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Blue Streaks sweep past Wildcats


Published:   |   Updated: March 12, 2013 at 05:06 PM
SEBRING -

The Sebring girls and boys tennis teams opened the season with impressive wins on Monday afternoon.

The Blue Streak girls defeated Hardee by a score of 7-0, while the boys also cruised to a 7-0 win over the Wildcats.

Sebring junior Nisha Patel won her No. 1 singles match against Hardee's Ashley Baker by scores of 6-0, 6-1, while Blue Streak senior Joy Donglasan eased past Caroline Durrance at No. 2 singles by a score of 6-0, 6-1.

Senior Kelly Broen knocked off Hardee's Madison Burnett at No. 3 singles by scores of 6-4, 6-4 and senior Morgan Heston had no problem in her No. 4 singles match with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Katie Smith.

Blue Streak junior Micaela Devane breezed past Selina Macias at no. 5 singles by scores of 6-2, 6-0.

Patel and Donglasan defeated Baker and Durrance at No. 1 doubles by scores of 6-1, 6-0 and Broen and Heston eased past Burnett and Macias at No. 2 doubles by scores of 6-3, 6-2.

"It was a great way to start the season," said veteran Sebring girls tennis coach Janie Hollinger. "All of the girls played solid tennis and with four seniors on the roster we have a lot of experience.

"This is a veteran group of girls and we're looking forward to a successful season."

The Sebring boys made the trip to Wauchula worthwhile with a 7-0 win over the Wildcats.

Sophomore Connor Angell cruised to a win at No. 1 singles by a score of 6-0, 6-0, while Blue Streak Joe DeGenaro won his No. 2 singles match by scores of 6-4, 6-1.

At No. 3 singles, Sebring sophomore Milind Khurana rolled to a 6-0, 6-1 victory and Blue Streak junior Clark Farmer won his No. 4 singles match, 6-0, 6-0. Andrew Goodrich won at No. 5 singles by scores of 6-0, 6-0.

At No. 1 doubles, Angell and Khurana combined for an 8-0 pro-set win and Goodrich and Farmer won their No. 2 doubles match by a score of 8-0.

"I'm very proud of the boys and the effort they gave," said Sebring boys tennis coach Jack Holt. "We didn't know much about Hardee and the boys came out with a lot of intensity and focus.

"This is a good way to start the season, but we have plenty of room for improvement."

The Sebring boys host county rival Lake Placid on Thursday afternoon, while the Blue Streak girls will travel to Lake Placid on Thursday to take on the Green Dragons.


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