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Lady Mustangs netters outlast SAA

The South Effingham girls tennis team took all three singles matches from Savannah Arts Academy on its way to a 4-1 win Wednesday.

Top seed Jessie Kessler beat Morgan Moore 6-1, 6-1, No. 2 seed Allison Williford beat Jessica Segel 7-6 (7-2), 6-4 and No. 3 seed Courtney Edenfield downed Caitlin Curtstinger 6-4, 6-1.

South Effingham’s No. 2 doubles team of Kylie Adams and Raven Giles edged Jenna Ouzts and Julie Overvold 7-6 (7-1) and 7-6 (7-5). SAA’s top doubles team of Ashley Rutherford and Maggie Grimm beat Katherine Perrin and Casie Hiatt 6-4, 6-2.

SAA’s boys beat South Effingham 3-2. Mustangs top singles seed Geoff Beecher rallied to beat Dane Knudson 3-6, 6-4 and 6-1. SAA’s Thien Nguen beat Sam Barber 7-6 (7-2) and 6-4 at No. 2 singles and Manish Danyaui beat Ryan Kessler 7-6, 2-6 with a 10-8 tiebreaker used to determine the third set because of darkness.

South Effingham’s No. 2 doubles team of Nick Edel and Austin Kuster beat SAA’s Michael Chesnut and Stephen Plank 6-0, 6-0. The Mustangs top doubles team of Max Barber and Tyler Jenkins dropped a long three-setter to Matt Schuman and Chris Soufi, 7-6 (8-6), 4-6 and 6-1.

In extra matches, the Lady Mustangs doubles team of Meghan Smith and Ansley Triplett won 6-1, 6-4 and the boys tandem of Mark Tanner and Cody Schmelter won 6-1, 6-0.