FRANKFORT — The Western Boone tennis team took care of business in their Sagamore Conference opener on Monday afternoon.

The Stars traveled to Frankfort and topped the Hot Dogs 5-0 to improve to 4-3 on the season.

“We wanted to go undefeated in our two conference matches this week, and today was step one of that,” Western Boone head coach Colin Haney said.

This was the fourth match in three days for the Stars, who hosted their tournament on Saturday.

They also have scheduled matches on Tuesday and Wednesday, providing a little bit of a hectic schedule.

The Stars were able to get off the courts pretty quick Monday, winning every match in straight sets – which was important given the schedule.

“That was really helpful, especially having the tournament on Saturday,” Haney said. “I told the girls I wanted them to jump ahead and control the matches early. They did a good job of that.”

Western Boone swept the doubles matches quickly.

At No. 1 doubles, Makaila Arnold and Addie Jones topped Lilly Holston and Carleigh Williams 6-2, 6-1. At No. 2 doubles, the team of Jada Smith and Olivia Neff defeated Alaina Dudley and Kate Gabe 6-0, 6-0.

“Our No. 2 doubles has played great,” Haney said. “That was their fourth win in a row, and I like what they are doing over there. We have had a little bit of a different look at No. 1 doubles, with Addie Jones filling in for Maddie Hawkins and she has really stepped up in a big way and done well.”

At No. 1 singles, Marli Ransom won 6-4, 7-5 over Libby Pierce.

At No. 2 singles, Jaden Maze topped Emma Wilder 6-4, 7-5 and at No. 3 singles, Leelah Fettig defeated Lizzie Kurth 6-1, 6-1.

“Leelah is improving every match,” Haney said. “There were a couple things early on that we wanted her to work on, and she has done a great job of making corrections and getting better each match.”

Western Boone is back in action Tuesday at North Montgomery, then travel to Lafayette Jeff on Wednesday.

Haney said there are a few things he wants his team to focus on.

“We have to limit our unforced errors,” Haney said. “We gave up too many points for free today, and that caused us to drop a few games we shouldn’t have.”

Will Willems is the Sports Editor of the Lebanon Reporter. Follow him on Twitter @Will_Willems.

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