Ironton tennis team gets 3rd win of season

Published 12:00 am Monday, May 12, 2003

It took awhile, but the Ironton Fighting Tigers tennis team finally got their third win of the season.

The delay wasn't because of their inability to play well, but Ironton hasn't played in 10 days due to rain and opponents being forced to make up league matches.

Ironton knocked off the Gallipolis Blue Devils Thursday and ran its record to 3-4 on the season.

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No. 1 player Rachel Wylie knocked off Jespen Jundell 6-3, 6-4 and teammate Britt Roach down Praneet Kandula 6-4, 6-4 for Ironton wins in singles play.

Joe Esmaelli got past Ironton's Paul Artis 6-1, 6-1 in the other singles match.

In doubles play, Ironton's Sarah Cartmell and Alisa Carter teamed up to beat Leila Hojat and Kelsey Huffman 6-4, 1-6, 6-4. Donnie Curnette and Andrew Sanders beat Ironton's team of A. J. Lutz and Jessi Ross 7-6, 6-0 in the other doubles match.

The Fighting Tigers host Sciotoville Community East at 4:30 p.m. Monday. The district tournament gets underway Thursday and Friday, May 14-15, at Portsmouth.