Lady Knights net pair of wins


By Bryan Walters - bwalters@civitasmedia.com



Point Pleasant junior Olivia Pyles hits a forehand return during a March 21 match against Spring Valley at The Courts in Point Pleasant, W.Va.


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MADISON, W.Va. — A strong way to rebound.

After suffering its first match loss of the season Friday night to Ravenswood, the Point Pleasant girls tennis team put together consecutive 7-0 victories on Saturday against both Sherman and host Scott in a pair of non-conference contests in Boone County.

The Lady Knights (4-1) surrendered only four games total to Sherman in the opening 7-0 win of the day, which included four 8-0 victories in the seven matches held — including sweeps in all three doubles matches.

Olivia Pyles and Bailey Barnett claimed an 8-0 win over Cassie Keith and Kristen Cochran in first doubles, then Danielle Marcum and Sarah Deem netted an 8-0 win over Kayle Whitehead and Abby Bolton in second doubles.

Kenlee Bonecutter and Caroline Foreman also landed an 8-0 win over Kendra Panell and Hannah Guthrie in third doubles.

Pyles captured an 8-1 decision over Keith in first singles and Barnett earned an 8-2 win over Cochran in second singles. Marcum scored an 8-1 win over Kayla Hartsell in third singles and Deem completed the sweep with an 8-0 win over Courtney Hensley in fourth singles.

PPHS had a tougher go of things with Scott, but the end result was the same.

Pyles and Barnett claimed an 8-3 win over Brooklyn Pridemore and Piper Cook in first doubles, while Marcum and Deem netted an 8-2 win over Lexie Trammell and Alexis McNabb in second doubles. Bonecutter and Foreman also scored an 8-1 win over Amelia Setzer and Makaila West in third doubles.

Pyles earned an 8-4 win in first singles over Pridemore, while Barnett beat Cook by an 8-3 count in second singles. Marcum won 8-1 over Trammell in third singles and Deem completed the sweep with an 8-2 win over McNabb in fourth singles.

The Lady Knights suffered a 4-3 setback to Ravenswood on Friday, with the tiebreaking third singles match coming down to a tiebreaker.

Barnett scored an 8-4 win over Erin Burks in second singles and Deem earned an 8-4 win over Tara Phillips in fourth singles. Barnett and Pyles also landed an 8-4 win over Burks and Grace Weekley in first doubles.

Pyles dropped an 8-1 decision to Weekley in first singles. Marcum and Deem lost an 8-5 decision to Phillips and Molly McCutcheon in second doubles, while Bonecutter and Foreman dropped a 9-7 decision to Jillian Throneberry and Cheyenne Curtis in third doubles.

The final match of the night was between Marcum and McCutcheon in third singles, which ultimately resulted in a 9-8 win for Ravenswood following a 7-2 outcome in the tiebreaker.

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Point Pleasant junior Olivia Pyles hits a forehand return during a March 21 match against Spring Valley at The Courts in Point Pleasant, W.Va.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/03/web1_3.28-PP-Pyles.jpgPoint Pleasant junior Olivia Pyles hits a forehand return during a March 21 match against Spring Valley at The Courts in Point Pleasant, W.Va. Bryan Walters/OVP Sports

By Bryan Walters

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