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May 01, 2014
The University Liggett girls' tennis team won its dual match last week, beating Almont 7-1.

"Another cold and windy day up in Almont for our varsity girls' match," head coach Cathy Hackenberger said. "We were missing Caroline Eckrich at the a doubles spot but had Paris Burton filling-in for us.

"All matches went well with solid wins in all our singles and doubles matches with the exception of a three set loss at No. 1 doubles.

"Our team brought extra players Hannah Sword, Tamara Ajjour, Therese Drettmann and Paris Burton. All extras won easily in their eight game pro-set matches."

In singles matches, Sabrina Ajjour beat Ellen Papineau 6-1, 6-2 at No. 1, while Sara Anthony defeated Maria Manko 6-1, 6-4 at No. 2.

At No. 3, Jane Ninivaggi beat Faith Standfest 6-2, 6-4, and Hannah Homsy defeated Olivia Bussone 6-1, 7-5 at No. 4.

The Knights' No. 1 doubles team of Paris Burton and Mara Hiller dropped a tough 0-6, 6-4, 6-4 match to Clare Kmetz and Jordan Wichman, but Ellene Bricolas and Rita Sidhu beat Cecilia Biolchini and Victoria Kendziora 7-5, 6-2 at No. 2 doubles.

Rayna Patel and Gabby Cavatio cruised to an easy 6-1, 6-0 win over Ryann Coenen and Sarah Stroup at No. 3 doubles, and at No. 4 doubles, Renata Szymanski and Grace Drettman defeated Jessie Sanchez and Katie Smith 6-3, 6-1.

In other recent action, Liggett tied Ann Arbor Greenhills 4-4 to set its record at 3-1-1 overall and has placed third in two quad matches.

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