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Lady Saints Sink Seminole While Men Fall Short in OKC
04/05/2014
 

The #20 Seward County Saints just missed an upset of #4 Seminole State Thursday afternoon in Oklahoma City, winning all four singles matches played, but losing both doubles battles and forfeiting the other three spots in a 5-4 loss to the Trojans to fall to 1-3 on the year.

Despite playing without their 7th ranked doubles team, Seminole was able to capture a shocking win at #1 doubles when Alex Brown and Ryan Bridges upset the Saints #1 ranked duo of Ronzai Saurombe and Alejandro Gonzalez 8-2 to take an early 1-0 lead in the match.  The Saints didn't have any better luck at #2 doubles as Seward's Trevor Kipping and Colin Glassman fell 8-2 to Mitch Vechione and Drew Forsyth to put the Trojans up 2-0.  Unfortunately for Seward, having to forfeit three spots, that was the match for the Saints as Seminole took a 5-0 lead.

The Saints kept playing though and #41 Gonzalez picked up a 6-1, 6-1 win over Forsyth in his first #1 action of the season.  In #2 singles it was Saurombe all over Brown for Seminole, defeating him 6-0 in the first set before Brown retired down 3-0 in the second.  In #3 singles Kipping won 6-1, 6-4 in straight sets over Vechione and Glassman picked up his first win of the spring at #4 singles with a  6-1, 6-4 drubbing of Brady Mathews to make the final score look close at 5-4.

The Saints fall to 1-3 on the year with the loss and their individual match record sits at 16-20 overall despite a 16-8 mark in matches played.

Seward will continue their Midwest swing on Friday as they compete in the Trojan Dual Match Classic, taking on #5 Collin County to open things at 9:00, followed by a matchup against Seminole State or Barton in the second round of the tournament later Friday afternoon.

 

The Seward County Lady Saints started arguably their toughest stretch of the year on Thursday afternoon in Oklahoma City as they took on the host Seminole State Lady Trojans in a dual meet.  Seward took an early 2-1 lead after doubles action, and remained up 4-3 later on when the Lady Saints Grace Golden picked up a win at #6 singles to seal the deal for Seward, giving them a 5-4 win over #18 Seminole.

In a classic #1 doubles matchup, Seward's 5th ranked duo of Paula Lopez and Paula Coyos took on Seminole State's 4th ranked pair of Helga Pinones and Shawnee Brelsford.  After Pinones and Brelsford grabbed an early 4-0 lead and looked well on their way to a win, Lopez and Coyos stormed back for Seward, winning 8 of the final 9 games of the set to win 8-5.  In #2 doubles play Kathryn Roohan and Jackie Arnold took care of business for the Lady Saints, easily defeating Hannah Tomlinson and Kristen Baker of Seminole 8-3 to put Seward up 2-0.  Seminole got their only win in doubles action at #3 where Sherrill Marble and Ashley Bryen defeated the Lady Saints Grace Golden and Naomie Bukassa 8-3.

In what was anticipated to be a good matchup at #1 singles, Lopez, ranked 14th in the ITA rankings, had no problem with 24th ranked Brelsford, defeating her 6-1, 6-2 to give Seward a 3-1 lead.  The match of the day came in #2 singles where 7th ranked Pinones won a grinder over 27th ranked Coyos 6-3, 6-7 (4), 10-6 while Tomlinson knocked off Roohan in #3 action to tie the score at 3.  Arnold picked up another point for Seward with a 6-3, 6-0 win in #4 singles, easily defeating Haley Pope of Seminole, but the Lady Trojans drew even with a 6-2, 6-1 win in #5 action where Marble beat Bukassa.  It all came down to #6 singles where Golden was taking on Bryen.  Golden had little trouble in the first set, winning 6-2, but found herself down 5-1 in the second set before rallying to win six straight sets to take the match with a  7-5 win to clinch the dual for the Lady Saints 5-4.

With the victory #16 Seward improves to 5-2 overall on the season while their individual match record moves to 36-27 on the year.

The Lady Saints continue their tough stretch on Friday when they take part in the Trojan Dual Match Classic on Friday where they will take on #7 North Central Texas at 12:00 and #25 Jacksonville at 3:30.

Roy Allen

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