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Lady Pioneers earn sweep
WCHS-tennis
Elizabeth Oxley serves during her doubles match against Van Buren County. Oxley teamed with fellow freshman Madison Todd to win two doubles sets and picked up a singles win as well to help the Lady Pioneers win the match. - photo by Jeff Simmons


The Warren County High School girls tennis team has had an up-and-down season, but coach David Dunlap’s team had its best match Thursday.
The Lady Pioneers were dominant against Van Buren County at McMinnville Civic Center, defeating the Lady Eagles 10-0.
Warren County was equally as impressive in singles and doubles, as the Lady Pioneers were 6-0 in singles and won all four doubles matches.
Coach Dunlap’s two freshmen were busy, as Madison Todd and Elizabeth Oxley both won singles matches and teamed to win two doubles sets.
Todd defeated Alli Howard 8-0 to begin her day, while Oxley won 8-1 over Whitney Cunningham. Todd and Oxley followed by winning two doubles matches 8-6 and 8-0.
Like the two freshmen who won convincingly, coach Dunlap’s most experienced players also had little trouble picking up wins.
Junior Kathryn McCormick won her No. 1 singles match against Abbie Bouldin 8-4, while sophomore Peyton Baker defeated Lyndsey Potter 8-0. McCormick and Baker also won a doubles set, defeating Bouldin and Potter 8-6.
Sophomore Susie Brown had little trouble with Kristen Brymer in singles, winning 8-3. Tanisha Ramirez also won easily in singles, defeating Kristen McCoy 8-1. Brown and Ramirez teamed to defeat Brymer and McCoy 8-2.
On a sunny day at the Civic Center, coach Dunlap couldn’t have been more pleased with his team’s performance.
“Our team’s score, like the weather, was perfect,” said Dunlap.
Warren County improved to 7-6 with the win. The Lady Pioneers will return to the court Tuesday when they play host to McMinn County. Action at McMinnville Civic Center will begin at 4 p.m.

Pioneers pound Eagles

Coach Dunlap gave the majority of his boys team the day off, but it still didn’t stop the Pioneers from improving to 13-0 with a big win over Van Buren County.
Warren County won 8-1, even though coach Dunlap’s top five players took the day off to watch their teammates play.
Will Marttala, playing on his birthday, stepped into the No. 1 singles role and defeated Austin Duncan 8-3. Austin Sauer moved up into the No. 2 spot and dispatched Tyler Turner 8-2 in their set. Marttala and Sauer teamed to win their doubles match 8-0.
Nat Treratanaphan, who joined the team as a transfer student this season, won 8-1 over Chase Lefehvre. Freshman Ben Gawel stepped up with a 8-4 win over Alex Campbell. Treratanaphan and Gawel were able to take down the Eagles top doubles team of Duncan and Turner 8-4.
James Gillies had the most competitive match of the afternoon. Gillies needed four tiebreakers to ultimately defeat Gus Martin 9-8.
Sauer returned for the last match, teaming with Steven Felty to defeat Campbell and Lefehvre 8-4 in doubles.
Coach Dunlap’s full roster should be back in play next week when McMinn County comes to town. Warren County was eliminated in the regional tournament last season by McMinn County.
The Pioneers will look to avenge the loss on Tuesday at McMinnville Civic Center. The match will begin at 4 p.m.