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Decatur girls’ tennis squad earns 4-3 win over Parkside

By Managing Editor, Lisa Capitelli | Apr 12, 2018

(April 13, 2018) The Stephen Decatur girls’ tennis team edged out the Parkside Rams, 4-3, on Wednesday in Salisbury.

“We got lucky with a lot of things today, especially at the end of matches where we came from behind,” Decatur Coach Jamie Greenwood said after Wednesday’s competition. “I thought we played better than we have been, but there’s still a long way to go. We’re getting better. We’re 5-1 now and we could finish 10-4.”

Sophomore Sarah Haskell took her third singles match, 8-3. Senior captain Jessie Lupiwok shut out her fourth singles opponent, 8-0.

Both doubles teams trailed early, but battled back to win. Junior captain Grace Beres and sophomore Laura Meadows topped their first doubles competition, 8-5. Seniors Amelia Nickell and Fallon Brown pulled out a 9-7 victory at second doubles.

Decatur’s boys’ team lost 3-4.

“We didn’t play as strong as we did at home last Friday against Parkside. We played better at home,” Decatur Coach Steve Berquist said. “Parkside played better than when they came down to see us. I thought we played well. Parkside just edged us out.”

Junior captains Trevor Hayes and Jonathan Petito topped their first and second singles opponents 8-5 and 8-4, respectively. They won their first doubles match, 8-4.

“They’re having a great season. They’re both 5-1,” Berquist said. “They’re starting to play really well together [at doubles].”

On Monday, Decatur will battle the Wicomico Indians at 4 p.m. in Berlin.


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