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Busy schedules await for I-L teams

Inter-Lakes’ Mikaela O’Neil skies for an overhead shot during action earlier this season. Jeff Lajoie. (click for larger version)
May 02, 2011
MEREDITH – Just before shutting down for vacation week, the Inter-Lakes High School girls' tennis team split a pair of matches, as the Lakers blanked Prospect Mountain, 9-0, and fell to Monadnock, 7-2.

Senior Galya Martin returned to action after missing the beginning of the season due to illness, and she was an easy 8-0 winner at number one singles against Prospect. Mikaela O'Neil followed with an 8-3 win at number two while Tona Lilley (8-2) and Ariana Gunderson (8-4) were also victorious at three and four.

Kim Ryan and Ashley Hood finished off the singles sweep, as Ryan was an 8-1 winner and Ryan prevailed 8-2.

All three doubles teams also had relatively quick victories, as Martin and O'Neil (number one) and Lilley and Gunderson (number two) both won 8-1 while Ryan and Valy Plaza-Erazo took care of business at number three with an 8-2 win.

In the loss to Monadnock, Gunderson (number four) and Ryan (number five) were the lone I-L winners, as both pulled out tight 9-7 victories, avoiding tiebreakers in the process. Martin also played a marathon match, as she dropped a two-hour affair at number one, 9-8 (7-4).

After a week off over vacation, the Lakers now kick off a run of matches on seven consecutive days. I-L is scheduled to host Berlin today before traveling to Conant tomorrow.

I-L baseball improves to 4-1

The Lakers baseball team continued its hot start to the season, as Inter-Lakes won its only game over vacation, beating White Mountains, 8-6, in eight innings on the road in Whitefield.

Sam Baker broke a 6-6 tie in the top of the eighth with a squeeze bunt, and sophomore Mitch Jurius came on in relief for the second time this season to record the save.

After Alex Butcher-Nesbitt and Brandon Krueger singled in the eighth, Brian Borders sacrificed them over to second and third. Baker's bunt plated Butcher-Nesbitt and an error at first base allowed Krueger to scamper home for the two-run cushion.

Krueger got the start on the mound for the Lakers, as he picked up the win over seven innings while striking out eight. The sophomore also totaled three hits and a pair of RBI at the plate, while Jurius and Borders each registered two hits in the victory.

The baseball team also has a packed schedule moving forward, as the Lakers were slated to play four games this week, kicking off with Monday's battle with border-rival Moultonboro Academy in Moultonboro.

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