Thursday, Jul 31, 2014
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Streaks swing to big win over 'Cats


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SEBRING - The Blue Streaks girls tennis team is peaking at the right time.

Fresh from a decisive win over rival Avon Park, Sebring wrapped up the regular season with Class 2A-District 11 match at Hardee on Thursday afternoon. Sebring breezed passed the Wildcats with a resounding 7-0 thumping.

"That was our final regular season game, and we finished the year at 11-2," Streaks coach Janie Hollinger said. "I feel like each player is at the top of their game and ready to step up to any competition that is thrown their way."

Sebring will host the girls district tournament on Monday and Tuesday. All three Highlands County teams will be in action, along with Cape Coral, DeSoto, Lemon Bay, Oasis, and Mariner.

The district winner and runner-up advance to the Class 2A regional round, while the top singles player and doubles tandem will advance directly to state.

Hollinger is hoping the Streaks draw a solid crowd next week, since the tournament will be on Sebring's turf.

"Our team would like to invite any and all tennis enthusiasts to come and watch," she said.

In No. 1 singles, Sebring's Nisha Patel breezed past Hardee's Suzanna Oceguera, winning the match by a score of 8-0. Sebring's Micaela DeVane replicated that score against Hardee's Carolina Durrance in No. 2 singles, dispatching Durrance in a brisk 8-0 match.

Alaina Keith gave Sebring its third point in No. 3 singles, as Keith drubbed Hardee's Madison Burnett by a score of 8-2.

In No. 4 singles, Sebring's Sarah Beth Rogers won the most competitive match of the afternoon, defeating Hardee's Abby Clark by a score of 8-6.

Ashley Castelli secured the singles sweep for Sebring, as she dominated Hardee's Cheyenne Pohl in No. 5 singles by a score of 8-2.

The Streaks were just as prolific in doubles play.

Patel and Devane teamed up to drop Pohl and Selena Marcias in No. 1 doubles with an 8-1 win, while Keith and Castelli drubbed Durrance and Burnett the No. 2 match, also by a score of 8-1.

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