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Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016

Charleston tennis squad blanks Chaffee in season opener, 9-0

Tuesday, August 28, 2001

CHAFFEE - The Charleston Bluejays girls tennis team opened the season with a 9-0 win over Chaffee on Monday.

Chaffee, which is competing with just five girls, had a couple of forfeits, but they were still able to compete in some of the matches.

"(Chaffee head coach) Amanda Horrell has done a good job with those girls," said Charleston head coach Mitch Baker.

"Chaffee used to be really good and she's getting them back on track."

Three of the matches went to 8-6: No. 3 Cortney McClendon over Nicole Poe, No. 4 Emily Rolwing over Brittney Bennett and the No. 1 doubles team of Emily McDowell and Mindi Leuhmann over Katie Pfefferkorn and Callie Meyer.

In the other matches, No. 1 McDowell beat Pfefferkorn 8-3, No. 2 Britt Story beat Meyer 8-3 and Ashley Barnhill beat Shannon Hampton 8-0.

In doubles, Story and McClendon beat Poe and Bennett 8-2.

"With the exception of Barnhill, we didn't play well," said Baker. "We were very inconsistent and we had way too many unforced errors. I guess that's the way it goes in the first match of the year. I wasn't happy with how we played and the girls weren't either."

Charleston will host Dexter today at 4 p.m.