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May 5, 2014

Bulldogs rebound against Jeff

BROWNSBURG — BROWNSBURG — After a tough loss to Noblesville Friday night, the Brownsburg girls' tennis team responded with a 4-1 victory over visiting Lafayette Jefferson Saturday morning.

“I am very pleased (with the victory),” said Brownsburg coach Karen Starkey. “We have had a rough road here lately. Last night, we lost a very tough match. We went the full limit, and tie-breaks determined the last two points for the team, and they were third-set tie-breaks. To be able to come back after a really hard battle, and be able to come back and convert this morning to win, was huge.”

In a strong singles performance, Brownsburg took two out of the three matches. Morgan Bettner won at No. 1 singles, 6-1, 6-0, and Yolandi Geldenhuis was victorious at No. 3, 6-1, 6-3.

In doubles, Brownsburg dropped only eight games against Lafayette Jeff. Nicole Weisman and Shelby Hornback took No. 1 doubles, 6-1, 6-3, and Kristina Petrovic and Taylor Doehrman won at No. 2, 6-1, 6-3.

The only loss for the Bulldogs came as Jeff's Kinnsey Pass defeated Pooja Patel 6-2, 6-2 in No. 2 singles.

Though Starkey didn't pinpoint a player she was most pleased with, she said it was a team effort.

“I value each point,” she said. “They are very important, and for each player to do the work on their court is huge. It is a team, and each point is so important, singles and doubles.”

Starkey hopes the Bulldogs will continue to gain momentum in matches this week against Ben Davis, Avon and McCutcheon.

“(We want to) build on this,” Starkey said. “They need to come back ready to work on Monday and to finish out next week strong. It is just building on the layer that we put down today.”

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