Lady Knights net 6th straight win

By Bryan Walters -

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Still going strong.

The Point Pleasant girls tennis team picked up its sixth straight match victory on Tuesday evening following a 7-0 decision over visiting Nitro in a non-conference contest at The Courts in Mason County.

The Lady Knights (8-1) originally started their contest against the Lady Wildcats back on March 27, but inclement weather postponed the conlcusion of the event until Tuesday.

The delay, however, ultimately didn’t affect Point’s recent play as the hosts rolled to their fifth 7-0 sweep of the year.

Olivia Pyles posted an 8-5 win over Peyton Mann in first singles, while Bailey Barnett earned an 8-3 win over Lauren Volk in second singles.

Danielle Marcum scored an 8-6 win over Katie Eddy in third singles and Sarah Deem completed singles play with an 8-3 win over Hailey Hagerman in fourth singles.

Pyles and Barnett scored an 8-5 win over Mann and Volk in first doubles, while Marcum and Deem eaned an 8-4 victory over Eddy and Hagerman in second doubles.

Kenlee Bonecutter and Caroline Foreman completed the sweep with an 8-1 win over Keaira Baldwin and Katie Carnefix in third doubles.

Olivia Martin also scored a 6-1 victory for PPHS in exhibition play.

Point Pleasant returns to action on Monday when it travels to Ravenswood for a 4:30 p.m. contest.

Ravenswood handed the Lady Knights their lone setback during a 4-3 decision at PPHS back on March 24.

Bryan Walters can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2101.

By Bryan Walters