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May 21, 2013

PH’s run ends at regional

Alex No. 1 doubles continues on

MARION, Ind. — Pendleton Heights faced two powerful opponents Tuesday in the girls tennis regional at Marion — 16th-ranked Delta (21-2) and winds gusting to 30 mph.

The combination was too much to overcome in a 5-0 loss that ended the most successful season in school history.

“It’s fun,” Arabians coach Royce Hammel said of the team’s first regional appearance. “I told the girls the hard part was done, just getting the first sectional win. This is just for fun. We were going to come up here and enjoy it. We had nothing to lose.”

Pendleton Heights (18-6) fell behind early against an Eagles team that hasn’t dropped a match point since at least May 2.

Delta’s No. 1 doubles team of Natalie Alexander and Marissa Morris defeated Kayleigh and Audrey Corn 6-0, 6-0 to earn the first point of the evening. Teaghan Dishman and Jenny Wegener quickly followed with a 6-1, 6-1 victory against Haley Augsburger and Lina Larsson to complete the doubles sweep.

The Eagles put the match away, and officially advanced to today’s regional final against Marion, with a hard-fought 6-1, 6-1 victory by Maggie Thompson over Lauren Robertson at No. 3 singles.

Pendleton Heights No. 2 singles star, freshman Emma McCardwell, held the only lead for the Arabians during any set all evening. She went up 3-2 against Ashley Loffer before being her serve was broken. Loffer won 6-3, 6-0.

Delta’s No. 1 singles player, Madison Ashman, finished off the match with a 6-1, 6-1 win against Carly Wilson.

“We’ve played them before,” Hammel said. “So we knew they were loaded. They’re on a mission, but we did well.”

Alexandria’s No. 1 doubles team of Abbie Miller and Allie Hueston also competed during the individual tournament Tuesday.

The Tigers’ duo dominated Winchester’s Kari Brown and Emily White 6-0, 6-1 to keep their postseason run alive.

“It felt good,” Hueston said. “We weren’t expecting to finish it out so fast. It feels good to move on to the second round.”

Hueston and Miller will next compete either Thursday in a regional final or Saturday during the team semistate at Fort Wayne Concordia. The Alexandria pair’s fate depends on the outcome of tonight’s regional final between Delta and 24th-ranked Marion (18-1).

But they’ll be ready for any possibility.

“We just have to stay sharp and keep focused,” Hueston said. “We have to come out sharp and play our game.”

Alexandria’s No. 1 singles ace, Sarah-Kate Brenner, will compete in the individual regional today against Union City’s Alison Hunt at Marion.

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