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Trojans dominate NU High with 8-1 victory

April 24, 2012
By Steve Bearden , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

The South Tama County girls tennis team recorded its second-consecutive win over a North Iowa Cedar League opponent on Friday when it downed Northern University High by a score of 8-1.

STC senior Kendra Bradley set the stage for a successful night when she defeated NU High's Christine McKenna 10-2 at No. 1 Singles. Bradley served exceptionally well and utilized a steady ground game to make her way to victory.

At No. 2 Singles, sophomore Emily Martin demolished Hannah Newgren of NU High by a score of 10-1. Martin's aggressive game proved too much as she took charge of the match early and never looked back. South Tama's Madison Baack served well in her 10-2 victory over Maragret Creeden at No. 3 Singles. She also relied heavily on her backhand throughout the match to win many points.

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South Tama County Kendra Bradley returns a volley during a home match last week. Bradley helped the Trojans beat Northern University High on Friday.

STC Senior Sarah Holtz found herself down 6-0 early in her match against Anna Backstrom at No. 4 Singles. Holtz steadied her game in order to charge back to even things up. The veteran player nearly pulled off the comeback, but fell 10-7.

South Tama's Sierra Old Bear took to the court against NU High's Hannah Davis at No. 5 Singles. Old Bear's all-court game made her tough to beat. She prevailed 10-3. In the final singles match, STC Senior Alexandrah Walker outdualed Caroline Sell to post a 10-6 victory.

In doubles action, South Tama's Bradley-Holtz teamed up at No. 1 doubles to down McKenna-Newgren 10-3. STC's Martin-Baack blasted Creeden-Backstrom 10-1 at No. 2 doubles. South Tama's final match win came from Old Bear-Walker who defeated Davis-Sell 10-4 at No. 3 doubles.

The Trojans next play on April 30 at 4:15 p.m. at home against Dike-New Hartford.



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