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Seahawks tennis teams top Warriors in first match of yr.

(March 29, 2013) The Stephen Decatur girls’ tennis team shut out the Pocomoke Warriors, 7-0, in the season opener last Friday on the road.

The Lady Seahawks who won their first through fifth singles matches were seniors Madison Pope (forfeit), Emmalee Murrell (8-1), Tori Whigham (8-2), Libby Withers (8-3) and Lexi Ashton (8-1).

Juniors Ashley DePaul and Charlotte Petsche outscored their first doubles competition 8-0.

Sophomore Delaney Iacona and junior Valerie Petsche earned an 8-0 victory at second doubles.

“For the few days we’ve been outside and had the ability to hit, I thought the girls played well,” said Coach Jamie Greenwood. The weather has been a factor for teams this spring. Snow, for instance, caused the cancellation of practice the day before the March 22 match.

Leading the boys’ team to a 5-2 victory, were seniors Tim VanVonno and Joe Iacona, who topped their second and third singles opponents 8-1 and 8-0, respectively. Logan Simpson, a senior, logged an 8-0 shutout at fifth singles.

First doubles partners, juniors Chase Eslin and Zach Elmer, edged out their competition 8-5.

Junior Tyler Angelo and senior Steven Redner, newcomers to the Decatur team, won their second doubles match 8-0.

Coach Steve Berquist said the Seahawks played well overall and that it was a good start to the season.

“I was really pleased. Pocomoke had a good team,” Berquist said. “Tim and Joe really handled their players and Logan played great at fifth singles. First doubles was a tough match, but they pulled it out, and Tyler and Steven’s teamwork from soccer carried over and they did a great job.”

Decatur will travel to Princess Anne and play the Washington Jaguars on Tuesday.

Lisa Capitelli, Ocean City Today
Lisa Capitelli, Ocean City Today
Managing Editor Lisa Capitelli, a New York native, entered Salisbury University (then Salisbury State) in the fall of 1998 and graduated in the spring of 2002 with a Bachelors of Arts degree. She majored in communication arts, and minored in art, with concentration on photography. Lisa began her career at Ocean City Today as a staff writer in February 2003. She was promoted to Assistant Editor in August 2011 and Managing Editor in May, 2013. Editorial responsibilities include covering sports — from local high school games, to fishing tournaments and recreation and park programs, the business community and weekly happenings, events and activities.

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