Lady Knights split with Nitro, LCHS


By Bryan Walters - bwalters@civitasmedia.com



Point Pleasant sophomore Bailey Barnett hits a forehand during an April 5 match against Spring Valley at The Courts in Point Pleasant, W.Va.


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POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — An even weekend for the Lady Knights.

The Point Pleasant girls tennis team had its two-match winning streak come to an end Friday against visiting Nitro, but the hosts rebounded nicely Saturday with a convincing victory over Lincoln County during a pair of matches at The Courts on the campus of Point Pleasant High School in Mason County.

The Lady Knights (3-6) dropped a 6-1 decision to Nitro on Friday, with the lone win coming in third doubles as the duo of Kenlee Bonecutter and Caroline Foreman posted an 8-6 victory over Katie Eddy and Katie Carnefix.

The Lady Wildcats won each of the four singles matches by counts of 8-5 or better, then picked up a pair of convincing wins in the first and second doubles competitions.

McKenna Bronosky and Bailey Barnett dropped an 8-1 decision to Olivia Darby and Tori Hanson in first doubles, while Olivia Pyles and Sarah Deem suffered an 8-3 setback to Peyton Mann and Lauren Volk in second doubles.

Darby defeated Bronosky 8-4 in first singles, while Mann claimed an 8-4 decision in second singles. Pyles dropped an 8-1 decision to Hanson in third singles and Danielle Marcum lost 8-5 in fourth singles to Volk.

The Point duo of Madison Sayre and Olivia Martin also lost a 7-2 tiebreaker to Emily Moore and Katie Eddy in a consolation match, which resulted in a 9-8 win for Nitro.

On Saturday, however, the Lady Knights were dominant against LCHS after claiming an easy 7-0 match win — with Bonecutter and Foreman picking up a forefeit win due to a lack of Lincoln County players in third doubles.

Bronosky and Barnett captured an 8-1 win in first doubles over Candace Smith and Madison Bowman, then the PPHS duo of Pyles and Deem earned an 8-0 decision over Holly Adkins and Anna Smith in second doubles.

Bronosky posted an 8-3 win in first singles over Candace Smith, while Barnett earned an 8-2 victory over Bowman in second singles.

Pyles claimed an 8-0 decision over Adkins in third singles and Marcum was an 8-0 winner over Katie Carter in fourth singles.

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Point Pleasant sophomore Bailey Barnett hits a forehand during an April 5 match against Spring Valley at The Courts in Point Pleasant, W.Va.
http://mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_4.20-PP-Barnett.jpgPoint Pleasant sophomore Bailey Barnett hits a forehand during an April 5 match against Spring Valley at The Courts in Point Pleasant, W.Va. Bryan Walters/OVP Sports

By Bryan Walters

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