Wednesday, May 18, 2011

CIEE Exchange student's tennis victory!

WHITEHALL — They may have had a few minor setbacks, but the Townsend Bulldogs still rolled to their sixth straight Southeast Divisional tennis title.
Despite Townsend’s promising singles netter Sophie Hegg getting upset in the semifinals by Jefferson's Akari Kojo, the Bulldogs finished with 47 points, bolstered by the 1-2 punch of their doubles and singles champion Camilla Brassolatti. Brassolatti, a foreign exchange student from Brazil, topped Japan’s Kojo 7-6, 6-3 in a match dubbed the “international final” by fans.
Hegg won the consolation final 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 over Whitehall's Liz Larsen.
“Sophie lost a tough semifinal match but showed true grit by battling back and earning the consolation title with a hard fought, three-set victory,” Townsend coach John O'Dell said. “Camilla shocked the Southeast by knocking off two highly touted players (in Larsen and Kojo). Camilla defined mental toughness with her come-from-behind tie break victories.”
Paige Lewis and Annie Anderson defeated Townsend teammates Harley Breker and Kasee Clark for the doubles crown, their first divisional title.
“Both teams played incredible tennis and have a very good chance of standing on the podium on the third day in Missoula,” O'Dell said.
In addition to Kojo, third-place Jefferson advanced Shelby Connole and Abby Wing to next week's state Class B-C tourney. Connole and Wing beat Whitehall's Ashlei Huckaba and Lachyn Shaw 7-6, (7-5), 6-3 to take third place.
“I am thrilled with how great my team played throughout the tournament and look forward to taking the three players to state,” said Panthers coach Donna Miller.
Whitehall finished second, with 31 points, while Jefferson earned 27 points in the two-day tournament.

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