Friday, May 18, 2012
- by B.B. Branton
GPS defeated visiting Briarcrest, 5-0, Thursday in a state quarterfinal girls' tennis match and advance to BlueCross Spring Fling XIX next week in Murfreesboro.
The winning Bruisers swept the three doubles matches for the one team point and then claimed four singles matches, all in straight sets, for the 5-0 decision with two matches stopped in progress.
Emma McCallie won her 12th match of the season (12-3) at No.2 singles to tie Mary Claire Spann (12-2) for most wins. Jennie McBrayer stayed perfect (10-0) winning 6-0, 6-0 at No. 4 singles.
The Bruisers improve to 12-3, while Briarcrest is 4-4.
Re-Match: Michelle Fleenor (GPS) and Erin Patton (Briarcrest), who did not complete their match Thursday at No.
1 singles, will meet in a state singles quarterfinal match on Thurs. May 24 at 11:30 a.m. EDT.
BlueCross Spring Fling XIX
Next Match: Tues. May 22 - 2 p.m. EDT .. BlueCross Spring Fling XIX at Old Fort Park
State Semis: 2 p.m. EDT - GPS vs. Ensworth/Hutchison winner; Baylor vs. Harpeth Hall
State Finals: Wed. May 23 - 12:30 p.m. EDT
(note: Murfreesboro is on Central time)
GPS 5, Briarcrest 0
Doubles (worth one team point)
Emma McCaliie/Hannah Morrow (GPS) def. Erin Patton/Mary Elizabeth Gentry, 8-5
Michelle Fleenor/Jennie McBrayer (GPS) def. Alexis Sessions/Madison Sessions, 8-0
Brighton Goodhue/Maggie McBrayer (GPS) def. Kelsey DeFreece/Emily Walters, 8-0
1 Michelle Fleenor (GPS) and Erin Patton (BC) did not finish
2 Emma McCallie (GPS) def. Alexis Sessions, 6-2, 6-0
3 Hannah Morrow (GPS) and. Madison Sessions (BC) - did not finish
4 Jennie McBrayer (GPS) def. Mary Elizabeth Gentry, 6-0, 6-0
5 Danielle Simms (GPS) def. Kelsey DeFreece, 6-1, 6-0
6 Analisa Stratienko (GPS) def. Emily Walters, 6-0, 6-0
Records: GPS (12-3), Briarcrest (4-4)
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