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Beline Obeid
May 01, 2014
The Grosse Pointe South girls' tennis team has a target on its back, thanks to its No. 1 state ranking.

It hasn't stopped the Blue Devils from beating everyone on the schedule to date.

Last week, they beat Troy 8-1 and Utica Eisenhower 8-1 before winning the Pioneer quad with 23 points.

In the win over Troy, each of the singles players, Raven Neely, Madie Flournoy, Brooke Willard and Maddie Paolucci were victorious.

Samantha Perry and Maggie Sweeney won at No. 1 doubles, as did Angelica Kalogeridis and Jennifer Moy at No. 3, Giny Hayden and Kelly Beardslee at No. 4 and Catie Vandenbrink and Audrey Doherty at No. 5.

In the Macomb Area Conference Red Division win over Eisenhower, Neely, Willard and Paolucci won their singles matches.

All five doubles teams, Perry and Sweeney, Sydney Keller and Morgane Flournoy, Kalogeridis and Moy, Hayden and Beardslee and Vandenbrink and Doherty, were winners.

South crushed the competition in the Pioneer quad. Pioneer was second with 14, followed by Grand Blanc with 10 and Holly with one.

It was also the first time ever South blanked Pioneer 8-0 and seven of the eight flights finished a perfect 3-0 with No. 2 singles player Madie Flournoy winning 2-of-3 matches.

Neely lost only one game in her three matches at No. 1 singles, and Willard and Paolucci also steamrolled their opponents at No. 3 and No. 4 singles.

Making it even more satisfying was three of the four doubles teams beat Pioneer in three sets to complete the sweep.

Perry and Sweeney won the three-set match with Pioneer 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, and Keller and Morgane Flournoy easily won 6-1, 6-1. Kalogeridis and Moy won 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 at No. 3 doubles and the No. 4 doubles squad of Hayden and Beardslee won 3-6, 6-2, 6-1.

Grosse Pointe South improved to 2-0 in the MAC Red Division and 11-0 overall.

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