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Arrows win on senior night

By Times Staff
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The Sullivan High School girls tennis team honored seniors Gabriele Burkhart, Janae Willis, Lydia Sharp and Jaydyn Rickard before defeating Linton 4-1 on Wednesday.
“All played in the varsity match as we beat Linton 4-1,” said Sullivan coach Wes Kirk. “Gabriele continued her stellar play this season with a win at the top singles spot.
“Abbie (Pirtle) was in the win column tonight also despite battling a sore wrist. Jaydyn saw her first varsity match tonight and played well in a match that was much closer than the scores indicated. At one and two doubles, Janae and Brooke (Lueking) and Lydia and Annie (Smith) did a nice job keeping their shots away from the net players while also scoring on volley opportunities when presented.”  
Allie Arnett, Lexie Baker and Peyton Sisl all won in junior varsity single matches and Savannah Monahan and Kaylee Jones won in junior varsity doubles.  
The Lady Arrows (5-3) will play Friday at Greencastle.
“Our program is grateful for the significant contributions of this senior class to the Sullivan girls tennis team and appreciative of the support given by all of the senior parents through the years,” said Kirk.

Varsity
Sullivan 4, Linton 1
Singles
1. Gabriele Burkhart (S) d. Hayden House, 6-0, 6-1
2. Abbie Pirtle (S) d. Ellie Brewer, 6-3, 6-1
3. Reghan Moody (L) d. Jaydyn Rickard (S), 6-0, 6-0
Doubles
1. Janae Willis/Brooke Lueking (S) d. Audrey Moore/Isabel Meek, 6-1, 6-3
2. Lydia Sharp/Annie Smith (S) d. Emily Hayden/Taylor Riggleman, 6-2, 6-2


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