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Lady Mustangs score fourth title

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By Mickey Patterson

FRANKFORT – North Oldham’s Lauren Kline and South Oldham’s Eric Quigley may have offered the rest of the state a preview of this week’s state tourney as the pair swept the regional tennis singles titles.Quigley, a three-time state champion, won his fourth regional crown and will go after a state record tying fourth career state title starting today (Thursday) at the University of Kentucky tennis complex. Quigley lost just one game in the regional tourney and beat Andrew Howard 6-1, 6-0 in the regional finals.Kline, who finished second in the state last year, lost just two games in the regional tourney beating Lauren Doll of Franklin County 6-0, 6-0 in the finals.The Lady Mustangs also won their fourth-straight team regional title with 16 points, ahead of Franklin County with 12.“We have about the same team as we had last year,” NOHS coach Todd Arterburn said. “We have added seventh-grader Abby Belknap and she reached the semifinals.”The Lady Mustangs also won the regional doubles title with the team of Stephanie Townsend and Rachel Wurster taking the title over Jamie Harp and Hillary Kell Franklin County 7-5, 6-2. It is the second straight regional title for the pair and the third for Wurster who won a title with Wesley Schal. Townsend and Wurster were undefeated this year.The Lady Mustangs could be a darkhorse for the state title with Kline, the No. 1 seed in the state tourney leading the way.“I believe we can do at least as well as we did last year and with an upset or two might be able to challenge for the state title,” Arterburn said. “It will be tough, there are a lot of good teams out there.”The state tourney starts at UK today, Thursday, and continues through SaturdayGirls’ team scores – North Oldham 16, Franklin County 12, Bullitt East 8, South Oldham 7, Oldham County 4, Shelby County 4, Western Hills 4, Anderson County 2, Frankfort 2, Bullitt Central 1, Gallatin County 1, Trimble County 1.SinglesFinalsLauren Kline (NOHS) dec. Lauren Doll (FC) 6-0, 6-0SemifinalsLauren Kline (NOHS) dec. Tabitha Collins (BE) 6-0, 6-2Lauren Doll (FC) dec. Abby Belknap (NOHS) 6-1, 6-2.QuarterfinalsLauren Kline (NOHS) dec. Alex Tolsdorf (SOHS) 6-0, 6-0Abby Belknap (NOHS) dec. MaKaela Knight (BE) 6-3, 6-3DoublesFinalsStephanie Townsend and Rachel Wurster (NOHS) dec. Jamie Harp and Hillary Kell (FC) 7-5, 6-2SemifinalsStephanie Townsend and Rachel Wurster (NOHS) dec. Robin Clark and Mallory Hamilton (OCHS) 6-2, 6-3Jamie Harp and Hillary Kell (FC) dec. Chelsea Fain and Leslie Hanlin (SOHS) 1-6, 6-2, 6-2.QuarterfinalsStephanie Townsend and Rachel Wurster (NOHS) dec. Claire Curran and Samantha Criswell (FC) 6-0, 6-0Robin Clark and Mallory Hamilton (OCHS) dec. Brittany Beck and Demi Bechtloff (SOHS) 5-7, 6-2, 6-2Stacey Schal and Katie Wampler (NOHS) dec. Danielle Milby and Allison Murphy (BE) 6-1, 6-2Jamie Harp and Hillary Kell (FC) dec. Chelsea Fain and Leslie Hanlin (SOHS) 6-0, 1-6, 6-2.Boys’ team scores – Franklin County 11, Western Hills 10, South Oldham 10, Frankfort 6, North Oldham 6, Oldham County 6, Bullitt Central 3, Bullitt East 3, Anderson County 2, Shelby County 2, Carroll County 1, Gallatin County 1, N. Bullitt 1.SinglesFinalsEric Quigley (SOHS) dec. Andrew Howard (WH) 6-1, 6-0SemifinalsEric Quigley (SOHS) dec. Tim Stark (WH) 6-0, 6-0Andrew Howard (WH) dec. Joel Denning (SOHS) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.QuarterfinalsEric Quigley (SOHS) dec. Chris McDaniel (OCHS) 6-0, 6-0Tim Stark (WH) d. Alec Papovich (NOHS) 7-5, 6-7 (9), 7-6 (4)Joel Denning (SOHS) d. Shane Milburn (BE) 6-0, 6-0DoublesQuarterfinalsMitchell and Pewitt (FC) dec. Walker Rose and Matt Curry (OCHS) 6-4, 6-0Wise and Wood (WH) dec. Bryce Liston and Riess Watson (NOHS) 6-1, 6-3Robb and Saligunba (FC) dec. Evan Wesley and Eric Pearson (OCHS) 6-4, 6-4Grider and Clark (Fr) d. Alex Jubina and Michael Harberg (SO) 6-3, 6-2.E-mail us about this story at: sports@oldhamera.com.