The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

April 16, 2014

EHS girls No. 1 doubles win at Edmond

Staff reports
Enid News & Eagle

EDMOND, Okla. — Enid’s Savannah and Alexis Blasi showed some sisterly love in winning the No. 1 doubles title at the Edmond girls tennis tournament Wednesday in the first time they played together as a team.

The Blasis upset the top-seeded team from Heritage Hall in the semifinals and then beat Edmond North’s Haley Morgan and Rylee Tucker, 2-6, 6-2, 10-3 in the finals.

Gabrielle Dick, Alexis Blasi’s normal doubles partner, was a strong fifth at No. 1 singles. She lost to No. 2 seed Jordan Henry of Southmore, 6-3, 6-2 in the quarterfinals, but lost only six  games in winning her next two matches in straight sets.

The Acers were sixth as a team with 39 points, just behind fourth-place Broken Arrow (42) and fifth-place Bixby (40).

Kaylee Heitfeld, after losing to No. 1 seed Jaci Smith of Edmond North, won her next three matches, all in straight sets, to finish ninth at No. 2 singles. She is now 9-12. Herndon said she did “a good job’’ in coming back.

The No. 2 doubles team of Abby Gwin and Mia Goulart, the No. 8 seed, were 11th at No. 2 doubles. They were 2-2 on the day to raise their record to 6-9.

“It was a good day,’’ said EHS coach Darrell Herndon. “I don’t know if we’re going to keep the Blasis together, but we’re going to experiment around with those three (them and Dick) to see what our best combination is. They all played very well.’’

The girls go to Duncan Friday. The boys go on Saturday.