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A double dose of perfection

May 14, 2003|by JACK HILL III

Two doubles teams stayed perfect Tuesday during the finals of the Washington County Tennis Championships at North Hagerstown High School.

Jonathan Martin and Brian Huguenin of North Hagerstown raised their record to 19-0 when they beat Ling Xiao and Tom Mitterndorfer of South Hagerstown, 6-0, 6-3.

"When we were undefeated after the first few matches in the beginning of the season, we thought that we could win the county title," Martin said. "We probably played our best tennis of the tournament during the first set of the championship match."

"In the championship match, we just came together," Huguenin said. "I'm very happy that we are still undefeated at this point."

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The Williamsport team of Meggie Miller and Kara Hoffman improved to 16-0, defeating Jenny Tolbert and Sarah Macht of North Hagerstown, 7-5, 6-3.

"I felt that both of us did well today," Miller said. "We just have to get prepared for the regionals next week."

"We knew that the doubles team of Tolbert and Macht was going to be our toughest competition," Hoffman said. "Their serving was very good and consistent all the time. We just had to be ready for it."

The Williamsport mixed doubles team of Mike Stambaugh and Jamie Pritchett beat teammates Tonty Tawady and Brittany Higgins, 6-1, 6-0.

Tim Gaines of Smithsburg defeated David Macht of North Hagerstown, 1-6, 6-2, 6-2.

"I worked hard and I never gave up," Gaines said. "David Macht was a great player and I am glad that I came out on top."

Shana Ruff of North Hagerstown defeated teammate Leslie Schoeck, 6-2, 1-6, 6-1.

"I just tried to do stuff that I could do, like hitting all the corners," Ruff said. "I just tried to stay focused the whole time."

Williamsport won the girls team title with 37 points. North Hagerstown (30) was second.

Smithsburg squeezed out the boys team title with 23 points. North Hagerstown (22) and Williamsport (22) were second.

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