Tennis Takes 1st at Doubles Classic & Wins at Lake
Doubles Classic – 1ST – 27
The Lady Leopards dominated their host Louisville Doubles Classic in sweeping all three flights Saturday at LHS. Louisville scored the maximum 27 points to capture 1st place, while Lake took second (10) and North Canton Hoover took third (8)
Gretchen Groves and Sam Pukys rallied from a 4-1 second set deficit with five consecutive set points to take the match 6-4, 6-4 over North Canton’s Lynn Daugherty and Makayla Sutter. The victory was a bit of revenge for Groves, who fell to Daugherty in #1 singles in a Leopards Vs. Vikings dual match 3 days before. The pair also defeated Marlington’s AnnaMae Aufrance & Stephanie Buzaki in the semifinals 6-1, 6-2.
The Second Flight Championship also featured a North Canton Vs. Louisville match-up. The Lady Leopard team of Alexis Isla & Sarah Robbins disposed of the Vikings Jordan Simionides & Kaitlin Kaye 6-4, 6-2 to take the Flight. Isla & Robbins earned their way to the championship game by defeating Lake’s Samantha Erb & Olivia Drummond 6-1, 6-4 in the semifinals and Jackson’s Krista Lutz & Danielle Todd 6-4, 6-2 in the quarterfinals.
Finally, the Lady Leps team of Ciara Antonacci & Hannah Lemmon won the third flight with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Lake’s Anna Pisanelli & Emani Tavares. Antonacci & Lemmon defeated Hoover’s Carly Stahl & Kristina Koinglou in straight sets 6-1, 6-1 in the first round and also won in two sets against Jackson’s Dena Nashawati & Pryanka Podugu 6-3, 6-2 in the semifinals.
Louisville 3, Lake 2
The Lady Leopards edged the host Lake Blue Streaks 3-2 Monday evening in girls tennis action. Winning their singles matches in straight sets for the Leopards were Alexis Isla and Sam Puky. Hannah Lemmon & Ciara Antonacci also won in #1 Doubles 7-5, 6-0. The Lady Leopards are now 8-1 on the year.
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#1 Winner: Lake Katherine McCauley (La) d. Gretchen Groves (L) 6-2, 6-2
#2 Winner: Louisville Alexis Isla (L) d. Sam Erb (La) 6-3, 6-4
#3 Winner: Louisville Sam Pukys (L) d. Alyssa Lieb (La) 6-0, 6-2
#1 Winner: Louisville Hannah Lemmon & Ciara Antonacci (L) d. Olivia Drummond & Cierra Waggoner (La) 7-5, 6-0
#2 Winner: Lake Anna Pisanelli & Emani Tavares (La) Sarah Robbins & Lindsay Brindack (L) 6-2, 6-4
UP NEXT: The Lady Leopards will next travel to West Branch to take on the Warriors on Tuesday, September 18 at 4:15 PM.