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Chiefs falter against Northwestern

After an opening week in which head coach Jim Stein felt his team made some nice progress, the Bellefontaine girls tennis team opened the second week of the season with a rough outing Monday.

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Bellefontaine’s Madeline Houser hits a shot during her third singles match Monday against Northwestern. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MATT HAMMOND)

The Chiefs did not win a set en route to a 5-0 loss to visiting Northwestern in a Central Buckeye Conference matchup.

“I don’t know what it was, but we just didn’t have it,” said Stein. “We didn’t get off to a good start in any of our matches and just could not get on track.”

Bellefontaine drops to 1-2 overall and 0-1 in the CBC.

The Warriors’ Chelsie Brandyberry took a 6-0, 6-0 win over Kenzie Collinsworth at first singles, Northwestern’s Chloe Dabrowski prevailed 6-1, 7-6 over Kiersten Daum at second singles and the Warriors’ Gracyn Leep won 6-4, 6-4 over Madeline Houser at third singles.

In doubles play, Ellen Snyder and Brittany Hart won 6-2, 6-4 over the Chiefs’ Hannah Vance and Kylee Jenkins at first doubles and Megan Wilson and Taylor Horner prevailed 6-3, 6-1 over Bellefontaine’s Hannah Weimer and Michelle Frantz at second doubles.

In reserve action, Bellefontaine’s Traysa Downing lost 6-1 in a singles match and Ashley Enderle and Brandy Cole were defeated 6-2 in doubles play.

Bellefontaine hosts Tecumseh today.

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