Baylor Girls Tennis - 2nd at DecoTurf Tourney

GPS Takes Fifth

Sunday, March 23, 2014 - by B.B. Branton

Ransom Everglades (Fla.) girls tennis team defeated three-time defending champion Baylor Saturday in the championship finals of the DecoTurf High School Tennis Championship in Louisville.

Ransom Everglades led 2-1 after doubles and increased the lead to 4-2 with wins at Nos. 2 and 3 singles sandwiched around a win by Baylor's Ashton Jenne at No. 6 singles.

Ransom then clinched the title as Heather Boehm defeated Drew Hawkins 6-1, 4-6, 10-4 at No.5 and led 5-2 before Baylor (6-1) claimed the final two matches with victories by Samantha Caswell (No.1) and McCall Morgan (No.4).

Baylor (6-1) is 6-1 on the season and competes in the Chattanooga Rotary tournament, April, 4-5.

The Red Raiders beat Walton (Ga,), 6-3, Notre Dame Prep (Ariz.), 9-0 and Barron Collier (Fla), 8-1 to earn a spot in the finals.

GPS Takes Fifth: Barron Collier defeated GPS, 5-4.

The Bruisers led 2-1 after doubles but Barron Collier won three straight singles (Nos. 2-3-5) for a 4-2 lead. The Bruisers evened the match with wins by Analisa Stratienko (No.4) and Jenna Thornstenson (No.6) . BC then clinched the team win as Kaeli Smashey defeated Bruiser Michelle Fleanor, 6-0, 6-1 at No.1 singles.

Ransom Everglades (Fla) Girls 5, Baylor 4

SINGLES

1. Samantha Caswell (B) def. Allegra Hanlon 6-2, 7-5

2 Claudia Mackenzie (RE) def. Harper Caswell 6-4, 6-2

3 Daniela Lopez (RE) def. Maggie Crumbliss 6-1, 6-1

4 McCall Morgan (B) def. Lindsey Mendelson 6-3, 6-7, 10-4

5 Heather Boehm (RE) def. Drew Hawkins 6-1, 4-6, 10-4

6 Ashton Jenne (B) def. Marina Pataro 6-4, 6-2

DOUBLES
  1. Samantha Caswell & McCall Morgan (B) def. Allegra Hanlon & Daniela Lopez 8-5
  2. Claudia Mackenzie & Lindsey Mendelson (RE) def. Harper Caswell & Ashton Jenne 8-3
  3. Heather Boehm & Marina Pataro (RE) def. Maggie Crumbliss & Drew Hawkins 8-6
ORDER OF FINISH
Doubles: 1,2,3
Singles: 2,6,3,5,1,4
Match Time: 3:25


Barron Collier (Fla) Girls 5, GPS 4 - 5th Place Match
SINGLES
  1. Kaeli Smashey (BC) def. Michelle Fleenor 6-1, 6-0
  2. Hannah Belsinger (BC) def. Jennie McBrayer 6-3, 6-3
  3. Emily Wyman (BC) def. Maddox Bandy 6-2, 7-5
  4. Analisa Stratienko (GPS) def. Hannah Etten 6-1, 7-5
  5. Laura Morgan (BC) def. Virginia Hammond 6-4, 6-1
  6. Jenna Thorstenson (GPS) def. Claudia Lenart 7-5, 6-7, 10-8
DOUBLES
  1. Kaeli Smashey & Hannah Belsinger (BC) def. Michelle Fleenor & Jennie McBrayer 8-5
  2. Maddox Bandy & Jenna Thorstenson (GPS) def. Emily Wyman & Laura Morgan 8-4
  3. Danielle Simms & Analisa Stratienko (GPS) def. Hannah Etten & Ivy Morrison 8-6
ORDER OF FINISH
Doubles: 1,2,3
Singles: 2,3,5,4,6,1
Match Time: 2:57

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