Lady Cardinals Tennis Team defeats Lady Miners

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Two Greene County teams faced off Wednesday night as the Bloomfield Cardinals went up against the Linton Miners. As the dust settled, the Cardinals came up with a handy victory, beating the Miners 5-0.

Though the match was a tough loss for the Miners, LS Coach Jamie Brown said Canty’s Bloomfield squad were a tough team.

“We faced a tough team on Wednesday, and I want to congratulate Coach Canty on his victory.

“We still have a long way to go in the season, but by facing better teams is the only way for the girls to get good experience on the courts,” Brown said.

At No. 1 singles, Bloomfield’s Felicity Graf won handily over Linton’s Hunter House, beating her both sets 6-0.

Malea Toon of Bloomfield also won in two sets over Linton’s Rhegan Moody, beating her 6-1, 6-0.

At No. 3 singles, Kasidee Stahl gained Bloomfield’s second blowout of the evening, beating Linton’s Kassidy Eichort 6-0, 6-0.

The doubles team of Linton faired better against their Bloomfield rivals, but none were able to pick up a victory.

The closest match of the evening occurred with the No. 1 doubles, which ended in the result of tiebreaker.

In the first set Linton’s Hayden House and Isabel Meek were able to pick up the first set victory, beating Bloomfield’s Kayla Linthicum and Kendra Gadberry 6-4. The tides turned in the second set, with Linthicum and Gadberry beating Linton 6-1. Instead of a third set, the coaches of both sides opted for a tiebreaker. Keeping up the momentum from the second set, the Cardinals pulled out the win in the end, beating the Miners 10-2.

At No. 2 doubles, Linton’s Emily Hayden and Audrey Moore gave Bloomfield’s Maizy Gilliland and E.J. Priest a run for their money in the first set. But Bloomfield was able to overcome the Miners 7-5. The Cardinals were able to keep up the steam in the second set, and won the 6-2.

On the JV side of the match, Bloomfield’s Taylor Rollison and Carley Hall were able to squeeze out a tight victory over Linton’s Kayla Smock and Tayler Riggleman, beating them 8-6.

Bloomfield 5, Linton 0

Singles:

1. Felicity Graf, B, d. Hunter House, 6-0, 6-0

2. Malea Toon, B, d. Rhegan Moody, 6-1, 6-0

3. Kasidee Stahl, B, d. Kassidy Eichorst, 6-0, 6-0

Doubles:

1. Kayla Linthicum and Kendra Gadberry, B, d. Isabel Meek and Haydyn House, 4-6, 6-1,1-0 (2)

2. Maizy Gilliland and E. J. Priest, B, d. Audrey Moore and Emily Hayden, 7-5, 6-2

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