Lady Knights fall to St. Joe

By Bryan Walters -

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A tough way to finish the regular season.

The Point Pleasant girls tennis team dropped its fifth straight decision on Thursday night following a 6-1 setback to host Huntington Saint Joseph in a non-conference match at Ritter Park in Cabell County.

The Lady Knights (9-7) were overmatched in singles competition after yielding just six games in the four individual matches, but the guests made things a little tougher in doubles play.

Kenlee Boncutter and Caroline Foreman picked up the lone PPHS win with an 8-1 decision over Andrea Figler and Tayrn Queen in third doubles.

Danielle Marcum and Sarah Deem almost picked up a second win after dropping a 9-7 decision on a tiebreaker to Alyse Lewis and Lainey Blatt in second doubles.

Olivia Pyles and Bailey Barnett dropped an 8-1 decision to Audrey Haeberlin and Parvanee Karimpour in first doubles action.

Haeberlin scored an 8-0 win over Pyles in first singles and Karimpour earned an 8-1 victory over Barnett in second singles. Lewis defeated Marcum by an 8-0 count in third singles, while Blatt beat Deem in fourth singles by an 8-5 count.

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

By Bryan Walters