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DuBois Central Catholic’s Kiki Blakley, shown in action earlier this season, captured her first singles win of the season Tuesday with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Bradford’s Eric Degolier. Blakley’s victory helped DCC beat the Owls, 5-2.

File photo by Chris Wechtenhiser

DuBOIS — The DuBois Central Catholic boys tennis team improved to 5-1 on the year with a 5-2 win over visiting Bradford Tuesday at the City Park tennis courts.

The Cardinals won three of the four singles matches, with senior Kiki Blakley capturing her first win of the season at No. 4 with a 6-3, 6-1 straight-set victory over Owl Eric Degolier.

“I’m so happy for Kiki Blakley on getting her first win of the season,” said DCC coach Andy Rice.” She has worked really hard to get her game where it is today. It has to be tough to be the only girl out there because we are the only co-ed team in the area.

“I hope winning in convincing fashion will be a confidence booster for her moving forward.”

Central Catholic also got singles wins from its top two players in Markus Peterson and Alex Micknis. Peterson bested Mitch Forbes, 6-2, 7-6 (8-6) at No. 1 singles, while Micknis topped Ben Jordan, 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2.

Bradford got its lone singles win at No. 3, where Brent Kennedy rallied from a set down to beat Liam Barnett, 4-6, 6-0, 10-6.

In doubles action, Peterson and Micknis teamed up at No. 1 to upend Forbes and Jordan, 8-2.

The Cardinals also notched a win at No. 3, with the duo of Michael Zaffuto and Jon Prebe knocking off Alex barton and Jarod Lucas, 8-2.

Owls Kennedy and Degolier claimed an 8-3 win at No. 2 doubles over Joey Varischetti and Cullen Engle.

The Cardinals are back in action today at Johnsonburg.

In other action Tuesday:

Brockway 6,

Johnsonburg 1

At Brockway, the host Rovers won three of four singles contest and swept the doubles matches on their way to a 6-1 win over Johnsonburg.

Brockway got singles wins from Mason Lindenmuth (No. 2), Anthony Esposito (No. 3) and Josh Salada (No. 4), with that trio combining to lose just four games in straight-set victories.

Esposito and Sabatose teamed up to win 8-4 at No. 1 doubles, while Lindenmuth and Salada came away with an 8-0 victory at No. 2. Brockway’s third doubles duo of Austin Kuntz and Weston Hrin won by forfeit.

“We got a great singles performance by Josh Salada and a great doubles win by Adam Sabatose and Anthony Esposito,” said Brockway coach Lori Sabatose.

Brockway (4-2) travels to Elk County Catholic on Thursday.

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