Girls Tennis Wins in Tie-Breaker to Preserve NBC Streak

Caitlin Kerzan Louisville Leopards Tennis 2015

Louisville 3, Canton South 2

A lot questions remained unanswered Thursday Evening as the Leopards and Wildcats Girls Tennis Beatty's Dark Blue Shirt 2015match was called due to darkness tied at 2-2. Louisville answered them Friday Afternoon as they prevailed by a 3-2 count over visiting Canton South to remain in sole possession of first place and improve their NBC winning streak to 52 straight. With the win, the Lady Leopards are now 8-4 overall and 5-0 in league play.

The deciding match came in #1 Doubles, which was halted in a 5-5 tie Thursday. The Team of Caitlin Kerzan and Alexis Pochubay took the final set in tie-breaking fashion Friday to earn a 6-7 (7-9), 6-4, 7-6 (8-6) win. The final point gave Louisville the victory.

The Leopards other two points both came in Singles Play on Thursday. Kayla Pukys won her #1 Singles Match 6-0, 6-2 and Natalie Richards won in #3 Singles 6-4, 6-1.

While Canton South (12-2, 3-2) has put up a fight seemingly everytime the two squads play, it is Louisville who has won the last 12 matches in the series. The Lady Leopards now lead that all-time series over the Wildcats 42-13.

UP NEXT: The Lady Leopards will next compete at their own Louisville Doubles Classic starting at 9:00 AM on Saturday, September 12.


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#1 Kayla Pukys (L) d. Hannah Philippi (CS) 6-0, 6-2

#2 Desaray Mullins (CS) d. Jozie Scott (L) 6-3, 6-0

#3 Natalie Richards (L) d. Hannah Tender (CS) 6-4, 6-1


#1 Caitlin Kerzan & Alexis Pochubay (L)  Becca Eckroad & Mackenzie Rush (CS), 6-7 (7-9), 6-4, 7-6 (8-6)

#2 Samantha Drobney & Grace Andrews (CS) d.  Alexis Wendt  & Tory Esposito (L)  6-2, 5-7, 7-5

Records: Louisville 8-4, 5-0; Canton South 12-2, 3-2

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