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May 1, 2014

Eagles netters top Tigers 4-1

FRANKTON — The verdict was over quickly and that didn't disappoint the Frankton tennis players, coaches and fans as the temperature tumbled and the winds howled here Thursday.

The first three matches off the court all went just two sets and all went the way of the Eagles as they topped county and Central Indiana Conference foe Alexandria 4-1.

At No. 3 singles, Frankton's Sydney Wagoner powered through with a 6-1, 6-1 triumph over Alisha Paddock.

"Sydney played well at No. 2 singles last year and she played very well today at No. 3," said Alexandria coach Matt DeVault. "We just couldn't do anything about her."

At No. 2 doubles the Eagles duo of Shelby Greene and Macee Sandefur were 6-3, 6-1 winners against Alexandria's Macie Cox and Sarah Holder.

"I thought two doubles would be a tighter match," said DeVault. "But one of our girls was sick today and the Frankton girls played extremely well."

At the top of the card, Frankton's Alexys Rastetter turned back Abbie Miller 6-3, 6-3. "I was actually please that Abbie played her to 3 and 3," said DeVault. "Alexys is an experienced player with a lot of savvy."

Frankton's fourth point came at No. 1 doubles where Abby Morgan and Gabby Ochoa rallied for a 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 win over Kennedy Aiman and Anna Etherington. Alexandria broke through at No. 2 singles with Hannah Libler edging Lucy Browning 7-6 (5), 7-5.

"We thought this would be a tight match," said Frankton coach Jeff Whitcomb, whose team is now 6-3. "Matt has a strong program. I am pleased that we got this win. We have had great senior leadership. This team has gotten better every match."

He was also pleased with how his team has handled the adverse weather conditions this spring. "They don't say anything at all during the match," said Whitcomb. "I think it shows they are focused during the match. They don't usually mention it until they are sitting around after their match."

The Eagles are off until Monday when they travel to Mount Vernon for a 4:30 p.m. match.

Alexandria drops to 6-5 with the loss. The Tigers will play in the Delta Invitational on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m.

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