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Kline, Quigley advance in regional tournament play

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By The Staff

FRANKFORT – Defending regional tennis champions Eric Quigley and Lauren Kline opened defense of their titles with easy wins Monday at the regional tourney at Franklin County.Quigley, a three-time state champion, beat Eric Steedly of Anderson County 6-0, 6-0 in his first match. Kline, last year’s state runner-up, beat Anne-Marie Detherage of Anderson County 6-0, 6-0.In the hunt for the team title, the NOHS girls are going after their fourth straight title and are right in the hunt. The Lady Mustangs are tied for first with Franklin County with eight points. South Oldham and Bullitt East are right on their heels with seven points.The boys’ title chase is just as tight with NOHS, Franklin County, Oldham County, South Oldham and Western Hills all tied for first with six points.SOHS also got a singles win from Joel Denning who beat Tyler Finley of Bullitt Central 6-1, 6-0. Denning beat Tanner Love of NOHS 6-1, 6-0 in the second round.The Dragons got a pair of doubles wins from Michael Jubina and William Herberg.OCHS was led by Chris McDaniel’s two wins in singles as he beat Cody Webster of Trimble County 6-2, 6-0 and Cain Mitchell of Franklin County 6-4, 6-1.In doubles, the Colonels’ tandem of Evan Wesley and Eric Pearson won their first two matches as did Walker Rose and Matt Curry. Wesley and Pearson’sadvance included a hard fought 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 first round win over Frank Zhu and Steven Mayborg of SOHS.For NOHS, the Mustangs Alex Papovich won his singles matches over Jake Compton of North Bullitt 6-0, 6-1 and Chad Ferrill of Bullitt East 6-0, 6-2.NOHS’ doubles team of Bryce Liston and Russ Watson won their first two matches as well.In addition to Kline’s easy win, the Lady Mustangs got a pair of singles wins from Abby Belknap as she beat Arden Gregory of Spencer County 6-0, 6-0 and Lacey Wilkey of OCHS 6-1, 6-1.SOHS was led in singles by Alex Tolsdorf’s two wins. She beat Brooke Clark of Gallatin County 6-0, 6-1 and Sarah Roberts of Western Hills 6-3, 6-2.The local teams dominated doubles play with five of the six teams entered advancing and winning their first and second round matches.Top seeded Stephanie Townsend and Rachel Wurster of NOHS defeated Claire Curran and Samantha Criswell of Franklin County 6-1, 7-5 in their opening match after a first-round bye.Boys’ team scores – Franklin County 6, North Oldham 6, Oldham County 6, South Oldham 6, Western Hills 6, Frankfort 5, Bullitt Central 3, Bullitt East 3, Anderson County 2, Gallatin County 2, Shelby County 2, Carroll County 1, North Bullitt 1.SinglesFirst roundChris McDaniel (OCHS) dec. Cody Webster (TC) 6-2, 6-0Alec Papovich (NOHS) dec. Jake Compton (NB) 6-0, 6-1Tanner Love (NOHS) dec. Zach Adams (TC) 6-0, 6-1Joel Denning (SOHS) dec. Tyler Finley (BC) 6-1, 6-0Alex Sturm (FC) dec. Aaron Smith (OCHS) 6-2, 6-2Second roundEric Quigley (SOHS) dec. Eric Steedly (AC) 6-0, 6-0Chris McDaniel (OCHS) dec. Cain Mitchell (FC) 6-4, 6-1Alec Papovich (NOHS) dec. Chad Ferrill (BE) 6-0, 6-2Joel Denning (SOHS) dec. Tanner Love (NOHS) 6-1, 6-0DoublesFirst roundWalker Rose and Matt Curry (OCHS) dec. Frank Zhu and Steven Mayborg (SOHS) 3-6, 6-3, 7-5Bryce Liston and Russ Watson (NOHS) dec. Shuck and Cook (TC) 6-2, 6-1Tyler Gilbert and Carson Hardy (NOHS) dec. Phipps and Hamilton (BE) 6-4, 5-7, 6-2Evan Wesley and Eric Pearson (OCHS) dec. Hale and Williamson (GC) 6-2, 6-1Michael Jubina and William Herberg (SOHS) dec. Swinney and Hoops (SpC) 6-0, 6-0Second roundWalker Rose and Matt Curry (OCHS) dec. Matthews and Bradley (SHC) 6-1, 6-3Brice Liston and Russ Watson (NOHS) dec. Wolfe and White (FC) 6-4, 6-3Evan Wesley and Eric Pearson (OCHS) dec. Tyler Gilbert and Carson Hardy (NOHS) 6-3, 6-4Michael Jubina and William Herberg (SOHS) dec. Davis and Payne (SHC) 6-0, 6-2Girls’ team scores – Franklin County 8, North Oldham 8, Bullitt East 7, South Oldham 7, Shelby County 4, Western Hills 4, Oldham County 3, Anderson County 2, Frankfort 2, Bullitt Central 1, Gallatin County 1, Trimble County 1.SinglesFirst roundSarah Roberts (WH) dec. Amy Smith (OCHS) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4Alex Tolsdorf (SOHS) dec. Brooke Clark (GC) 6-0, 6-1Lacey Wilkey (OCHS) dec. Rosa Siriphokha (NB) 6-0, 6-1Abby Belknap (NOHS) dec. Arden Gregory (SpC) 6-0, 6-0Abby Shields (SOHS) dec. Joanna Cruise (BC) 6-1, 6-3Second roundLauren Kline (NOHS) dec. Anne-Marie Detherage (AC) 6-0, 6-0Alex Tolsdorf (SOHS) dec. Sarah Roberts (WH) 6-3, 6-2Abby Belknap (NOHS) dec. Lacey Wilkey (OCHS) 6-1, 6-1Katie Howard (WH) dec. Abby Shields (SOHS) 6-1, 6-1DoublesFirst roundRobin Clark and Mallory Hamilton (OCHS) dec. Danielle Burns and Stephanie Sumner (NB) 6-0, 6-0Brittany Beck and Demi Bechtoff (SOHS) dec. Kara McCoy and Brooke Reesor 6-1, 6-0 (WH)Danielle Milby and Allison Murphy (BE) dec. Katie Kent and Hannah Guest (OCHS) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4Stacey Schal and Katie Wampier (NOHS) dec. Jenna Mills and Catelynn Kenner (WH) 6-0, 6-0Chelsea Fain and Leslie Hanlin (SOHS) dec. Jessica Stockdale and Hannah Eldridge (SHC) 5-7, 7-5, 6-4Second roundStephanie Townsend and Rachel Wurster (NOHS) dec. Curran and Criswell (FC) 6-1, 7-5Robin Clark and Mallory Hamilton (OCHS) dec. Reynolds and Windham (TC) 6-0, 6-0Brittany Beck and Demi Bechtloff (SOHS) dec. Driver and Schreiner (SHC) 6-1, 6-1Stacey Schal and Katie Wampler (NOHS) dec. Curry and Sanders (BC) 6-2, 6-1Chelsea Fain and Leslie Hanlin (SOHS) dec. LeCompte and LeCompte (FC) 6-2, 6-0