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Johnsonburg girls tennis falls to Punxsutawney Lady Chucks, 7-2

September 7, 2012

Paige Martonik reaches out for a forehand during doubles action Thursday.

JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg girls tennis lost 7-2 to Punxsutawney Thursday afternoon at Johnsonburg Area High School.
"A little disappointed. I thought the girls could have played better than they did, should have played better," Johnsonburg coach Gregg Dauber said. "We worked on everything we did wrong in practice. Some are picking it up, some are struggling."
At No. 1 singles, Riley Fannin of Johnsonburg lost 6-1, 6-3 to Sierra Wasicki. Josie Del Rio lost 6-1, 6-0 to Amber Wood in No. 2 singles. Andrea Allegretto lost 6-3, 6-1 to Lauren Wolfe of Punxsutawney at No. 3 singles.
Kylie Krise of Punxsutawney won 6-0, 6-0 in No. 4 singles over Paige Martonik of Johnsonburg.
Cheyenne Johnson of Johnsonburg picked up a win over Erin Wolfe, 6-4, 6-1.
"She's really improved," Dauber said. "She has that killer instinct. She works hard. She's probably one of our most steady girls. She's playing the best out of anybody."
At No. 1 doubles, the team of Fannin/Martonik lost 8-5. The team of Del Rio/Allegretto lost 8-1 at No. 2 doubles.
At No. 3 doubles, Johnson and Paige Secco won 8-4. At No. 4 doubles the team of Megan Fannin and Olivia Perez-McGill lost 8-3.
Johnsonburg's next scheduled home match is on Monday against Bradford at 3:30 p.m.
"We got to improve on our foot speed, our footwork's horrible," Dauber said. "We're standing and watching instead of moving. The crosscourt shots, we keep hitting it to the girl at the net. We work on that every day, for some reason it's not happening. We're going to keep working at it until it gets better and we break those bad habits."

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