Lady Tigers nip Altoona

H.S. girls tennis

09/19/17 By Gary M. Baranec Tyrone's Tina Hollen competing against Central's Yvonne Longenecker

Hollidaysburg avenged its only loss of the season by edging Altoona, 3-2, to hand the Lady Lions their first setback in high school girls tennis on Tuesday at the AAHS Leopold Courts.

Jenee Delerme’s three-set win at No. 2 singles, combined with Payton Ruggery’s sweep at No. 3 singles and a doubles win from Paige Jodon and Chloe Love, gave the Lady Tigers the victory.

Hollidaysburg is 5-1, and Altoona is 9-1.

Jess Stevens won at No. 1 singles for Altoona, as did the No. 2 doubles team of Jasmine VonColln and Zoe Wilson.

SINGLES: Stevens, A, def. Helsel, 6-1, 6-1; 2, Delerme, H, def. Skelley, 6-1, 3-6, 7-5; 3, Ruggery, H, def. Hudson, 6-0, 6-0.

DOUBLES: Jodon-Love, H, def. Rinker-Burke, 7-6, 6-2; 2, VonColln-Wilson, A, def. Sheetz-Goodman, 7-5, 6-1.

Records: Hollidaysburg (5-1); Altoona (9-1).

Tyrone gets by Central

MARTISBURG — Tyrone captured three singles matches in what proved to be the difference in a 4-3 win over Central.

Tina Hollen, Winnie Grot and Lindsey Walk earned wins, while Hollen and Grace Gensimore teamed up to earn a Lady Eagles doubles victory.

Kierra Mountain and Lindsey Kensinger were singles victors for the Lady Dragons, while Mountain and Kenedi Berkhimer took the second doubles match.

SINGLES: 1, Hollen, T, def. Longenecker, 6-1, 6-0; 2, Grot, T, def. Berkhimer, 6-4, 6-3; 3, Mountain, C, def. McCracken, 6-2, 6-3; 4, Kensinger, C, def. Gensimore, 6-2, 7-6 (7-3); 5, Walk, T, def. Brooks, 6-0, 6-3.

DOUBLES: 1, Hollen-Gensimore, T, def. Longenecker-Rhule, 8-1; 2, Berkhimer-Mountain, C, def. Grot-Pilgrim, 8-4.

Records: Tyrone (4-2); Central (6-3).

Huntingdon wins

CLEARFIELD — Huntingdon won all five singles matches in its 5-2 win at Clearfield.

The Lady Bearcats got singles victories from Miranda Habbershon, Sadie Johnston, Paige Hollibaugh, Liv Vlasak and Abby Hollibaugh.

SINGLES: Habbershon, H, def. Gaines, 6-2, 6-3; 2, Johnston, H, def. Ki. Van Tassel, 6-2, 6-2; 3, P. Hollibaugh, H, def. Wisor, 6-2, 6-4; 4, Vlasak, H, def. Mercado, 6-0, 6-0; 5, A. Hollibaugh, H, def. Houchins, 7-5, 7-5.

DOUBLES: 1, Wisor-Kr. Van Tassel, C, def. Albaugh-Ritchey, 8-4; 2, Gaines-Ki. Van Tassel, C, def. Gearhart-Conrad, 8-0.

Records: Huntingdon (2-4).

Bedford triumphs

BEDFORD — Emily Ruhlman, Claudia Milburn and Lindsay Shuke each logged singles victories as Bedford improved to 12-1 with a 3-2 win over Somerset on Monday.

SINGLES: 1, Ruhlman, B, def. Berkebile, 6-4, 6-2. 2, Milburn, B, def. Harris, 6-4, 6-0. 3, Shuke, B, def. Sines, 7-5, 6-2.

DOUBLES: 1, Miller-Huls, S, def. Miller-Davis, 6-0, 6-0. 2, Walker-Abramowich, S, def. Imler-Mellon, 6-0, 6-1.

Records: Bedford (12-1).

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