Liberty boys, girls beat Key Tennis

April 28, 1993|By John Harris III | John Harris III,Contributing Writer

Liberty's 4-1 victory over Francis Scott Key's boys tennis team was nothing out of the ordinary, but the visiting Lions 4-1 girls win may have raised more than a few eyebrows.

Both Liberty teams swept their singles matches over Key and took two out of three each in doubles -- dropping Key's girls mark to 5-3 overall and leaving the boys winless at 0-8.

"I figured that we would pull this match out with our doubles, but we just didn't play that well today," said Eagles coach Donna Baker. The Key girls (5-0 in the Monocacy Valley Athletic League, 0-3 in county play) will try to rebound against Boonsboro tomorrow to stay undefeated in the MVAL.

OC With the wins, the Lions improved to 3-5 (2-3 county) in girls,

and the boys improved their overall record to 4-4, picking up their first county win in five tries.

Liberty's Dawn Wilhelm and Dawn Schaffer took 10-7 and 10-6 decisions over Paula Koontz and Heather Stinson in the girls' No. 1 and No. 2 singles, respectively. No. 2 and No. 3 doubles teams of Cailin Lawler-Melissa Phelps and Katie Verokin-Angie Buscemi defeated Robin Day-Maureen Ritcey and Lindsey Bowman-Dawn Blacksten 10-6 and 10-2, respectively.

The Eagles' No. 1 doubles unit of Jen Baker and Jenny Sadler turned back Dani Anzalone and Jaine Hutchison, 10-6.

"We're very young this season, but today it came down to our experience at the No. 2 and 3 doubles,"said Liberty girls coach Mike Klingenberg.

In boys action, the Lions' Steve Speck and Geoff Downes garnered wins of 10-7 and 10-1 over Chris Crawmer and Shane Shaffer, respectively.

Liberty's No. 1 doubles team of Mike Syzmanski and Chris North dumped Colin Caprarola-Jeff Mock, 10-2, and Mike Weiner-Mike Knoerlein won their first match of the season over Andrew Dudderar-Erik Keoppar, 10-7.

Key (0-5, 0-3) had only one boys win: No. 3 doubles players Chris Bond and Ryan Griffin defeated Jason McDermottt and David Blatchford, 10-3.

"I didn't think we played badly today. We're young and inexperienced, but, hopefully, we'll get our first win tomorrow against Boonsboro," said Eagles boys coach John Baugher.

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