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Loogootee finishes fourth in
Jasper Invitational
   The Loogootee tennis team competed in the Jasper Invitational on April 17 and 18.    
Varsity action teams finished:  1. Jasper (J) 42; 2. Greenwood (G) 30; 3. Southridge (S) 27; 4. Loogootee (L) 24; 5. Jasper 2 (J2) 20; 6. Vin. Lincoln (V) 17; 7. Yorktown (Y) 15; and 8. Perry Meridian (PM) 10.
  Note: There were not enough teams so Jasper filled the final spot with a second team, Jasper 2.
   “I was extremely pleased with the way we played in this tourney,” said Loogootee Coach Mike Tippery. “We had eight total wins out of 15 matches against tough competition and were just a few points away from winning a couple more. Playing this level of competition in this kind of tournament atmosphere will only make us better as a team.”
  Emily Callahan finished in 6th Place at No. 1 singles: Round 1 – Katy Vasalakis (Yorktown) defeated Emily Callahan (L) 6-2, 6-1; Round 2 – Emily Callahan (L) defeated Andrea Laugle (PM) 5-7, 6-3, 1-0 (4); Round 3 – Lauren Monesmith (J) defeated Emily Callahan 6-0, 6-0.
   Andrea Vaupel finished in 3rd place at No. 2 singles: Round 1 – Andrea Vaupel (L) defeated Jordan Reese (S) 7-5, 6-1; Round 2 – Lydia Schroeder (J) defeated Andrea Vaupel (L) 6-3, 6-3; Round 3 – Andrea Vaupel (L) defeated Laura Arila (Yorktown) 6-4, 6-3.
  Brittney Bateman finished in 7th place at No. 3 singles: Round 1 – Katy Schnarr (J) defeated Brittney Bateman 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (7); Round 2 – Katie Whitsitt (S) defeated Brittney Bateman 5-7, 7-5, 1-0 (4); Round 3 – Brittney Bateman (L) defeated Emily Mazanares (PM) 6-4, 6-0.
  At No. 1 doubles the Lady Lions won their first two matches and settled for second place:  Round 1 – Sarah Allen/Valerie Wickman (L) defeated Kenzie Held/Katie Lamarche (V) 7-6 (3) 6-2; Round 2 – Sarah Allen/Valerie Wickman (L) defeated Paige Lueken/Cheri Beckman (J2) 2-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10); Round 3 – Janel Seng/Abby Gelhausen (J) defeated Sarah Allen/Valerie Wickman (L) 6-0, 6-0.
  Loogootee finished third in No. 2 doubles action: Round 1 – Kelli Potts/Ashton Matthews (L) defeated Kara Bennenan/Katie Peterson (PM) 6-2, 7-6 (5); Round 2 – Katlin Seger/Alexandra Chamberlain (J) defeated Kelli Potts/Ashton Matthews (L) 6-4, 6-2; Round 3 – Kelli Potts/Ashton Matthews (L) defeated Robin Fromme/Morgan Hassfurther (J2) 6-3, 6-4.
   Coach Tippery commented about the tourney, “There were not enough teams so Jasper filled the final spot with a second team (Jasper 2). We caught a tough break in that the way things played out, we were the only team to face No. 7 Jasper in all five positions. We were 0-5 in those matches but competed well. We were 8-2 in the remaining matches.”
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In varsity action at the Jasper Invitational the tennis team of Sarah Allen/Valerie Wickman placed 2nd in No. 1 doubles position. Hannah Lamar was medalist at the Jasper Invitational at No. 1 singles, finishing in 1st place in junior varsity action. Shown (L-R): Valerie Wickman, Sarah Allen, and Hannah Lamar
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