Point tennis nets 5-2 win over Lady Irish

Bryan Walters

April 16, 2014

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — A first for the home team.

The Point Pleasant girls tennis team captured its first-ever team win at the new courts Tuesday night following a 5-2 decision over visiting Huntington St. Joseph in a non-conference matchup in Mason County.

The Lady Knights (2-7) posted winning records in both singles and doubles play en route to earning their second triumph in three matches. PPHS started the season with an 0-6 record before Saturday’s 6-1 road win over Lincoln County.

Valerie Smith claimed a 9-8 victory over Taranee Karimpour in first singles after winning a 7-3 tiebreaker, while Kelsey Allbright posted a 9-7 decision over Alyse Lewis in second singles. Gretchen Nibert also earned an 8-3 win over Beanie Vance in fourth singles.

Parvanee Karimpour defeated Kaitlyn Dunn by an 8-2 margin in third singles. HSJ earned its other win by forfeit in third doubles.

Smith and Allbright posted an 8-2 win over the Karimpours in first doubles, while Dunn and Nibert earned an 8-3 win over Lewis and Mackenzie Shepard in second doubles.