Blue Streaks knock off Green Dragons
Highlands TodaySEBRING - The Sebring boys and girls tennis teams eased past Lake Placid on Thursday afternoon.
Published: February 9, 2013
Published: February 9, 2013
The Blue Streak boys defeated the Green Dragons by a score of 6-1 to improve to 2-0 on the season.
The boys had a little spark today," said Sebring boys tennis coach Jack Holt. "They played well and we had some hard-fought matches that went our way."
Sebring's Connor Angell won his No. 1 singles match over Lake Placid junior Royce Abela by a score of 6-3, 6-2, Blue Streak Joe DeGenaro defeated Mike Norwood at No. 2 singles, 6-2, 6-1 and Milind Khurana held off Green Dragon senior Syed Abbas by scores of 6-1, 6-2.
Junior Clark Farmer outlasted Lake Placid senior Tyler Kelsen at No. 4 singles by scores of 7-6, 6-3, and Andrew Goodrich beat Will Hernandez by scores of 7-6, 6-4.
At No. 1 doubles, Angell and Khurana cruised past Abela and Abbas in a pro set by a score of 8-0, and the Green Dragon duo of Norwood and Kelsen knocked off DeGenaro and Farmer by a score of 9-8.
People watching the No. 2 doubles match said it was the most interesting match of the day," Holt said. "We have a good group of guys and they're working hard to improve."
The Blue Streaks are back in action on Monday with a home match against Avon Park.
The Sebring girls tennis team cruised to a 7-0 victory over Lake Placid on Thursday. The Green Dragons were able to win games in each match, but couldn't keep up with the Blue Streaks.
Sebring's No. 1 singles player Nisha Patel defeated Hannah Waller by a score of 6-1, 6-4; at No. 2 singles Joy Donglasan defeated Stephanie Rodriguez 6-2, 6-1; and Kelly Broen came away with a 6-0, 6-3 victory over Claire LeBlanc at No. 3 singles.
At No. 4 singles, Morgan Heston defeated Jenna Blount 6-1, 6-0 and Micaela DeVane defeated Rachel Shattler 6-3, 6-2 at No. 5 singles.
In doubles, Patel and Donglasan teamed up to defeat Waller and Rodriguez 6-1, 6-0 at the No. 1 spot, with Broen and Heston defeating LeBlanc and Shattler 6-3, 6-2 at No. 2.
"The girls played hard and we came away with a good win," said Sebring girls tennis coach Janie Hollinger.
The Blue Streaks are at Lakeland today.
Avon Park, Lake Placid, Sebring, DeSoto and Hardee are all gearing up for the annual Heartland Conference Tournament which is set for Feb. 22-23 at both Sebring and Avon Park High Schools.
This event is similar to the district tournament and gives the teams an idea of where they stand in relation to the other schools.
The girls will be playing at Sebring High School both days of the competition while the boys will be playing at Avon Park High School.
Sebring has won this event the last few years, but the Blue Streaks will have their hands full against a talented field of players.