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May 8, 2012

H.S. ROUNDUP: Red Devils reach semis of HHC Tourney with win over Seymour

New Albany falls to Columbus East

SEYMOUR — The Jeffersonville girls’ tennis team advanced to the semifinals of the Hoosier Hills Conference Tournament on Tuesday with a 5-0 first-round victory at Seymour. The match got postponed on Monday because of rain.

The Red Devils won three matches in three sets to secure the sweep. At No. 2 singles, Jeff’s Emily Lewis outlasted Marly Vehslage, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. At three singles, Larissa Neville rallied to defeat Ally Brock, 3-6, 6-1, 7-5. At No. 2 doubles, the Red Devil team of Rachel Williams and Kaitlin Wunsch beat Emily Rudge and Matey Warren, 6-7(7-5), 6-2, 6-2.

Jeff’s Julianna Jenks prevailed at No. 1 singles, 6-0, 6-3. The Red Devils’ No. 1 doubles team of Morgan Reilly and Macy Lancaster won 6-1, 6-1.

Jeff hosts third-ranked Floyd Central in today’s HHC Tournament semifinals.

• Columbus East edges New Albany: Visiting Columbus East knocked New Albany out of the Hoosier Hills Conference Girls’ Tennis Tournament with a 3-2 victory on Tuesday.

The Olympians needed three sets to win in each of the two doubles matches.

At one doubles, Lauren Champion and Zlexa Husmann downed Emily Hoffer and Kaithlyn Mooney, 5-7, 6-3, 6-1. Pooja Pandita and Amanda Hashimato turned back New Albany’s Lauren Hoffer and Chandni Bhimani, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (5).

The third New Albany loss came at No. 1 singles, where Maddy Bellew fell in short order to Ashlee Hasson, 6-3, 6-1.

Erin Kanii and Marin Kanii got the two New Albany points at two and three singles, respectively.

New Albany will travel to the winner of the Madison-Jennings County quarterfinal match today.

• Charlestown toughs out win over New Washington: Charlestown managed to get a 4-1 victory over Greater Clark rival New Washington on Tuesday.

The Pirates swept the singles positions. Sabine Higazy defeated Courtney Amick, 6-2, 7-5. Sarah Embry downed Tiffanie Brison, 6-2, 6-2, while Sarah Trotter turned back Melanie Dieterlan, 6-3, 6-3.

“We were fortunate to get a win today over one of our local rival schools. The second sets were closer than even the scores looked,” Charlestown coach Chris Ryan said.

Bailey Masingo and Hayley Trinkle got the fourth Charlestown point at doubles two, where they defeated Amanda Kemp and Christen Walker, 6-1, 6-4.

The Mustangs’ sole win came courtesy of Alex Seals and Ashley Johnson, who teamed to defeated Emily Shaw and Erica Broady, 6-4, 6-4.

“New Washington is a very young team, in their singles especially, so they will be tough to play over the next couple of season,” Ryan added.

Charlestown travels to Corydon Central on Thursday. New Washington travels to Scottsburg today.

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