Johnsonburg girls tennis downs Clearfield, 9-0

JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg girls tennis won its first match of the season with a 9-0 sweep of Clearfield Wednesday afternoon at Johnsonburg Area High School. “I feel good for them, they work hard,” Johnsonburg coach Gregg Dauber said. “They were there, they were there the last several matches. They’re close, they finally broke through. I’m happy for them. It’s not from a lack of effort, they work really hard.”At No. 1 singles, Taylor Scida won 6-1, 6-2 over Lauren Whitmer of Clearfield. Riley Fannin of Johnsonburg was victorious at No. 2 singles with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Yesh Patel. Paige Martonik was a 6-1, 6-2 winner in No. 3 singles action over Liz Lanager of Clearfield. Josie Del Rio won 6-2, 6-1 over Rachel Johnson of Clearfield in the No. 4 singles match. Cheyenne Johnson was the winner in No. 5 singles with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Rayana Kavelack. In No. 1 doubles, the Johnsonburg team of Scida/Fannin won 8-0 over Whitmer/Patel. The team of Del Rio/Martonik won 8-2 in No. 2 doubles action over Lanager/Johnson. Cheyenne Johnson and Andrea Taylor won in No. 3 doubles over Abby Welker by Emily Ramsey by a score of 8-1. Paige Secco and Ann Carnahan secured an 8-2 victory in No. 4 doubles over Rachel Johnson and Kavelack. Dauber said the tennis players are improving as the season has gone on, especially with the busy schedule the Ramettes have had in the last few days. “We haven’t been able to practice because we’ve had a match the last seven days without counting weekends, Dauber said. “We haven’t been able to work on anything so we’re working on the fly and they’re doing real well. Everybody’s improving, that’s all you can ask for.” Johnsonburg is scheduled to play at DuBois for a 3:30 p.m. match today. “ECC was tough, they’re a good team,” Dauber said. “We got to go to DuBois if it doesn’t rain. Hopefully, we can give them a run. All the girls are playing better and I’m happy for them, they deserve it. They worked hard.”