ELNORA- North Daviess Cougar Stacey Beard took the first step toward repeating as individual sectional tennis champion on Thursday at the Tony Steele Tennis Complex at North Daviess.
Beard downed Bloomfield's Kari Schulte 6-3 and 6-4 at the No. 1 singles match. With the win, Beard will now advance to a yet unnamed opponent in the Jasper Regional early next week.
"Stacey overcame some serving struggles to win and advance to Jasper. She's poised to have a strong post-season run," said ND coach Lucas Calhoun.
Unfortunately North Daviess will not be moving on as a team, after losing 3-2 to the Lady Cardinals.
The Cougars did get a win in three sets from their No. 2 doubles team of Sarah Smith and Taylor Jeffers. The pair defeated Emma Doris and Amanda Livingston, 7-6 (7), 6-4 in the night's longest match.
"I'm proud of all my four seniors, but especially the way Sarah (Smith) came on strong during the the end of the year."
In the other doubles spot, BloomfieldÕs Rachel Helms and Emily Walker defeated Lady Cougars Cari Jo Wilson and Madison Reed, 6-2, 6-0.
At No. 2 singles, Lady Cougar Natasha Trinkle was defeated 0 and 0 by Liza Bartlett, while at No. 3, ND senior Darrah Holder lost 6-2, 6-2 to Elena Weddle.
"Tonight we played an experienced and well-coached Bloomfield team. I could not be more proud of the effort at all five spots tonight. Each girl played the best they have all-season and we have a lot to build on going into next season," added Calhoun.
Bloomfield will now meet Linton in the championship round tonight at 5 p.m. at North Daviess.
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