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April 28, 2014

PH sweeps singles to hold off Lapel

PENDLETON — In a match that was delayed by rain and played in a gusty cross wind, the Pendleton Heights girls tennis team pulled out a 3-2 win over visiting Lapel on Monday afternoon.

“I thought our doubles played nice matches,” Lapel coach Justin Coomer said. “I don’t think our singles played bad at all. Their singles lineup is really strong.”

The wind played some tricks on shots and altered strategy a bit, but both teams had to play in the same conditions.

“It was a big crosswind, I just had to base my targets on the wind, trying to go for the line where the wind was not blowing,” said Emma McCardwell, Pendleton’s No. 1 singles player.

Pendleton’s first point came when No. 1 2 singles player Carly Wilson defeated Peighton Dobbins of Lapel 6-0, 6-1. Wilson was able to grab control early and made several nice shots to score the win.

Soon after Wilson’s win, McCardwell wrapped up a 6-1, 6-1 win over Lapel’s Lexi Allen, but the score was deceiving. There were several nice points in the match, and Allen had McCardwell moving throughout both sets. The strategy seemed to backfire a little as McCardwell was able to make difficult returns on some nice shots.

“She’s a good player,” said McCardwell. “We had a lot of close games and close points. She did like to move me, but sometimes I think I play better when I’m moving around instead of just standing still.”

“They’ve played a couple of times, they kind of know each other and how they play,” said Pendleton coach Royce Hammel. “Emma’s worked hard. She’s a fighter. It’s a matter of who is on that night, and it came our way tonight.”

Sam Hammel of Pendleton won the No. 3 singles match 6-1, 6-1 over Lapel’s Emma Bush to complete the sweep.

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