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Cardinal girls continue hot streak against Norwalk

The Newton girls tennis team chalked up yet another team victory with its win over Norwalk on Thursday. The Cardinals split the singles matches 3-3, but they won four out of the five doubles matches to win the meet, 7-4.

On the singles ladder, Katelyn Camp fell to Michaela Pearson 4-6, 6-0, 0 (2). She battled back after a tough first set loss for the second set sweep, but Pearson dominated the tiebreak 10-2. Jennifer Ventling played in the two spot for Newton and fell to Sam Roemer 3-6, 2-6. In the three spot for Newton, Katelin Klyn fell to Sarah Roemer 2-6, 0-6. The back end of the singles ladder picked up the slack for the Cards, however, In the four spot, Holly Vander Pol won 6-4, 6-1. Krystal Mapes won her match in the five spot, 6-1, 6-3. Finally Caitlin Combs rolled over Brooke Westphalen, winning 6-2, 6-1.

The doubles matches went much more favorably for the Cardinals. Camp/Klyn beat Roemer/Roemer 6-2, 6-0 in a quick match. Norwalk bounced back as Ventling/Vander Pol lost to Pearson/Cornish 3-6, 1-6. The Cardinals swept the rest of the matches, however, as Combs/Mapes beat Brenizer/Westphalen 6-3, 6-3, Kate Hinshaw and Monica Corso beat Becka Ober/Allison Stanley 6-2, 6-0. Finally, McKenna Heisdorfer and Hannah Squire beat Elly Hofmaier/Taya Downs 6-1, 3-6, 1 (5).

“Knowing very little about Norwalk ahead of time, I didn’t know what to expect from them, and that of course made me nervous,” Newton coach Erick Zehr said. “I wasn’t able to help Jennifer and Katelin prepare for the Roemer sisters, and I didn’t know what to expect from their lower doubles lineups. For those reasons, I was very happy to come away with a win. I am very proud of our girls for being able to face adversity and still take care of business.”

The team’s next meet is scheduled for today at 4:30 p.m.