The Times West Virginian

April 20, 2013

East tennis sweeps rival Polar Bears

By Nick Cammuso
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — The East Fairmont girls’ tennis team kept its recent roll going on Thursday with a 6-1 home win over Fairmont Senior.

The Bees, now 13-4 overall, rolled to four wins in singles play and another two in doubles.

No. 1 Catherine Boyles topped the Polar Bears’ Katie Nestor in an 8-0 decision, while East’s Skyler Morgan beat Megan Branch by the same score in No. 2 play.

Jacqueline Costello also topped Alissa Link, 8-1, as did Brittiany Brumage in a victory over Maya Matnai.

In doubles action, Boyles and Marcie Corder edged Nestor and Branch for an 8-6 win and the Bees’ Nettie Barber and Olivia Kulju defeated Avery Towns and Sara Simons, 9-7.

Fairmont Senior’s lone win came in No. 2 doubles, where Link and Matnai rolled past Morgan and Cara Laswell for an 8-3 win.

On the boys side, the Bees edged the Polar Bears for a 4-3, tightly-contested win at Wave Tek.

East found much of its success in doubles, winning two of three matches on Thursday.

Khris Musgrove and Brighton Kunce slipped past Grant Holbert and Logan Orton for an 8-5 win in No. 1 action, while the Bees’ Jordan Leonard and Jason Mills doubled up Trey Girocelli and Trevor DeVaul, 8-4.

Fairmont Senior also took a doubles match, as Michael Buonaiauto and Taylor Campbell notched an 8-2 decision over Ben Costello and Joseph Sarsfield.

In singles, the teams spilt the four matches.

Musgrove topped Holbert, 8-5; Kunce beat Orton, 8-0; Buonaiauto beat Costello, 8-1, and Campbell beat Sarsfield, 8-4.

East, whose home match Friday with Oak Glen was called due to rain, hosts Bridgeport on Monday. Fairmont Senior will visit Preston on Wednesday.

Lacrosse

FSHS rolls

past Indians

The Fairmont Senior boys’ lacrosse team got back on the winning track on Thursday with a 14-3 rout at Bridgeport.

In all, seven players had goals for the Polar Bears, who just missed their single-season high in scoring.

Dakota Stingo again led the way offensively, finishing with five goals and an assist. Ayden Hansen added a hat trick with three goals and Brent Pacoe added two.

Four others — Jonah Freeland, Tyler Drennen, Jeremy Sheppard and Justin Sloan — chipped in one goal apiece. Sloan also added an assist.

Goalie Denzel Pitts had eight saves in net for the Polar Bears.

Fairmont Senior hosts Preston on Wednesday.

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