunately for the Red Devils, the Olympians swept the singles’ matches. Again, both teams won by the same score — 6-1, 6-1. After mixing up the lineup, Jenks and Lewis defeated Lauren Champion and Alexa Hasmann-Miller and Macy Lancaster and Williams came out on top against Amanda Sun and Amanda Hasimoto.
“Even though we lost at against East, I was still very please with our effort,” Jeff coach Mark Reilly said. “Their team has a very solid singles lineup. Our doubles play was again excellent by going 4-0 on the day.
New Albany defeated Lanesville 4-1 before falling to East 5-0.
Marin and Erin Kanii each won at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, respectively, against the Eagles. The Bulldogs’ doubles teams also swept Lanesville. Lauren Hoffer and Hanae Togomi earned a 6-3, 6-4 win over Cunningham and Smith, while Anne Mattox and Racquel Burch took down Wells and Mathews 6-2, 6-0.
NEXT: Jeffersonville (9-4) hosts Borden, Wednesday; New Albany at Jennings County, Thursday.
• Braves defeat Clarksville, 4-1: On Friday, singles wins by Abby Ellis and Kendyl Wheatly and prevailing in both doubles matches helped Borden win at Clarksville, 4-1. The Generals’ Abigail Hurtgen kept her undefeated record intact with a three-set win over Sarah Hurst at No. 2 singles.
NEXT: Borden at Lanesville, Tuesday; Clarksville at Corydon Central, today.
• Hornets split with North Harrison: Henryville and North Harrison split a doubleheader on Saturday with the Hornets taking Game 1 5-3 and the Cats walking away with a 15-5 victory in the nightcap.
In the opener, Ashtyn Kaskie held North Harrison without a run through five innings and earned the victory. Emily Stewart went 3 for 3 with a double, Miranda Hopper went 2 for 4 with a pair of RBIs and Spencer Whitehouse and Sydney Hollingsworth each had two hits.
Hopper also went 3 for 4 in Game 2.
NEXT: Henryville (7-9) hosts Silver Creek, today.
• Providence third at BNL: After a rough start on the front nine holes at the Bedford North Lawrence Invitational at Otis Park on Saturday, Providence recovered for a third-place finish.
“We had a terrible first nine, but we can back with a 36, two 37s and a 38 on the back nine,” Providence coach Ken Allender said.
Kevin Crone led the Pioneers with a 77, two strokes ahead of teammate Mitchell Allender. Cory Cahalan shot an 81 and Robert Waiz finished the course in 82 strokes.
NEXT: Providence hosts Silver Creek, Christian Academy and Lanesville, today.